Dec. 2, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - A women's basketball front court pair was honored on Monday with weekly awards from the Patriot League as Holy Cross sophomore forward Raquel Scott was named the Anaconda Player of the Week and Bucknell rookie Claire DeBoer picked up the Anaconda Rookie of the Week nod.
Scott posted back-to-back double-doubles to lead Holy Cross to a 2-0 week with double-digit victories over Massachusetts and Manhattan, while DeBoer netted a career-high point total in Tuesday's win over Youngstown State. It's the first weekly honors for both student-athletes this season.
Honorable mention performances were also logged by several players, including Army's Olivia Schretzman, Loyola Maryland's Kara Marshall and Navy's Jade Geif.
There are no games on the Monday slate, but both the League's service academies return to the floor at home on Tuesday night. Army hosts Morgan State and Navy welcomes Mount St. Mary's at 7 p.m. on Patriot League Network.
A look back on action over the Thanksgiving holiday plus a preview of the upcoming week will be in Tuesday's weekly release.
ANACONDA SPORTS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ANACONDA SPORTS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK CLAIRE DeBOER, BUCKNELL Fr., F, 6-1, Grosse Pointe, Mich.
RAQUEL SCOTT, HOLY CROSS So., F, 6-0, Ridgewood, N.J.
Scott was instrumental in a pair of victories that saw Holy Cross run its season-opening win streak to five straight and match the program’s best start since 1987-88. The sophomore forward posted back-to-back double-doubles, with 21 points, 12 rebounds and four assists in Tuesday’s 76-54 victory over Massachusetts, and 15 points, 13 boards and five dishes in Sunday’s 74-58 triumph at Manhattan. The two double-doubles were the second and third of Scott’s career. She shot 56.7 percent (17 of 30) from the floor and averaged 18.0 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists in the two victories. Scott has also taken over the League lead in rebounding (9.5 per game) while moving up to fourth in scoring (16.8) and seventh in assists (4.3).
DeBoer collects her first career weekly honor from the Patriot League after averaging 11.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 62.5 percent (10 of 16) from the floor during the Bison’s 1-1 week. Her best outing came Tuesday when she notched a career-high 15 points on 7-of-11 from the field with eight boards, two assists and a pair of steals in a 66-41 win over Youngstown State. She returned to the floor on Saturday and scored eight points with two rebounds in a 61-59 defeat at NJIT. DeBoer is the League’s top rookie in both scoring (8.3 per game) and rebounding (6.1).
SARAH KIELY, AMERICAN Sr., F, 6-0, Newtown, Pa.
Scored 10 points and eight rebounds in back-to-back games last week, including in Sunday’s 77-54 win over Dartmouth. Shot 50 percent from the field.
OLIVIA SCHRETZMAN, ARMY Jr., F, 6-1, Dayton, Ohio
Netted 19 points (including 13 from the foul line on 13 tries) with six rebounds in Friday’s 75-67 victory at Stony Brook.
MOLLIE McKENDRICK, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Jr., F, 6-0, Mildura, Australia
Posted her first career double-double with 14 points and a career-high 16 rebounds in Sunday’s 62-56 loss to Old Dominion.
AUDREY DOTSON, BUCKNELL Jr., F, 6-1, Vienna, Va.
Averaged 19.0 points and 8.5 rebounds per game while shooting 50 percent during Bucknell’s 1-1 week.
DANIELLE FIACCO, LAFAYETTE Sr., C, 6-7, Brewster, N.Y.
Averaged a double-double of 10.5 points and 10.5 rebounds with 3.0 blocks and shot 55.6 percent in Lafayette’s 1-1 trip through Chicago around Thanksgiving.
KARA MARSHALL, LOYOLA MARYLAND Jr., G, 5-8, Gaithersburg, Md.
Erupted for 24 points and scored the game-winning layup with just three seconds left to lift the Greyhounds to Sunday’s 66-65 triumph at St. Peter’s. Averaged 18.0 points in 28.5 minutes per game during a 1-1 week.
JADE GEIF, NAVY Sr., F, 6-0, Lakeville, Minn.
Named to the Navy Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 14.0 points on 66.7 percent from the floor and 9.5 rebounds in the Mids’ victories over Brown and Rider.