Team of the Week

Scoutware The Team of the Week presented by Scoutware is's weekly honor roll, in its 17th season of recognizing the top performance at each of the five positions from the previous week.

Men Pos. Women
Brandon Gould, Sr.
Howard Payne
G Karisa Cantu, Sr.
Texas Lutheran
DeJuan Smith, Fr.
G Breanna Verkaik, Sr.
Ty Sabin, So.
G Lindsey Nichols, Jr.
Wale Abraham, Jr.
F Lauren Hancher, Jr.
Thayne Recker, Jr.
F Kelsea Daugherty, Fr.
Games of Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2015


Brandon Gould
Gould averaged 24.0 points and averaged 6.0 assists per game in wins over UT-Dallas and Hardin-Simmons. He scored 17 and pulled down seven rebounds with five assists in the UTD win. Gould then followed that up with 31 points on 12 of 15 (80 percent) shooting, five rebounds and seven assists at HSU. He was 4-of-5 from behind the arc and 6-for-7 from the line for the week, to go along with 65.5 percent shooting from the floor (19-for-29).

DeJuan Smith
Smith led Albright to a 2-0 week with victories over Widener and Lebanon Valley. He went 15-for-15 from the foul line against Widener on his way to 23 points, while adding 22 vs. Lebanon Valley, with a pair of free throws with 0.4 seconds left in a 78-77 win. Smith averaged 22.5 points and 2.5 rebounds per game, while shooting 56 percent from the floor, 63 percent from 3-point range and 95.2 percent (20-for-21) from the line.

Ty Sabin
After averaging 34 points per game in two games last week, Sabin is now tied for the NCAA scoring lead, across all divisions, with 29.1 points per game. He shot 68 percent from the floor (25-for-37), 5-for-12 from 3-point range and 13-for-14 from the line. He also averaged 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists.

Wale Abraham
Abraham averaged 19 points and 10.5 rebounds per game to help Mass Dartmouth post a 2-0 mark against Little East Conference opponents.  He shot 88.9 percent (16-for-18) from the field to reach double digits in points in each contest. Abraham recorded a monster double-double with career-highs in points (24) and rebounds (19) to help the Corsairs earn a road win at Western Connecticut. Earlier in the week, he netted 14 points, on 5-for-6, in the victory over Rhode Island College.

Thayne Recker
Recker set the HCAC single-game scoring record in the Beavers' 103-102 triple overtime win over Hanover. He punished the Panthers with 53 points, on 14-of-24 shooting, and added a career-high 15 rebounds. He averaged 36.0 points, 13.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocked shots for the week.


Karisa Cantu
Cantu scored 20.5 points and averaged 5.0 assists per game in helping the Bulldogs to a 2-0 week. She was an even 50 percent from the field over the weekend, knocking down 10 of 20 shots, including 4-of-8 from 3-point land. She also consistently got to the free throw line, making 17-of-20 from the stripe. Cantu shot 7-of-11 from the field in a 92-75 win against the University of Dallas, including 3-of-4 from the 3-point line. She scored 19 of her 25 points in the second half.

Breanna Verkaik
Verkaik averaged 20.0 points a game and connected on seven of 13 (53.8 percent) from 3-point range in leading Calvin to conference road victories at Albion and Trine this past week to keep the nationally ranked Knights undefeated at 19-0, 10-0 in league play.

Lindsey Nichols
Nichols averaged 23.7 points per game to lead the Green Terror (18-1, 12-1 CC) to a 3-0 week. She reset her career high with 29 points in a 67-58 win at Johns Hopkins on Tuesday before matching that total two nights later in a 74-66 win at Washington College. In a battle for first place on Saturday, she tallied 13 points in a 63-52 win over Muhlenberg. She shot 38.9 percent from the field for the week, including hitting 12 of 28 3-point attempts (42.9 percent). She also went 17-for-22 from the free-throw line and added 13 rebounds, five assists, seven steals and two blocked shots.

Lauren Hancher
In Wooster's lone action of the week, Hancher scored a school-record 40 points (previous best was 38 by All-American Katie Montague on Jan. 3, 1998) plus registered career highs in both assists (four) and steals (five) and pulled down five rebounds. Hancher, who shot 15-of-24 from the field (.625) and 10-of-11 at the free throw line (.909), was just the 10th in D-III to reach the 40-point club this year.

Kelsea Daugherty
Daugherty helped the Bison post a 2-0 record, averaging a gaudy 27 points and 14 rebounds in posting her league-leading seventh and eighth double-doubles of the season. She posted career highs against Geneva, finishing the contest with 27 points and 16 boards. She then followed that with a 27-point, 12 rebound night against Thiel.