|Damian Bellamy, Sr.
|G||Maria Simmons, Sr.
|Sam Light, Jr.
|G||Alexis Cheatham, Sr.
|Ben Simpson, Sr.
|F||Nikki Kiernan, Jr.
|Tim Robertson, Jr.
|F||Alyssa McDonough, Sr.
|John Hatch, Jr.
|F | C||Kaitlyn Lehan, Jr.
|Games of Jan. 30- Feb. 5, 2017|
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Simmons had a week for the ages, leading Rutgers University-Newark to two wins behind a remarkable 35.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 4.5 steals per game. In a road win over Ramapo Wednesday, Simmons scored a then-career-high of 34, adding 10 rebounds and five assists for a double-double. She then set a new career-high of 37, scoring 16 points in a fourth-quarter comeback over William Paterson. She added 13 rebounds and five assists in that game. On the week, Simmons shot 62 percent from the field and 56 percent from three-point range, playing 84 of a possible 85 minutes.
Cheatham broke her own three-point record with 10 in a win over Allegheny. She hit her first seven attempts and finished 10 of 14 in a 35-point effort. For the week, she was 19 of 35 (54 percent) from beyond the arc, scoring 24.7 points per game, leading the SUNYAC in scoring and assists.
Kiernan averaged 20.5 points per game as she shot 72.0 percent (18-of-25) from the field and 100 percent from the free-throw line. Kiernan also led the team on the boards with 8.5 rebounds per game to go with a team-high 12 blocked shots, four steals and two assists. Her 23-point, 11-rebound effort against Bethany marked her ninth double-double of the season.
McDonough averaged 23.0 points, 13.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 4.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in a 2-0 week, while also shooting a perfect 22-of-22 from the charity stripe. Against Wilkes, she scored 20 points to go along with 14 rebounds (six offensive), six assists, and five steals. On Saturday, the senior tallied 26 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and steals in a thrilling 84-81 win over DeSales.
Lehan averaged 23 points, 16.5 rebounds and 7.5 blocked shots in two games this week. She scored a career-high 30 points, grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds and blocked eight shots in a win over Shenandoah. She added 16 points, 16 rebounds and eight blocked shots in a loss to Randolph College. Lehan shot 54.3 percent from the floor and 88.9 percent from the free throw line in the two games.
The 6'1" Bellamy led the Lehman to a pair of victories, scoring 20 points while grabbing 17 rebounds against Baruch and 21 points with 15 rebounds against Purchase. On the week, he shot 18-33 from the field (.545).
Light led Lebanon Valley to a crucial 2-0 week, scoring 29 points, including 27 in the second half and overtime of the team's 79-73 road win at Widener. He added five rebounds, a game-high four steals, and converted 17 free throws against the Pride. Light followed it up with a career day that saw him pour in 46 points in LVC's 91-87 victory at Albright. For the week, Light averaged 51.4 percent shooting from the field, 66.7 percent from beyond the arc, and 85.3 percent from the free throw line. He also averaged five rebounds, 2.5 steals, and two assists per contest.
With the score tied at 64 against 12th-ranked Denison, Simpson scored OWU's next 7 points to put Bishops ahead to stay and finished with 24 points and 11 rebounds as OWU won to move into tie for first place in NCAC standings. At Kenyon, he scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for his second double-double of the week.
Robertson averaged 30.0 points in a pair of games last week for Dominican. He poured in a career-high 34 points on 10-for-26 shooting from the field, helping the Stars overcome an 18-point deficit with under 12 minutes to play, scoring 18 points in the final 11 minutes of the game. Robertson followed that up with his seventh double-double of the season with 26 points and ten rebounds against Concordia Wisconsin. Robertson shot 10-for-15 from the field and 2-for-3 from three, including this game-tying three at the buzzer to close regulation.
Hatch averaged 27 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 blocks per game in a 2-0 week. He shot 53% from the floor and from the three point line. Hatched scored a career high 29 points to go along with 10 rebounds against Centenary as Colorado College kept pace in the SCAC.