Feb. 17, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Army sophomore guard Kelsey Minato and Bucknell freshman guard Megan McGurk earned Patriot League Anaconda Women's Basketball weekly awards on Monday for their performances in a pair of games last week.
Minato captures her fifth Patriot League Anaconda Women's Basketball Player of the Week award of the season after setting numerous program, Patriot League, NCAA and Christl Arena records while scoring a Patriot League record 49 points in a 92-85 loss to Holy Cross on Wednesday. Against the Crusaders, the Huntington Beach, Calif. native set three NCAA marks by converting all 26 free throw attempts in the game. She followed up her record-setting night with 29 points, six assists and two steals in the Black Knights 75-63 win over Bucknell on Saturday. The 49 points against Holy Cross is the second-most scored in a game by a NCAA Division I women's player this season (Joanna Harden, Troy, 52).
McGurk was named the Anaconda Rookie of the Week for the second time this season after averaging 13 points and 2.5 rebounds during the Bison's 0-2 week. The West Chester, Pa. native has scored in double-digits in five of the last six contests and is one of only two players to start all 24 games for Bucknell this season.
Honorable mention status went Holy Cross sophomore forward Raquel Scott, Boston University senior forward Rashidat Agboola as well as freshman guard Sarah Hope and Lehigh freshman forward Lexi Martins.
Patriot League Anaconda Women's Basketball Weekly Awards (Feb. 10-Feb. 16)
Anaconda Player of the Week
KELSEY MINATO, ARMY So., G, 5-8; Huntington Beach, Calif.
Set 18 total records (Army, Christl Arena, Patriot League, NCAA) while scoring a conference-record 49 points vs. Holy Cross on Wednesday. Made 26-of-26 free throws to set NCAA records for most makes in a single game and most consecutive makes in a single game. Scored 35 of her 49 during Army's second-half comeback attempt. Also finished with six rebounds and four steals against the Crusaders. Minato's 49 points were the second-most by a Division I women's player this season (Joanna Harden, Troy, 52). Scored 29 points on 9-of-16 shooting in Army's 75-63 win over Bucknell on Saturday to extend her double-digit scoring streak to 40 games. Went 10-of-12 from the line against the Bison while adding six assists. Has been named Anaconda Player of the Week a total of seven times in her two-year career - five in 2013-14 and twice as a freshman.
Anaconda Rookie of the Week
MEGAN MCGURK, BUCKNELL Fr., G, 5-7; West Chester, Pa.
McGurk is named Patriot League Anaconda Rookie of the Week for the second time this season after averaging 13.0 ppg and 2.5 apg in two tough match-ups for the Bison. Shot .500 from the field (5-for-10) to score 14 points against Navy and added three assists, two rebounds and a steal. Shot 44.4% from the field (4-for-9) in a 12-point effort at Army, hitting both of her three point attempts and also handing out two assists. Hasn't missed a free throw since Jan. 11, hitting 17-of-17, and has averaged 10.8 ppg in Bucknell's last six outings, scoring in double-digits in five of the contests.
RAQUEL SCOTT, HOLY CROSS So., F, 6-0; Ridgewood, N.J.
Averaged a double-double with 22.5 points and 11.0 rebounds per contest in helping Holy Cross to a 2-0 record. Began the week career-best 27 points to go along with 11 rebounds in 92-85 win over Army. Followed that up with 18 points and 11 caroms in win over Lehigh. Currently leads the Patriot League with 9.2 rebounds per game and 13 double-doubles. Ranks third in the league in scoring (16.1 PPG) and fifth in field-goal percentage (.489).
RASHIDAT AGBOOLA, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Sr., F, 6-1; Methuen, Mass.
Scored in double-digits of both games in Terriers 2-0 week. Has now scored in double-figures 18 times this season and five straight games. Matched season-high with 25 points against Colgate and added 11 boards for third double-double of the season. Played full 40 minutes for the first time this season in win over Loyola and was second on the team with 19 points.
SARAH HOPE, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Fr., G, 5-7; Medway, Mass.
Started and averaged 8.5 ppg in Terriers 2-0 week. One of four players to reach double-digits in win over Colgate with 12 points and perfect 4-for-4 from charity stripe.
LEXI MARTINS, LEHIGH UNIVERSITY Fr., F, 6-0; Irvington, N.Y.
Hit a pair of clutch three-point field goals in Mountain Hawks eight-point loss to Holy Cross on Saturday. Also converted her only two free throw attempts against the Crusaders and snatched three steals.