|Adrian Johnson, Fr.
|G||Cassidy Burkholder, Sr.
|Stanley Duncan, Fr.
|G||Kaitlyn Read, Jr.
|Jason Ganley, So.
|F||Sydney Moss, Sr.
|Blake Scinta, Sr.
|F||Brandi Blattner, Fr.
St. Mary's (Minn.)
|Alex Sorenson, So.
North Central (Ill.)
|F | C||Jordan Holmes, Jr.
|Games of Jan. 18-24, 2016|
Photo by Steve Frommell, d3photography.com
Burkholder posted her third straight double-double in the Eagles' 82-80 loss to Randolph-Macon in the only game of the week. Burkholder scored 24 points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds for the Eagles. She also added five assists and four steals. She shot 60 percent from the floor on 9-of-15 shooting.
Read helped lead the Violets to a 2-0 UAA weekend on the road. She began with game highs in points (20) and rebounds (12) as NYU defeated the University of Chicago 71-55 on Friday night. Then, on Sunday in a come-from-behind 66-64 win over Washington University-St. Louis, Read notched 14 points, four rebounds and three assists.
Moss helped lead the top-ranked Saints to a 2-0 record last week as she averaged 24.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game, while dishing out a team-high-tying 11 assists and blocking two shots and recording two steals. For the week, she shot 54.5 percent from the field (18-of-33), including 55 percent from behind the 3-point arc (11-of-20). Moss scored a season-high 41 points in the win the win over Waynesburg as she was 15-of-23 from the floor, including 9-of-14 from behind the 3-point line.
Blattner averaged a double-double in leading the Cardinals to back-to-back wins vs. Hamline and Macalester. She kicked off the week with a 12-point, 13-rebound effort in the Cardinals' 70-55 win over Hamline, then notched her second double-double of the week, and seventh of the season, with 26 points and 12 rebounds in an 81-56 win vs. Macalester.
Holmes enjoyed the best two-game shooting stretch in her career as she went a combined 18-for-21 in wins over Hiram and Ohio Wesleyan. She scored 22 points in each contest while averaging 16.0 rebounds and 6.5 blocks per game. Against Ohio Wesleyan, Holmes set a school single-game record by going a perfect 10-for-10 from the field. She has posted double-digit rebounds in all 18 games this season and is shooting 70.4 percent from the field.
Johnson had a remarkable week for Manchester as he led the Spartans to a 1-1 record by averaging 32.5 points, two rebounds and five assists per contest as the Spartans held off Earlham 76-74 in overtime and dropped a 96-80 decision at Anderson. He went 26-of-49 from the field (53 percent), 4-of-9 from outside the arc (44.4 percent) and a perfect 9-for-9 from field. His week was further spotlighted by a double-double at Earlham which included 10 assists.
Duncan was one of three Anderson guards to average more than 20 points per game in a pair of key HCAC victories. In a triple-overtime win at Hanover, Duncan scored a career-high 33 points, including 17 in the overtime sessions. For the week, Duncan shot 66.7 percent (14-of-21) from the field and was 6-of-10 (60 percent) from 3-point range. He was 12-of-13 at the free-throw line (92.3 percent).
In a 1-1 week for the Leopards, Ganley averaged 32.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game while shooting 68.8 percent (22-for-32) from the floor. That included going 10-for-15 (66.7 percent) from behind the arc. Ganley broke the program's single-game scoring record in an 81-72 win over Gordon as he scored 39 points on 13-for-17 shooting (6-for-8 from 3-point range) while also grabbing six rebounds. Twenty-three of his 39 points came in the second half. He concluded the week with 26 points (9-for-15 shooting, 4-for-7 from behind the arc), six rebounds, and two assists in an 82-72 loss at Nichols.
Scinta scored a career-high 36 points and added 13 rebounds in an 84-78 victory over Millsaps on Sunday. He shot 11-for-18 from the floor and 13-for-13 from the line. He averaged 24.5 points and 10.5 rebounds during the week, connecting on 57.1 percent (16-of-28) of field goals and 94.1 percent (16-of-17) of free throws.
Sorenson led North Central to two home victories, including Saturday's victory over then-No. 2 Elmhurst, which gave the Cardinals three wins over top 10-ranked opponents and put them in a tie for first place in the CCIW standings. He tied a season high with 27 points against Carthage on his way to averaging 23.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.5 blocked shots per game. He shot 20-for-25 from the floor and 6-for-8 from 3-point range.