Team of the Week
The Team of the Week presented by Scoutware is D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll, in its 19th season of recognizing the top performance at each of the five positions from the previous week. This is the final Team of the Week of the 2015-16 season.
|Pete Walker, Jr.
|G||Kaitlyn Read, Jr.
New York University
|Jack Serbin, Jr.
|G||Erika Richards, Jr.
|Joey Flannery, Jr.
|F||Ashley Holmes, Sr.
UC Santa Cruz
|Andre Norris, Sr.
|F||Lisa Murphy, Jr.
|Ibrahima Toure, Sr.
|F||Jordan Holmes, Jr.
|Games of Feb. 22-28, 2016|
NYU athletics file photo
Walker came up big in Central's three-game run to the Iowa Conference tournament title. He not only scored 23.3 points per game, but also was responsible for guarding the opponent's top player in each game. Walker shot 25-for-44 from the floor (57 percent) and 8-for-14 from 3-point range (57 percent) for the week.
Serbin ended the 2015-16 season recording his 16th double-double of the year in a setback to Case Western Reserve. Serbin led all players with 36 points on 13-of-19 shooting including a 3-of-5 effort from long range. He also tied a season-best with 18 rebounds. The junior finished the season scoring in double figures in 24 contests including seven games scoring 20 or more.
Flannery averaged 25.5 points and 9.0 rebounds as Babson captured its second consecutive NEWMAC title. The junior posted a double-double with 27 points and 11 rebounds in Saturday's 74-69 semifinal victory over Emerson and then finished with 24 points and seven boards in Sunday's 81-69 win over MIT in the championship game.
Norris became the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,936 points surpassing a 30 year-old University of Dubuque career scoring record held by Tim Lundquist at 1,928 points. He tied his career high of 37 points in semifinal loss in Iowa Conference tournament, shooting 11-for-21 from the floor and 13-for-14 from the foul line.
Toure averaged 26.0 points per game in the NEAC tournament as the Mustangs made their fourth appearance in the championship title game in five years. He also averaged 14.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.5 steals, while shooting 45.2 percent from the floor across both games. In the loss to Lancaster Bible, Toure put together a collegiate best game to close out his career, netting 29 points and 17 rebounds, while shooting 52.6 percent from the floor and 70 percent from the free throw line.
Read helped lead the Violets to a victory in their regular-season finale. The junior finished with game highs in points (19), assists (six) and steals (six) as NYU defeated Brandeis on the road on Saturday 70-56. She also had four rebounds.
Richards had an impressive performance when she recorded a career-high 37 points against Lehman in the CUNYAC semifinals. She shot 54.5 percent from behind the arc. She grabbed three boards, and had three steals against the Lightning.
Holmes led UC Santa Cruz to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. She scored 27 points in the first half alone of the Great South Conference semifinal game versus Finlandia. She hit seven consecutive 3-point shots over the course of two games and was 10-for-10 from the foul line. Holmes shot 16-for-27 from the floor (59 percent) and 9-for-13 from 3-point range (69 percent) as well.
Murphy led the Tartans to an 83-49 victory over Case Western Reserve to close out the regular season on Saturday. Murphy recorded her 13th double-double of the season after scoring a game-high 36 points and hauling in a game-high 12 rebounds. She converted 13 of 17 attempts and went 9-of-9 in the first half from the floor while going 10-of-11 from the charity stripe. Murphy now has seven games with 31 or more points.
Holmes averaged 22.5 points per game, 24 rebounds and 6.5 blockes in two NCAC tournament games. Despite suffering a buzzer-beater defeat in the semifinals against Allegheny, Holmes had one of the greatest single-game performances in school history as she scored 22 points and broke the school and conference single-game record with 28 rebounds. She also added seven blocks against the Gators.