Team of the Week
|Ryan Milne, Sr.
|G||Maureen Hirt, Sr.
|Matt Vadas, Sr.
|G||Savannah Trees, Jr.
|David Louison, Jr.
St. Joseph's (Bklyn.)
|F||Sydney Moss, So.
|Joey Flannery, Fr.
|F||Tara Gabelman, Sr.
|Brendan Boken, So.
|F||Meredith Mesaris, Jr.
|Games of Dec. 30, 2013-Jan. 5, 2014|
Hirt shot 18-of-25 (.720) overall, 8-of-13 (.615) from 3-point range, and a perfect 6-of-6 at the free throw line. She racked up 50 points in two Kenyon road wins and also had nine rebounds, eight assists, and five steals. In Saturday's 81-76 win over Ohio Wesleyan, Hirt brought Kenyon back from a late-game, three-point deficit by playing a role in the Ladies' final 15 points, ten of which she scored herself. The other five points came on two field goals with Hirt being credited on the assists.
Trees averaged 18.3 points, shooting 52.6 percent from the floor as the Tigers went 3-0 for the week, including a win vs. Ithaca. She had a 4-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio for the week, shooting 11-for-13 from the line.
Moss helped lead the Saints to a pair of road wins over Centre and Washington and Jefferson. She averaged 29.5 points per game and 4.0 rebounds per game and dished out five assists, while leading the team in steals with nine. In the two games, Moss shot 70.3 percent from the field (26-of-37), including 44.4 percent from behind the arc (4-for-9) in 25.5 minutes per game.
Gabelman averaged 23.5 points and 16 rebounds in a perfect 2-0 week. She exploded with 27 points and 22 rebounds en route to her 30th career double-double in an 87-71 win at Albertus Magnus. Earlier in the week, Gabelman scored 20 points and grabbed 10 boards earlier in the week as the Camels topped UW-Eau Claire 64-59. For the week, Gabelman was 18-for-31 from the field (58%) and was a perfect 11-for-11 from the line.
Mesaris averaged 24 points and 10.5 rebounds while leading Scranton to the crown at the Hat City Classic at Western Connecticut State. She had 23 points and nine rebounds in 20 minutes in an 81-60 win over William Paterson in Saturday's opening-round game. Less than 24 hours later, she poured in 25 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in a 72-51 win over St. Joseph's (Maine) in the title game.
Milne led the Tigers to a 2-1 record during their recent three-game road swing. Milne averaged 28.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists. He made 29 of 55 (.527) shots from the floor, including a 12-of-28 (.429) performance from 3-point range, and sank 15 of 18 free throws (.833). He scored 21 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out four assists to help CC overcome a 14-point deficit during an 82-75 victory in double overtime at Lehman on Dec. 28. Two days later, he poured in a career-high 38 points in a 93-90 loss in overtime at Babson. He posted a game-high 26 points and had six assists as Colorado College opened conference play with a 78-66 victory at the University of Dallas.
Vadas averaged 29 points, seven rebounds and two assists in a perfect 2-0 week. Vadas scored 30 points for the ninth time in his career Saturday, adding 12 rebounds and a steal in a 96-87 triumph against Coast Guard. He set the school 3-point record, knocking down the 206th of his career. Earlier in the week, he had 28 points in a 75-72 win at Methodist. Vadas was 10-for-17 from 3-point range, 18-for-21 from the charity stripe and 15-for-31 from the floor.
Louison sparked the team to a 1-1 week, including an 87-84 overtime win over CCNY. The junior started off the week with 19 points and 10 rebounds while dishing out three assists as the Bears extended their winning streak to four games. He followed with an impressive outing versus Drew pouring in a season-high 30 points on a blistering 12-of-20 shooting from the floor with nine rebounds. Louison finished the week averaging a team-high 24.5 points per game while shooting 20-of-40 from the floor. He also snagged 9.5 rebounds per game and added 2.5 assists.
Flannery helped Babson to a pair of victories, averaging 26.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals, while shooting 65.5 percent from the floor. He poured in a career-high 34 points on 14-for-18 shooting in a 93-90 overtime victory over then-25th-ranked Colorado College on Monday, and followed it up with 19 points, six boards, two assists and two steals in an 84-57 triumph over Elms on Saturday.
Boken scored 82 points in three victories while shooting 76.9 percent from the field. He opened the week with a career-high 37 points while going 15-for-17 from the floor and pulling down 14 rebounds in 27 minutes in a 94-77 win over Keystone on New Year's Eve. On Friday and Saturday, he helped the Royals to a pair of wins in the Cross-County Challenge by averaging 22.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks. He had 24 points, nine rebounds, four blocks and two assists as Scranton held off King's, 87-83, on Friday. A day later, he had 21 points, four rebounds and three steals in an 83-68 win over Wilkes.