Team of the Week
|Kyle McAndrews, Jr.
|G||Erin McNamara, Sr.
|Kevin Agnew, Jr.
|G||Kenzie Vander Molen, Jr.
|Jared Carithers, Jr.
|G||Emily Grabiak, Sr.
|Daniel Zitani, Sr.
|F||Christina Marquette, Jr.
|Dan Kornbaum, Sr.
|C||Jasmine Brandon, So.
|Games of Jan. 6-12, 2014|
McAndrews averaged 30.0 points on 67.7 percent shooting to lead Pomona-Pitzer to a 2-0 week. He had 32 points on 12-for-18 shooting in a 90-85 double-overtime win over Chapman and followed with 28 on 9-for-13 shooting in an 83-74 road win over Whittier. In the Chapman game, he had five points in the final 35 seconds of regulation on a 12-foot runner and a 3-pointer to help force overtime. In the second OT, he had seven points, including baskets on two straight possessions. Against Whittier, he had 17 of his 28 in the second half, while shooting 8-8 at the foul line. He averaged 3.0 assists per game.
Agnew averaged 32.5 points and 2.5 assists per game in two contests last week. He scored 34 at Elizabethtown, then had 31 at Stevenson while shooting 50 percent for the week, 39 percent from 3-point range, and 83 percent at the line. Agnew is only the fifth player in program history - and first since all-time scoring leader Andy Panko in 1996-97 - to score 30-plus points in three consecutive games.
Carithers averaged 28.0 poinst per game in a 2-0 week for Shenandoah, with 24 points in a non-conference win at Penn State-Altoon and 32 points in a conference win at Roanoke. He shot 20-for-38 from the floor for the week (52.6 percent), 10-for-20 from 3-point range and 6-for-7 from the line. He also averaged 4.5 rebounds.
Zitani averaged 27.5 points and 10 rebounds per game in two contests. He registered his fifth double-double of the season on Saturday against George Fox, scoring 30 points to go along with 11 rebounds. He just missed a double-double at Willamette, scoring 25 to go along with nine rebounds.
Kornbaum averaged 23.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game in two Auggie wins, an 86-71 win at Hamline and a 69-42 win over Macalester. In the process, Kornbaum reached the 1,000-point plateau for his collegiate career. Against Hamline, Kornbaum scored 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the field, adding nine rebounds and a blocked shot. Against Macalester, he scored 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting from the field, with seven rebounds and three blocked shots.
McNamara led Southern Maine to a 2-0 record, averaging 23.0 points and 5.5 assists per game. She shot 47.1 percent (15-for-34) from the field, including 50 percent (8-for-16) from behind the 3-point arc. McNamara set a career-high in points with 29 at Husson on Jan. 7, while also distributing five assists in the victory. Four days later, she scored 17 points and dished out six assists as Southern Maine raced past Little East rival Mass-Dartmouth.
Kenzie Vander Molen
Scored a career-high 29 points (10 more than her previous best) in a come-from-behind win over Luther. The Dutch trailed by as much as 17 with 1:54 remaining in the first half. Vander Molen scored five points in a 19-second span to pull Central within two points at 75-73, the score when the eventual game-winning 3-pointer was scored. She also played the final 14:47 with four personal fouls. She averaged 24.0 points for the week, shooting 7-for-15 from 3-point range.
Grabiak averaged 23.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 6.0 steals, and 3.5 assists per game in a 2-0 week fro Catholic. She scored a career-high 26 points, pulled down six rebounds and dished out four assists in an 84-72 win over Gwynedd Mercy. She added five steals, including the 200th of her career. Grabiak followed that with a strong showing at Merchant Marine, shooting 52.9 percent from the floor en route to 21 points, seven rebounds, three assists and a career-high seven steals.
Marquette averaged 21 points and 15 rebounds per game in a 2-0 week for Oberlin. Her 20-rebound, 17-point performance helped Oberlin defeat Kenyon, 54-50, for the first time since 2003. She followed with a 25-point, 10-rebound effort in a 60-59 win over Hiram.
Brandon posted her Division III-leading second 40-plus point game, scoring 42 points in the Blue Angels' matchup with Pine Manor. The center shot nearly 70% (69.6% - 16-23) from the field and 81.8% (9-11) from the line to become the first DIII player this season to eclipse the 40 point barrier twice. She added a game-high 14 rebounds to record her seventh double-double of the season.