|Georgia Bourikas, Suffolk
Photo courtesy of Suffolk Athletics
The Team of the Week presented by Scoutware is D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll, in its 21st season of recognizing the top performance at each of the five positions from the previous week.
|Justin Cooper, Jr.
|G||Georgia Bourikas, Sr.
|Tarchee Brown, Sr.
|G||Lauren Ramsey, Sr.
|Mikey Pettway, Jr.
Western New England
|G||Samm Chandler, Sr.
|Justin Webster, Sr.
|F||Valerie Martin, So.
|Patrick MacDonald, Sr.
|C | F||Andrea Iavarone, Sr.
St. Joseph's (L.I.)
|Games of Dec. 4-10, 2017|
Bourikas was crucial in Suffolk's 2-0 week to help the Rams stretch their win streak to five straight games. The senior scored 30 points, 26 of which came in the second half, on a 61.6 field goal percentage (11-18) to help Suffolk's comeback 69-61 win at Fitchburg State. Bourikas followed up with a 28-performance, including 17 points in the third quarter, in a 90-87 overtime win at Framingham State. Bourikas put away the Rams' tying-hoop to force OT.
Ramsey was ODAC Player of the Week, helping Guilford extend its league-best winning streak to six by averaging 20 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 2.0 steals in the Quakers' two wins. She committed just two turnovers in 81 minutes over the two games, hit for a game-high 22 points in Guilford's 77-75 overtime win over Oglethorpe, and contributed six rebounds, three assists and a steal in the home triumph. She shared game-high scoring honors with 18 points in Guilford's ODAC win at Virginia Wesleyan, collected a career- and game-best 11 rebounds for her second career double-double, and handed out a game-high six assists.
Chandler scored a season-high 26 points at N.C. Wesleyan, to go along with 13 rebounds. She averaged 19 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists on the week, shooting 57% from the floor and blocked four shots in the two games.
Martin averaged 23 points, 12 rebounds, four steals and 3.5 assists in a 2-0 week for Mustangs, including career-high 28 points, 15 boards, four assists and school record-tying 13-of-13 effort at foul line in 94-80 victory over Fitchburg State. She added 18 points, nine rebounds and six steals in 78-54 triumph over Mount Holyoke and shot 62 percent (16-26) from field for week as team continued its best start (6-2) in the program's 19-year NCAA varsity history.
Iavarone leads the Skyline Conference in rebounds-per-game (16.4) and is fourth in points-per-game (18.0). This week she averaged 18 points, 3 assists, and a massive 21 rebounds per game, shooting 68% from the floor and 85% from the FT line.
Cooper averaged 19.7 points, 9.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game in a 3-0 week for the SUNYAC-leading Red Dragons. He barely missed a triple-double with 22 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high nine assists in an 89-73 win over New Paltz Tuesday. He followed that with 18 points and five rebounds in a 77-56 victory at Fredonia Friday and 19 points, 13 rebounds and six assists in an 81-55 win at Buffalo State Saturday. Cooper shot 70 percent from the field (19-of-27) and 90 percent from the foul line (18-of-20) and also finished the week with four steals.
Brown averaged 25.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals over three games this week. Against Plymouth State, Brown led all players in the game in points (28), rebounds (9), assists (8) and steals (4) despite sitting out the final 11 minutes. He was 11-of-16 from the floor and 5-of-5 from the foul line. In a home loss to WPI at mid-week, Brown had a season-high 32 points with eight rebounds, sinking 11 of 21 field goals and 7-of-10 free throws with no turnovers in 40 minutes.
Pettway, the Commonwealth Coast Conference Player of the Week, led the Golden Bears to a 3-0 week, averaging 21.3 points, 6.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game. He opened the week with 24 points, four assists and three rebounds in an 89-79 win at Eastern Nazarene on Tuesday. Pettway followed that up with 20 points, seven assists, four steals and three rebounds on Thursday as Western New England defeated NESCAC foe Connecticut College, 90-76. The junior wrapped up his week with another 20-point effort to go with eight assists and seven rebounds in Saturday's 92-83 triumph over Westfield State. Over the three-game stretch, he shot 64.9 percent from the field and 77.8 percent from the free throw line.
Webster scored 29 points and had 12 rebounds to record his second double-double of the season and help lead Adrian to a 66-53 win over #3 Wis.-Whitewater on the first day of the St. Andrews Products Classic at Trine University. He followed up that performance with a 28-point, 12 rebound game in an 86-73 win against Wisconsin Lutheran College to help the Bulldogs win the St. Andrews Products Classic.
MacDonald averaged 21 points on 75% shooting and averaged 15 rebounds to go with 2,5 blocks this week as the team went 1-1. He set the career rebounding records in all three categories in Tuesday's win vs. St. Joseph's (Bklyn), now with 764 total rebounds, 462 defensive rebounds, and 302 offensive rebounds for his career.