Team of the Week

Scoutware The Team of the Week presented by Scoutware is's weekly honor roll, in its 16th season of recognizing the top performance at each of the five positions from the previous week.

Men Pos. Women
John DiBartolomeo, Sr.
G Evy Iacono, Sr.
Case Western Reserve
Ross Sponsler, Fr.
G Lauren Avant, Jr.
Blaise White, Sr.
Birmingham Southern
G Enri Small, So.
Richie Bonney, Jr.
F Samantha Retas, So.
St. Joseph's (Bklyn.)
Taylor Hall, Sr.
F Devin McGrath, Sr.
St. Vincent
Games of Dec. 31, 2012-Jan. 6, 2013


John DiBartolomeo
DiBartolomeo produced 23 points in 25 minutes against RIT. In Saturday's UAA season-opening win over Emory, he had 34 points, 18 in the second half, including 10-10 from the line. His basket just before the halftime buzzer gave UR a 47-43 lead at the break. He averaged 5.5 rebounds, 7.0 assists and just one turnover, shooting 19-for-35 from the floor. 

Ross Sponsler
Sponsler scored a season-best 29 points in the Little Giants' 69-61 loss to Hiram on Friday, including 6-for-10 shooting from 3-point range. The following day, Wabash defeated Allegheny 95-87 in triple overtime with Sponsler scoring 21 points. Sponsler grabbed seven rebounds against Allegheny and handed out five assists in versus Hiram. He averaged 5.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists.

Blaise White
White hit a three-pointer against Centre on Sunday with 16 seconds left to make it a two-possession game and seal the 73-69 win. On Friday, he scored a career high 25 points against Sewanee in an 88-80 win. White averaged 22.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals while shooting 13-for-22 from the floor and 8-for-15 from 3-point range.

Richie Bonney
Bonney led Hobart to a pair of come-from-behind victories, averaging a team-high 34.5 points and 9.0 rebounds. Hobart opened conference play with a 90-85 win at RPI behind Bonney's career-high 40 points and game-high 11 rebounds as the Statesmen rallied from a 16-point deficit. The next day he led the Statesmen on another comeback, wiping out a 10-point deficit for a 67-66 overtime win at Skidmore. Bonney sank a pair of free throws with 2.5 seconds remaining in the extra session to cap a 29-point, seven-rebound performance. Over the weekend, he shot 75 percent from the floor (38-for-51).

Taylor Hall
Hall had an outstanding week, averaging 28.5 points, 13.0 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game, while helping the Royals pick up two conference victories. Hall shot 56.4 percent from the floor (22-for-39), 2-for-3 from beyond the arc and 11-for-14 from the line.


Evy Iacono
Iacono averaged 29.0 points in two games, including 38 in an 82-76 loss to Carnegie Mellon. She averaged 4.0 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals.

Lauren Avant
Avant led Rhodes to a 2-0 week and its fifth and sixth consecutive win, scoring 22 in a 55-53 win at Berry and 32 in a 65-49 win at Oglethorpe. She shot 57 percent from the floor, 5-for-8 from 3-oint range and 9-for-10 from the line, while adding 19 rebounds and eight steals.

Enri Small
Small doubled her personal best with 14 rebounds against Hiram, tied personal best with four assists, and tied her career high with 23 points against Allegheny on back-to-back nights. She averaged 21,5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 6.5 steals in the 2-0 week.

Samantha Retas
Retas averaged 27.0 points on 50.0 percent shooting from the field (21-for-42) and 16.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks over a 1-1 week. Retas opened her week with 31 points, four blocks (both career highs) and 15 rebounds in a victory over SUNY-Purchase and followed it up with 23 points and career-high 18 rebounds in a 76-71 loss to Albertus Magnus. 

Devin McGrath
McGrath averaged 21.5 points and 14 rebounds in a 2-0 week for St. Vincent. She also had a pair of steals, two blocked shots and four assists.