Team of the Week
|Andy Winters, Sr.
|G||Tresta Donahoo, Jr.
|John DiBartolomeo, Sr.
|G||Maureen Hirt, Jr.
|Doug Smith, Sr.
|G||Janell Menard, Sr.
|Andy Charles, Jr.
|F||Meredith Mesaris, So.
|Hayk Gyokchyan, Sr.
Franklin and Marshall
|F||Melissa Spahar, Jr.
Donahoo had back-to-back 25-point performances vs. Mississippi College and Louisiana College. She also averaged 7.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists over the two games. Against Mississippi College, Donahoo scored a game high 25 points with eight rebounds. She was 7 of 12 from the field and 10 of 12 from the free throw line. Donahoo added six assists and seven rebounds vs. Louisiana College.
Hirt came up big in the Ladies' three wins this week. Shooting a combined 14-of-26 from three-point range and a perfect 11-of-11 at the free throw line, Hirt ended up sinking a total of 67 points. That total pushed her career total to 1,002 and made her just the tenth player in the program's history to reach 1,000 points. She averaged 22.3 points and 5.7 rebounds in a 3-0 week.
Menard went 16-for-20 from the field for the week including an 8-for-9 effort from beyond the arc. She went 9-for-9 from the field in MC's first USA South challenge and 4-for-4 from 3-point range and averaged 21.0 points per game.
Mesaris averaged 29.7 points per game in three victories to lead Scranton to its first 6-0 start since 2003-04. She scored a career-high 33 in a 73-60 victory at Marywood, then 26 a night later in a 57-53 win over Cabrini. She capped the week with 30 points in 30 minutes in a 74-51 win over Susquehanna. She shot 62.2 percent from the field during the week, including 5-of-10 from 3-point range. She also connected on 28 of 36 free throws (77.8 percent) and averaged 6.0 rebounds.
Spahar led JCU (5-0) to wins against Case Western Reserve (in quadruple overtime) and Carnegie Mellon, averaging 22 points and 14.5 rebounds in the two games. Spahar added 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game last week. She shot 76% from the free throw line (16-for-21).
Winters posted the first triple-double by an Ohio Wesleyan men's basketball player in the Battling Bishops' 76-62 win against Allegheny on Saturday. Winters finished with 12 points and recorded career bests with 11 rebounds and 13 assists. Winters opened the week with 10 points and four assists in a 64-53 win over Capital.
DiBartolomeo was named the MVP as Rochester won its 11th Wendy's Classic Championship. In the quarterfinal win over RIT, he scored 16 of his 25 in the second half. His 29 points against Hobart in the championship game came against the man who recruited him to Rochester -- current Hobart head coach Mike Neer. At 8-0, Rochester is off to its best start in five years. He averaged 26.7 points in a 3-0 week, to go with 5.0 assists and 7.7 rebounds.
At W&J, Smith scored a career-high 40 points on 14-of-23 shooting, including a career-best 10 3-pointers on 17 attempts. Smith's 10 3-pointers (six in the second half) ranked second in Westminster history. He finished 17-for-27 from the week, averaging 26.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in two games.
Charles recorded a pair of double-doubles this week to extend the Cyclones win streak to four consecutive games. In his performances early this week, Charles recorded his third consecutive double-double with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds (24 and 21 against TCNJ), finishing the week averaging 15.3 rebounds and 20.3 points per game for the Cyclones.
Gyokchyan averaged 30.5 points, 13 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in a 2-0 week for the Diplomats, with 36 points and seven rebounds against Ursinus and 25 and 15 vs. McDaniel. He shot 61.5 percent from the floor and 6-for-12 from 3-point range.