The following are more of our conference players of the week ending February, 12, 2012.
Boston University senior Darryl Partin averaged 23.5 points a game in the Terriers two wins. Facing a 16-point deficit against Albany, Partin scored 25 of his game-high 33 in the second half. For the game, he hit 12-of-17 shots from the floor, including 4-of-7 on three-pointers.
University of Albany junior forward/guard Ebone Henry led the Great Danes to a pair of victories to keep the team in the conference race. On Saturday against Maine, Henry put up a game-high 25 points, one shy of her season high, and collected five rebounds. For the week she averaged 20 points, six rebounds, three steals and two assists per game. She shot 46 percent (14-of-30) from the field and 81 percent (9-of-11) from the free throw line.
Sophomore guard Aloys Cabell of Jacksonville posted back-to-back 20-point games at USC Upstate and ETSU. He led the Dolphins to their first-ever win at ETSU (61-55) with a game-high 26 points, shooting 10-of-13 from the field and 2-for-3 from behind the arc. This marks eleven straight games Cabell has scored in double figures.
Jacksonville sophomore forward Jade Cargill posted back-to-back double-doubles last week in two road wins. Cargill has now put up eight double-doubles this season and is now fourth all-time in the Jacksonville record books. On the week, she averaged 18 points, 11.5 rebounds, four assists and four steals.
University of Montana junior guard Will Cherry led the Grizzlies to wins over Idaho State, Northern Colorado and Sacramento State. These three wins tie them with Weber State for first place in the conference standings. During the three games, Cherry averaged 22.7 points on 57 percent shooting, three rebounds, three assists and 4.3 steals a game.
Eastern Washington’s Brianne Ryan scored 33 points in the Eagles one game last week in a 78-45 rout of Weber State. The Eagles improved to 10-2 in the Big Sky, remaining in second place in the league race. Her 33 points tied her career-high and marked the fourth time this season she eclipsed the 30-point scoring mark. Ryan was 13-of-20 from the field, grabbing five rebounds and five steals in just 29 minutes.
Liberty senior guard Jesse Sanders opened the week with 19 points, nine assists and five rebounds in the Flames’ buzzer-beating win at Charleston Southern. At Presbyterian, Sanders had a double-double of 19 points and 10 assists. In the two road wins Sanders averaged 19 points, nine assists and shot 69.6 percent from the field (16-of-23).
Winthrop’s guard Dequesha McClanahan led her squad to a pair of Big South wins last week. After the 79-68 win against UNC Asheville she totaled 53 points on the week pushing her career total to 877, becoming the first Winthrop player in school history to reach 800 point plateau before her junior season. For the week she averaged 26.5 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, two rebounds and two steals.
Cornell senior guard Chris Wroblewski was dominant in the two wins over Yale and Brown averaging 16.5 points, nine assists, six rebounds, two steals and only one turnover in 76 minutes of play. In the 85-84 overtime win over Yale, he was just two rebounds shy of Cornell’s first-ever triple double. On the week he shot 50 percent (12-of-24) from the field and 62 percent (5-of-8) from beyond the arc.
Junior guard Megan Vazquez led Yale to two wins last week against Columbia and Cornell. In the 86-73 win over Cornell she matched her career-high with 25 points, passing the 1,000th-point mark on her career. For the week, Vazquez averaged 26.5 points on 62 percent shooting (18-of-29), four rebounds and three assists.
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Loyola junior forward Erik Etherly helped lead the Greyhounds to a 1-1 record on the week. In the 87-81 victory over Iona, in a battle for first place in the league, he scored 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting and earned his eighth double-double of the season with 10 rebounds. Etherly has now scored in double-digits for eight straight games. On the week he averaged 19.5 points, nine rebounds and two assists.
Senior guard Miriam McKenzie of Loyola helped lead the Greyhounds to a pair of victories over Iona and Fairfield this past weekend. In the game against Fairfield McKenzie scored eight of her 18 points in the final three minutes, hitting four free throws to lead Loyola to the win. On the week, she averaged 20 points on 51.9 percent shooting, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Bowling Green junior forward A’uston Calhoun averaged 23.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in the wins over Ball State and Toledo last week. Against Ball State, Calhoun had 27 points and nine rebounds including 13 straight points in the second half after Ball State had built a three-point lead. He followed that up with his second double-double of the year, posting 20 points and 12 rebounds in the comeback win over Toledo. Calhoun also shot 54 percent from the field on the week.
Ohio’s senior guard Tenishia Benson was very efficient in the 76-57 win over Ball State.. Benson scored 19 points, pulled in seven rebounds and dished out two assists. She also shot an impressive 80 percent (8-of-10) from the field. With her 19 points against Ball State, she is only 16 points shy of reaching the 1,000 point mark for her career.
Norfolk State’s senior guard/forward Chris McEachin led the first place Spartans to a 2-0 record in MEAC play last week. He recorded 20 points and shot 50 percent (3-of-6) from beyond the arc in the win over Maryland Eastern Shore. Against Hampton he had a career-best 27 points along with five rebounds and three steals. He connected on 8-of-16 shots in the Hampton win, including 5-of-7 from 3-point range.
Maryland Eastern Shore’s senior forward/center Adobi Agbasi averaged 19 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocks in the Lady Hawks victories against Norfolk State and Morgan State. Against Norfolk State, Agbasi was one block shy of a triple-double, with 22 points, 11 rebounds and nine blocks. She followed that performance with 16 points, 17 rebounds and seven blocks in the win over Morgan State.
Edison Crawley is a Staff Correspondent for NetScouts Basketball.