Here’s more of our conference players of the week ending February 26, 2012.
Junior Jacob Lati of Albany scored 22 against Binghamton in a 73-62 win. He connected on 7-of-10 from the field, including 5-of-7 from beyond the arc while grabbing four rebounds and two steals. In the first 20 games of the season Lati had only scored 53 points (2.7 ppg). Finally he was called upon due to injuries, and in the last two games has averaged 21 points.
Sophomore forward Rashidat Agboola of Boston University helped lead the Terriers to two wins last week and the 2012 America East Regular Season Championship. In the win over UMBC Wednesday night she set a career high in points with 24 and added 11 rebounds. Per contest last week, Agboola averaged 18.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks all while shooting 57.7 percent (15-of-26).
Torrey Craig of USC Upstate scored 18 first half points in the game against FGCU with six three-pointers. He finished the game with a new career-high in points with 30, and eight three-pointers in the 59-52 win. On the week, Craig averaged 25.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 3.5 assists and shot 54.5 percent from the field.
East Tennessee State’s junior forward/guard Destiny Mitchell posted back-to-back double-doubles on the week, including a 20-point and 20-rebound outing against FGCU. She is the first Atlantic Sun player since January 2010 to post a 20-point, 20-rebound performance. On the week, she averaged 16.5 points and 17.0 rebounds with 50 percent (13-of-26) shooting from the field.
6-foot junior guard Will Cherry of Montana helped the Grizzlies’ winning streak extend to 12 with a 66-51 win over Weber State. In the game Cherry scored 23 points along with four assists, two rebounds, a block and steal.
Alle Moreno of Sacramento State helped her team earn an upset win over Idaho State with a game-high 25 points and scored 18 in the win at Portland State (84-82) helping the Hornets end their regular season on a four-game winning streak. Moreno averaged 21.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 5.5 assists while shooting 43.8 percent from the field.
High Point senior guard Nick Barbour helped lead the Panthers to a 98-60 victory over Campbell by scoring 44 points in 32 minutes. With this outing he broke High Point’s Division I record for most points in a single game and was only two points short of the Big South single-game mark. He shot 11-of-17 from the field, 7-of-10 from three-point land and 15-of-17 from the free throw line.
Cheyenne Parker, a sophomore at High Point averaged 19 points and 11 rebounds in last week’s two Big South wins. In the 60-53 win over Presbyterian she scored 21 points while pulling in nine rebounds and added eight blocks and three steals.
Senior guard Zack Rosen of Penn helped his squad earn wins at Dartmouth and Harvard keeping the Quakers in the Ivy League title race. In his 27 point outing at Dartmouth, he scored the Quakers last 16 points. In the one-point win at Harvard, Rosen scored the final nine points, and hit two clutch foul shots to go up 55-54 with 23 seconds remaining. Rosen has scored in double figures in the last 12 games and averaged 23.5 points on the week.
Princeton senior guard Lauren Edwards helped the Tigers clinch their third-straight Ivy League title. In the win against Dartmouth she had a career-high in points with 29 on 68% shooting (11-of-16) including 7-of-10 from long range. With her performance she set career-highs in both field goals and three-pointers. On the week Edwards averaged 23.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.5 blocks
Metro Atlantic Athletic
6’4 junior forward George Beamon helped Manhattan secure the number 3 seed at the 2012 MAAC Championship. In his back-to-back 20+ point performances last week he shot 59.4% (19-of-32) from the floor, 44.4% (4-of-9) from 3-point land and 83.3% (10-of-12) from the free throw line. On the week, Beamon averaged 26.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and had his ninth 20-point performance of the year with 24 points against Loyola.
Senior forward Kristina Ford of Iona averaged a double-double on the week with 19.5 points and 10.0 rebounds. Against Saint Peter’s she scored 23 points and pulled down 14 rebounds. During the two games Ford shot 85 percent (12-of-14) from the free throw line and 45 percent (5-of-11) from three-point territory.
Junior guard Walter Offutt helped his Ohio Bobcats go 2-0 on the week, earning victories against Buffalo and Akron. Against Buffalo he led the team in scoring with a career-high 23 points with five three-pointers. Offutt scored 14 points and pulled down five rebounds in a home win over league-leading Akron. On the week, he led Ohio in scoring and rebounding while also shooting 60 percent from the floor and 64 percent (7-of-11) from beyond the arc.
Taylor Johnson, sophomore forward of Central Michigan helped her squad earn two wins last week by averaging 17.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Against Northern Illinois she posted her third double-double of the year with 20 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 6-for-8 from three-point land. In the two games, her averages are almost double her season averages of 8.2 points and 5.2 rebounds.
Senior forward Antonio Williams of Coppin State posted his third straight double-double with a career-high 21 points and 11 rebounds, passing his previous career-high of 21 in the Eagles last game. Williams finished the game 9-of-13 from the floor and 3-of-4 from the free throw line.
5’11 junior forward Keiara Avant of Hampton averaged a double-double of 16.0 points and 14.0 rebounds last week. In the game against Delaware State she scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. The following game against Florida A&M she scored 18 points and tied her career-high in rebounds with 17.
Edison Crawley is a correspondent for NetScouts Basketball. Thanks to Penn and High Point Athletics for the photos.