The following are more of our conference players of the week ending February 19, 2012.
New Hampshire sophomore Ferg Myrick led the Wildcats to a pair of wins. Myrick scored a team-high 19 points in the 72-58 win over Towson, and helped UNH hold the Tigers to just 33 percent shooting on the day. He also helped UNH earn their first win at Boston University since 1994. For the week, Myrick averaged 17 points and four rebounds.
University of Albany junior forward/guard Ebone Henry averaged 20 points, six rebounds, three steals and two assists per game in the two wins over New Hampshire and Maine. She is averaging a league-leading 2.5 steals per game this season. Henry also leads Albany in scoring with 14.2 points per game. On the week, she shot 46.7 percent (14-of-30) from the floor and 81.8 percent (9-of-11) from the free-throw line.
6’3 Ian Smith of Belmont led the league leading Bruins to wins over Stetson (106-93) and East Tennessee (80-58) by averaging 20.5 points and five rebounds. For the week, Smith shot better than 50% from the field (13-of-25) and a solid 7-of-16 from long distance. Belmont is currently atop the conference with a 15-2 record and has won ten straight games.
Junior forward Lauren McRoberts of USC Upstate helped the Owls split their two games on the week. In the win against Lipscomb she put up 15 points and career-high 15 rebounds. She shot 80 percent on the week, going 12-of-15 against Lipscomb and a perfect 5-of-5 against Belmont. On the week, McRoberts averaged 14.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and just less than two blocks and steals per game.
University of Montana guard Kareem Jamar recorded a triple-double in the non-conference win (94-79) over Hawaii with 21 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. He shot more than 50 percent from both the field (5-of-8) and beyond the arc (2-of-4). His 11 rebounds were the second-highest he has posted in his career, while the 11 assists were his career-high.
Sacramento State’s junior Kylie Kuhn helped the Hornets stay in the race for the sixth and final spot in the Conference tournament. She leads the NCAA with 19 double-doubles and was only one rebound shy of her 20th as she put up 17 points and nine rebounds. She leads the Hornets with 14.1 points per game and is currently fourth in the nation with 11.8 rebounds a game.
Charleston Southern senior forward Kelvin Martin averaged 21 points, nine rebounds and two assists in the Buccaneers two wins last week. He scored 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting, while also tallying four rebounds and three assists in the win over Gardner-Webb. On the week, he shot 66.7 percent (16-of-24) from the field.
Winthrop’s sophomore guard Dequesha McClanahan lead her squad to a pair of Big South wins to move them into a tie for second place in the Conference. Against Radford she put up 10 assists giving her 195 on the season, breaking Winthrop’s single-season assist record that had stood for 30 years. She is now only 13 assists short of the Big South all-time assists record. On the week McClanahan averaged 19.5 points, nine assists and four rebounds.
Penn senior guard Zack Rosen helped lead the Quakers’ to a pair of wins over Cornell and Columbia to move into sole possession of second place in the league. In a late win against Cornell he scored 11 straight points in the final four minutes to lead Penn to the win (66-62). On the week, Rosen averaged 19.5 points, five assists, five rebounds and two steals while shooting 47 percent from beyond the arc (8-of-17).
Harvard sophomore Christine Clark became the first Crimson athlete to post back-to-back double-doubles since Emma Markley in 2011. In a split of two games she shot 68% (17-of-25). In four of the team’s last six games she has scored 20-plus points. On the week, she averaged 21.5 points and eight rebounds.
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Senior guard Scott Machado of Iona averaged 14.5 points, 12 assists, three rebounds and three steals to helping his squad to a 2-0 week. In a road win against Rider he had 16 points, nine assists and four steals. He also had a 13 point, 15 assist outing in a nationally televised Bracketbuster win versus Nevada. That effort marked Machado’s 11th double-double of the year and his sixth game with at least 15 assists.
Marist junior forward Kelsey Beynnon was key in the Red Foxes 2-0 weekend, with career highs in points (26) and field goals made (10) in a 81-52 win over Canisius. In a double-overtime win over Niagara she scored the decisive three-pointer. She averaged 17 points on 66.7% from the floor and 62.5% from beyond the arc.
Freshman guard Julius Brown of Toledo helped the Rockets to a pair of victories last week. In the 63-55 win over Ball State he put up 10 points and five assists. He followed that up with 12 points, eight assists, six rebounds and a season-low one turnover in the 59-58 win over Sam Houston State. On the week, Brown averaged 11 points, six assists and three rebounds.
Senior guard Tavelyn James of Eastern Michigan put a great scoring performance averaging 29.5 points per game while shooting 48.9% (23-of-47) from the floor. In the 83-56 victory over Western Michigan she had a game-high 30 points, following it with a 29-point performance in a 77-57 win at Northern Illinois. It was her 17th 20+ point performance of the season. With her four three-pointers on the week, she now ranks third all-time in MAC-history with 282. The Eagles are now 11-2 in the MAC and have won seven-straight games.
North Carolina Central’s senior forward Dominique Sutton was big in the Eagles two conferences wins. He posted a double-double in the 71-66 win over N.C. A&T with 24 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and three steals while playing the entire 40 minutes. On the week Sutton averaged 22 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block.
Norfolk State senior guard Whitney Long put up 27 points on 10-of-21 shooting from the field to give the Spartans a 78-73 overtime win against Delaware State. She shot 2-of-6 from beyond the arc and 5-of-7 from the free-throw line. On the defensive side of the ball she had seven steals and one block in the win.
Edison Crawley is a Staff Correspondent for NetScouts Basketball. Thanks to Penn, Eastern Michigan and Albany Universities for the photos.