|Jace Richardson, So.
University of the Ozarks
|G||Jordan Anderson, Jr.
|Jamie Nikitas, Sr.
|G||Lindsey Nichols, Sr.
|Jamail Stanley, Jr.
|G | F||Caseylynn Fulton, Sr.
|William Hython, Jr.
|F||Alexandra Leslie, So.
|Lucas Johnson, Sr.
|F | C||Crystal Barnes, Jr.
|Games of Jan. 11-17, 2016|
Richardson averaged 26.3 points, 7.0 assists and hit 10 3-pointers to lead Ozarks to a 2-1 record during the week. Richardson started the week with 22 points, 10 assists and five 3-pointers in a win against Southwestern Adventist. He then poured in a career-high 32 points against LeTourneau. Richardson was instrumental in a comeback win against Texas-Tyler, scoring 16 points and hitting three 3-pointers in the second half. Richardson hit a clutch jumper with 1:20 remaining in the game to put Ozarks in front by three points. He finished with 25 points in the win.
Nikitas scored a career-high 40 points vs. Carroll, the first time a Lawrence player scored 40 or more vs. someone other that Grinnell in more than 40 years. He averaged 36.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists for the week, shooting 55 percent from the floor and 83.3 percent from the foul line.
Stanley poured in a career-high 31 points on 13-of-18 shooting from the field to go along with four blocks against St. Joseph's (Bklyn.). Stanley then registered his fifth double-double of the season by producing 27 points on 7-for-15 shooting and a career-high 17 rebounds against Purchase.
Hython averaged 24.7 points and 14.3 rebounds with three double-doubles in three games. He had career highs of 34 points and 18 rebounds at Rochester Tech, and 21 points with 14 boards in a win at Bard. Hython scored 19 with 11 rebounds in the win at Vassar. He has six double-doubles this season and leads the Liberty League in rebounding by over two rebounds per game. Hython now has 27 career double-doubles at Union.
Johnson posted a pair of double-doubles to help No. 5 Benedictine remain one of only four unbeatens in the country. He netted 15 points with 14 rebounds and six assists in a road rout of Concordia-Chicago and neared a triple-double to help Benedictine come from behind against Concordia (Wis.) by amassing 17 points, 16 boards, and eight blocks.
Anderson led Morrisville State to a 3-0 week. She started the week with a 10 point performance against Keuka before posting a collegiate high 27 points and eight assists in a 77-70 overtime win vs. NEAC undefeated Lancaster Bible. In that contest, Anderson shot 50 percent from the floor and converted 15-of-17 free throws (88.2 percent), while adding three steals to her totals on the day. She capped off the week with a 20-point performance against Penn State Berks to lead the Mustangs in the conference win, adding another eight assists. Anderson averaged 19.0 points per game, shot 41.7 percent from the floor, 71.4 percent from the free throw line (25-35), and dished out on average 6.0 assists per game.
Nichols led the Green Terror to a 3-0 week that included a 65-59 come-from-behind victory at No. 9 Muhlenberg on Tuesday. She averaged 23.0 points per game on the week, reaching the 20-point mark in all three games. She made 12 3-pointers to go with 24 rebounds, five assists and 11 steals. She also had a pair of 20-point, 10-rebound performances to give her four career double-doubles.
Fulton averaged 18.3 points, 13.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game leading the Roos to a 2-1 week. She opened the week with 24 points and 12 rebounds in a 76-68 win over Fisher College on Tuesday. The senior followed that up with 23 points, eight boards and five assists on 10-for-21 shooting in a 74-45 victory against the University of Maine-Presque Isle. Fulton closed out the week with eight points and a season-high 19 rebounds in a 69-51 setback at Villa Maria.
Leslie's career high point total (30) came at the perfect time as 10th-ranked Rochester defeated 4th-ranked NYU in the final game at the Coles Sports Centre. Rochester's 73-54 victory was UR's largest ever win at Coles (in 32 visits, 10 wins). It was also Rochester's first win on NYU's court in the last three trips. Her 48 points (18 vs. Brandeis) and 17 rebounds enabled Rochester to sweep the Brandeis-NYU trip for the first time in four years. UR is tied for first place in the UAA (3-0) with Washington. Yellowjackets claimed all three wins on the road. Leslie was named the UAA Women's Player of the Week for her efforts.
Barnes registered career highs of 29 points (12-for-15 shooting) and 19 rebounds (11 offensive) to record her 17th career double-double at Purchase. Barnes' 14 rebounds vs. St. Joseph's (Bklyn.) marked her ninth double-digit rebound game of the season.