KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Feb. 5, 2019) – For the fifth time this season, USMMA freshman Lauren Hunter (Tinley Park, Ill.) was selected by the Skyline Conference as the league's women's basketball Rookie of the Week, the conference announced on Monday evening. Joining Hunter in weekly praise was junior Kaleigh D'Arcy (White Plains, N.Y.), who was selected to the weekly honor roll.
The accolades come after the duo's performances in the Mariners' two home Skyline victories last week over St. Joseph's-L.I., 69-37, on Tuesday night, and St. Joseph's-Brooklyn, 64-50, on Thursday.
Hunter recorded back-to-back double-doubles in the two games to end the week with a team-best 15 double-doubles on the year (she got another one last night at Coast Guard). The rookie scored 13 and brought down 11 rebounds on Tuesday, and followed that up with a 15-point and game-high 14-rebound effort on Thursday.
D'Arcy had consecutive 20-point efforts last week with 21 on Tuesday night and a career-high 25 on Thursday night. She also added had five blocks on Tuesday night and then brought down 13 rebounds on Thursday for her first double-double of the season.
For the complete release from the Skyline Conference, click here.
The NCAA Statistical Ranking was updated this morning through games played yesterday, Feb. 4, 2019. Hunter ranks in the Top-25 in four categories. She is fourth in the country with 16 double-doubles, eighth in the nation with 5.0 offensive rebounds per game, 13th with 12.8 rebounds per game and 21st with 243 total rebounds.
As a team, Merchant Marine ranks in the Top-25 in the nation in 12 categories listed below.
- First in the country in scoring defense, holding opponents to just 44.5 points per game, and field-goal percentage defense, holding opponents to 29.7-percent shooting
- Second in the nation with a +15.5 rebound margin
- Third in the country with 20.0 offensive rebounds per game
- Fifth in the nation with 50.47 rebounds per game
- Sixth in the country in fewest fouls with 224
- Seventh in the nation with just 11.8 personal fouls per game
- Eight in the country with 6.2 blocked shots per game
- 11th in the nation in three-point field-goal defense, holding opponents to just 24.1-percent shooting from beyond the arc
- 15th in the country in total blocked shots with 118
- 18th in the nation with 31.0 defensive rebounds per game and win-loss percentage (.895)
To view the Mariners' complete updated NCAA Statistical Ranking, follow this link. (Note: Team rankings are on page one and individual rankings are on page two.)
The Mariners return to action tomorrow evening, Wednesday, Feb. 6, for a Skyline contest against the College of Mount St. Vincent at the Dolphins' Peter Jay Sharp Center in the Bronx beginning at 6 p.m. Live stats and a live video feed of the game will be available with links on the USMMA Women's Basketball Schedule Page.
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