March 4, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - After receiving accolades for their performance throughout the season earlier in the day, Army senior Ella Ellis and Lafayette freshman Bryce Scott each added another accomplishment when they received their first weekly awards of the 2012-13 season on Monday.
Ellis received the first Patriot League Anaconda Player of the Week award of his career, and first for any Army player since the 2010-11 season, after putting up a pair of 30-point games last week. Scott was named Patriot League Anaconda Rookie of the Week for the first time after averaging 12.0 points and 3.5 assists in two wins for the Leopards. Ellis was named a first-team All-Patriot League pick on Monday, while Scott made the All-Rookie Team.
Honorable mention status went to three others who earned first-team All-League honors on Monday as Lafayette's Tony Johnson, Lehigh's Holden Greiner and Bucknell's Cameron Ayers all garnered the attention.
Patriot League Anaconda Weekly Awards (Feb. 25-March 3)
Anaconda Player of the Week
ELLA ELLIS, ARMY Sr., F, 6-7, 195; Houston, Texas/Eisenhower (USMAPS)
Ellis closed out the regular season with consecutive 30-point games, scoring 31 in a 69-62 win over Holy Cross on Wednesday and 30 in an 81-75 loss to Lehigh on Saturday. He shot 18-of-37 from the field, 8-of-19 from three-point range and 17-of-20 at the line for the week, including a 13-of-13 effort at the charity stripe in the win over Holy Cross. Ellis saw his scoring average shoot up to 18.0 points per game for the year, good for 43rd in the country, while he finished second in League play with 18.6 points per contest. Ellis was named a first-team All-Patriot League selection for the second year in a row on Monday. He closes out his career with his first Anaconda Player of the Week award, and the first for any Army player since the 2010-11 season.
Anaconda Rookie of the Week
TONY JOHNSON, LAFAYETTE Sr., G, 6-0, 175; Folsom, Calif./Folsom
BRYCE SCOTT, LAFAYETTE Fr., G, 6-2, 179; El Dorado Hills, Calif./Oak Ridge
Scott helped Lafayette to its best Patriot League mark since 2000 and the No. 2 seed in the upcoming League Tournament by averaging 12.0 points and 3.5 assists in a pair of victories last week. He had 10 points, five assists and three rebounds in an 80-67 win at Colgate on Wednesday, and concluded the regular season with 14 points in an 80-72 triumph over American on Saturday. Scott shot 4-of-7 from the field and 2-of-4 from three-point range in both games to finish 8-of-14 overall and 4-of-8 from long distance for the week. He reached double digits in scoring in consecutive games for the first time in his career. Lafayette has a 9-3 record since Scott was inserted into the starting lineup against Bucknell on Jan. 19. After receiving a spot on the Patriot League All-Rookie Team earlier in the day, Scott receives his first Anaconda Rookie of the Week award.
Johnson averaged 19.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists while making 14-of-20 shots and all 10 of his free throws in Lafayette's wins over Colgate and American last week.
HOLDEN GREINER, LEHIGH Sr., F, 6-8, 210; Traverse City, Mich./St. Francis
Greiner averaged 17.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals while shooting 70.6% from the field as Lehigh closed the regular season with wins over Navy and Army last week.
CAMERON AYERS, BUCKNELL Jr., G, 6-5, 205; Blue Bell, Pa./Germantown Academy
Ayers averaged 16.0 points and 3.5 rebounds while shooting 63.2% from the field in Bucknell's wins last week