Northeast-10 Women's Basketball Weekly Report For Contests Through February 23, 2009
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February 23, 2009
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Northeast-10 Player of the Week
Lauren Revesz, Saint Rose (Sr., C, Pittsburgh, Pa.) Averaged 26 points and 10 rebounds throughout a 1-1 week. Shot 50-percent from the field and was 18-of-19 from the foul line. Had 26 points and hauled in 10 boards in a 78-70 setback versus Merrimack. Tallied an identical 26-point, 10 rebound effort in a 71-68 triumph at #19 Stonehill.
Northeast-10 Freshman of the Week
Brittany Shields, Pace (Fr., F, Cold Spring, N.Y.) - Averaged 24.5 points and 10 rebounds in a 1-1 week. Posted 19 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Stonehill. Recorded a career-high 30 points along with 10 boards, while shooting 11-for-19 from the field against Bentley.
Weekly Honor Roll:
Stacy Boisvert, American International (Sr., F, Agawam, Mass.) - Averaged 15.5 points and six rebounds per game in a 1-1 week. Scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds in a win over UMass Lowell and netted 17 points with seven boards at No. 25 Franklin Pierce.
Kim Brennan, Bentley (So., G, Locust Valley, N.Y.) - Helped powered a pair of victories by averaging 12.5 points, 6.5 assists, two rebounds and two steals. Shot 47 percent overall and made eight of nine three-pointers. Set a career-high with nine assists in the Southern Connecticut game, and amassed 15 points, four assists and four steals against Pace.
Kristy McLean, Bentley (Sr., G, Staten Island, N.Y.) - In a pair of wins, averaged 38.5 minutes, 16 points, nine rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals. Shot 54.5 percent overall, made three of seven from downtown and sank five of six free throws. Recorded her ninth double-double against Southern Connecticut, finishing with 12 points and 11 rebounds, and posted her ninth 20-point game against Pace (7-10 fg, 4-4 ft, 2-4 threes for exactly 20).
Jennifer Leedham, Franklin Pierce (Sr., G, Ellesmere Port, England) – Averaged 13.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, three assists and 2.7 steals in a 3-0 week. Shot 55.6-percent (10-18) from three point range for the week. Drained 7-of-10 three’s for 21 points to go with four assists and three steals in the win at Assumption. Posted 10 points, four rebounds and three steals in the win at Saint Anselm to start the week. Closed out the week with 10 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals in the victory over American International.
Johannah Leedham, Franklin Pierce (Jr., F, Ellesmere Port, England) - Averaged 21 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.3 steals, 2.7 assists and 1.3 blocked shots in a 3-0 week. Versus American International, scored 24 points and ten rebounds to go with four steals and three blocked shots. Totaled 24 points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals in a win as Assumption. Posted 15 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals in win at Saint Anselm to open the week.
Katie Dunn, Le Moyne (Sr., G, Whippany, N.J.) - Scored 16 points, all in the second half, and added two rebounds and two assists in a 63-53 win at Saint Michael's. Went 4-for-4 from three-point range in the second half to key the second half comeback.
Hannah DeGraffinreed, Merrimack (Fr., C, Raleigh, N.C.) - Tallied career-highs in points (21) and rebounds (19) and added five assists leading the Warriors to the playoffs with a 87-75 OT win over Southern Connecticut. Averaged 14 points and 13 rebounds in two victories this past week.
Amanda Shannon, Merrimack (Sr., G, North Andover, Mass.) - Scored 29 points, one short of her career-high in a 78-70 win at Saint Rose. Averaged 24.5 points in two victories this past week.
Lauren Hood, New Haven (Sr., F, Ashland, Mass.) - Averaged 17 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in a 1-1 week. Scored 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds against Southern New Hampshire. Totaled 16 points, two rebounds and a steal in a victory over UMass-Lowell.
Brittany Huggins, Pace (So., F, Windsor, Conn.) - Averaged 15 points and 2.5 rebounds, while shooting 13-for-22 (59.1%) in a 1-1 week. Tallied 20 points on 8-for-16 shooting, along with four rebounds and two assists in a win over Stonehill. Netted 10 points against Bentley.
Megan Howard, Saint Anselm (Fr., F, St. Paul, Minn.) - Averaged a double-double with 16.5 points and 13.5 rebounds per game, along with one steal and one assist per contest. Had a 15-point, 14-rebound showing versus Franklin Pierce, followed by an 18-point, 13-rebound double-double versus Saint Michael's. Now has 17 double-doubles on the season.
Christine Duffy, Southern New Hampshire (Fr., G, South Boston, Mass.) - Shot 61.5-percent from the floor (8-13) and averaged 12.5 points and six assists per game in a 2-0 week. Matched season-high with 14 points and handed out five assists in a win over Assumption. Totaled 11 points and seven assists in a win at New Haven.
Julia Houghtaling, Southern New Hampshire (Jr., F, Franconia, N.H.) - Averaged a double-double (15.0 points, 10.0 rebounds) per game in a 2-0 week. Finished with season-high 22 points on 6-of-9 shooting (10-12 FT) and grabbed eight rebounds in a win over Assumption.
Bethany Tighe, Stonehill (Sr., F, North Easton, Mass.) - Averaged 17 points and nine rebounds in a pair of losses last week. In a loss to Pace, had 19 points and 11 rebounds then had 15 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals in a loss to Saint Rose.
Kristen McWhirter, Stonehill (So., G, Melvin Village, N.H.) - Averaged 16 points, six rebounds and 3.5 assists in a pair of losses last week. In a loss to Pace, had 17 points and five rebounds then had 15 points, seven rebounds, five assists and no turnovers in 36 minutes of action in a loss Saint Rose.
FRANKLIN PIERCE: Franklin Pierce captured its first Northeast-10 regular season championship since joining the Conference prior to the 2000-01 season. The conference championship is the Ravens first since it claimed it’s second of two-straight regular season crowns in the old New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) in 1998-99. Junior All-American Johannah Leedham scored the 1,900th point over her career with her 15 first half points against American International on Saturday. She is still second all-time in program history with her 1,909 career points entering the postseason. Senior Jennifer Leedham (Ellesmere Port, England) moved into second place on Franklin Pierce's career steals list with 235, sitting behind only younger sister, Johannah, who has a program record 287 career thefts. Jennifer also moved into eighth on the Ravens career scoring charts with 1,275 career points.
SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE: Senior Alyssa Whitney (Somerville, Mass.) moved into a tie for ninth place on SNHU's all-time assist list with teammate Stephanie Houghton (Manchester, N.H.). Both Whitney and Houghton have handed out 265 career assists. With two wins last week, the Penmen are assured their first winning season since 1990-91.