UAA Athlete of the Week
Swampscott, MA (Swampscott)
Brandeis University sophomore guard Niki Laskaris scored 18 points off the bench in 20 minutes of play to lead the Judges to an 80-72 win over 25th-ranked Emmanuel College. She hit both her 3-point attempts and all four free throws, while connecting on six of eight field goals. Laskaris added four rebounds and two assists.
Other Outstanding Performances
Gabrielle West (Carnegie Melon) averaged 25.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in two Tartan losses. She hit five 3-pointers in an 87-86 loss to Washington & Jefferson College… Julie Muguira (Chicago) scored 19 points and grabbed six rebounds in the Maroons’ 80-65 loss to Carthage College… Selena Castillo (Emory) averaged 23.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists in a pair of Eagle wins. She netted 26 points in a 68-67 victory over Maryville (TN) College… Megan Dawe (NYU) scored 16 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for her first double-double of the season in the Violets’ 79-35 win over Polytechnic Institute of New York University… Loren Wagner (Rochester) scored 18 points and pulled down nine rebounds in the Yellowjackets’ 79-53 win over previously unbeaten State University of New York at Oswego… Maddy Scheppers (Washington) scored 16 points in the Bears’ 74-62 loss to top-ranked DePauw University. She hit all seven free throw attempts and finished with 11 points, three boards, and three assists in the Bears’ 80-63 win over Illinois Wesleyan University.