The following are NetScouts Basketball’s conference Players of the Week for the week ending December 30, 2012.
Men: Justin Edwards, Maine, 6-3 Sophomore G
Edwards scored a game-high 26 points and added five rebounds, four assists and three steals in Maine’s 76-71 win at Quinnipiac. Edwards leads America East in scoring (18.5 ppg) and steals (2.2 spg).
Women: Mo Moran, Boston, 5-7 Senior G
Moran started the weekend with 12 points and nine assists in a win over Fairleigh Dickinson, and followed that with 16 points, including four 3-pointers, to go with seven assists against Lehigh. She totaled 16 assists and just three turnovers for the weekend.
Men: Troy Huff, North Dakota, 6-5 Junior G
Huﬀ posted a double-double oﬀ the bench to lead North Dakota to a 56-53 win over Bowling Green. Huﬀ scored 14 points with a season-high 12 rebounds. He made 4-of-9 shots from the ﬂoor, was 1-of-3 from 3-point range, and was 5-of-7 from the free throw line.
Women: Madi Buck, North Dakota, 6-0 Junior F
Buck scored 18 points to go along with six rebounds and five blocks as North Dakota upset Utah, 62-56. Buck was 9-of-10 from the field and leads UND with averages of 10.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.0 steals per contest.
Men: Sammy Yeager, Cal State Fullerton, 6-4 Senior F
Scoring 30 points while hitting eight three-pointers, Yeager spurred the Cal State to an 86-79 win over UCSB. In 37 minutes of action, the 6-4 forward added four rebounds, two assists and one steal as the Titans improved to 6-0 when scoring 80 points or more.
Women: Kamilah Martin, Hawaii, 6-0 Junior F
Martin averaged 13.7 points and 10.7 rebounds on 50.0 (15 of 30) percent shooting from the floor. The 6-0 forward began the week with 14 points, seven rebounds and two steals. She then notched 12 points and 15 rebounds in a 65-63 overtime victory against Cincinnati.
Men: Jerrelle Benimon, Towson, 6-8 Junior F
Benimon scored 20 points and grabbed 21 rebounds in Towson’s 67-66 overtime victory at Oregon State. The junior forward was 8-of-16 from the floor and played all 45 minutes.
Women: Elena Delle Donne, 6-5 Senior G
Delle Donne recorded back-to-back double-doubles and averaged 20.0 points and 12.5 rebounds per game for the Blue Hens. She also added six blocks, three assists and a steal.
Men: Josh Davis, Tulane, 6-8 Junior F
Davis led Tulane to a 53-50 victory at Alabama when he posted 18 points and 12 rebounds in 39 minutes of action. Davis went 6-of-9 from both the floor and the free throw line
Women: Nicole Dickson, Memphis, 6-0 Senior F
Dickson had 28 points and while shooting 56.3 percent from the field. She was also a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line and had a game-high three steals in 37 minutes of play.
Men: Ray McCallum, Detroit, 6-3 Junior G
McCallum, posted 22 points against Canisius while handing out seven assists against one turnover and adding five rebounds. McCallum leads the Horizon League in scoring (18.8 ppg) and assists (5.0 apg).
Women: Tabitha Gerardot, Valparaiso, 6-1 Junior F
Gerardot 28 points and 17 rebounds in a 58-53 win. She was 8-of-18 from the field and 10-of-11 from the foul line, and nine of her rebounds were on the offensive end.
Men: Tucker Halpern, Brown, 6-8 Junior F
In a win against rival Providence, the Brown junior forward had a 28-point performance. He connected on 10-of-17 shots from the field, including 8-of-15 from long range as well as the game winner in the final seconds.
Women: Temi Fagbenle, Harvard, 6-4 Sophomore F
Fagbenle averaged 17.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 2.5 blocks while shooting 55.6 percent from the field (15-of-27) in the two games. She scored a career-high 18 points while grabbing 10 rebounds against Oklahoma State. Fagbenle then notched a career-high four blocks against SMU while recording 16 points and eight rebounds.
Men: Zeke Marshall, Akron, 7-0 Senior C
For the week, Marshall averaged 19.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 blocked shots and 2.0 assists per game while shooting 81.3 percent from the floor (13-of-16) and 75.0 percent from the charity stripe (12-of-16). In Akron’s victory over Texas Southern, Marshall had 21 points, eight rebounds and five blocked shots in just 21 minutes. Against Princeton, Marshall put up 17 points, four rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot in 17 minutes. He finished the game going 7-of-7 from the floor.
Women: Alexis Rogers, Bowling Green, 6-1 Junior F
Rogers had 20 points, 10 rebounds and six steals as BGSU defeated Dayton, 65-40. Rogers went 11-for-13 from the free-throw line in the win. On the season, Rogers is averaging 11.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game.
Men: Doug McDermott, junior forward from Creighton, had 29 points and 10 rebounds in Creighton’s conference win against Evansville 87-70.
Women: Janae Smith, sophomore forward from Illinois State, had 17 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks in 38 minutes as Illinois State beat Butler 65-57.
Men: Alex Kirk, sophomore center from New Mexico, had 15 points 7 rebounds and 3 blocks for New Mexico in an impressive road win at #8 Cincinnati 55-54.
Women: Chelsea Hopkins, senior guard from San Diego State, had 13 points 10 assists and 7 rebounds in a loss to #14 Oklahoma State 80-72.
Men: Tyler Stone, junior forward from Southeast Missouri State, had 23 points, 9 rebounds in a win vs. Tennessee-Martin 65-60.
Women: Ta’kenya Nixon, senior guard from Eastern Illinois, had 21 points, 8 assists and 4 rebounds in a win vs. Tennessee Tech 76-67.
Men: C.J McCollum, senior guard from Lehigh, had 34 points with six three-pointers and 4 rebounds in a loss to Bryant 80-79.
Women: Kelsey Minato, freshman guard from Army, had a career high 24 points with 6 rebounds in a 67-51 win over Bryant.
Men: Andrew Lawrence, senior guard from Charleston, had 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in a win at Vermont 67-50.
Women: Anna Freedman, senior forward from Appalachian State, had 25 points, 7 steals and 5 rebounds in a loss to West Virginia 72-67.
Men: Marshall Bjorkland, junior forward from North Dakota State, had 20 points and 5 assists in a win against South Dakota State 65-62.
Women: Ashley Eide, senior guard from South Dakota State, had 20 points, 3 assists and 6 rebounds in a win against North Dakota State 76-57.
Men: Jayon James, junior forward from Louisiana-Monroe, had 26 points and 10 rebounds in a win against Florida Atlantic 65-64.
Women: Alexis Govan, sophomore guard from Western Kentucky, had 40 points going 16-for-20 from the field in an 82-80 win against North Texas improving Western Kentucky to 4-0 in conference play.
West Coast Conference
Men: Kevin Pangos, sophomore guard from Gonzaga, had 31 points including seven three-pointers with 3 assists as the Canadian helped Gonzaga beat Baylor 94-87.
Women: Amy Kane, junior guard from San Diego, averaged 24.5 points, 5.5 assists and 6.5 rebounds in the Maggie Dixon Surf Slam Classic tournament.
Andrew Heath and Steven Siewert are Correspondents and Scouts for NetScouts Basketball.