East Division Player of the Week
Taisja Jones, Kent State, Sr., F, Dallas, Texas (Grayson CC)
Jones averaged 26.5 ppg on the week, including a total of 33 points at the free throw line. Against Eastern Michigan Feb. 2, Jones set a team record for free throw attempts in a game (21) while converting 18 on her way to a team-high 24 points. She also had nine rebounds in the game, just missing a double-double. Then, against Western Michigan, Jones was nearly perfect, going 15-of-16 at the free throw line on her way to a game-best 29 points. Against the Broncos, Jones added five steals and two blocked shots, also game-highs.
West Division Player of the Week
Cassie Schrock, Eastern Michigan, Sr., G, Wadsworth,Ohio / Wadsworth
Senior Cassie Schrock had one of the best offensive weeks of her career, totalling 59 points on 22-of-44 shooting in a pair of games versus Kent State, Feb. 2, and Buffalo, Feb. 5. For the week, she averaged 29.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.5 steals in 39.5 minutes per game. Against the Golden Flashes, Schrock totalled a career-high 30 points on 10-of-19 shooting to go along with a 9-for-15 performance from the free-throw line. Then against the Bulls, the Wadsworth, Ohio native dropped a career-high 12 field goals in 25 attempts for 29 points.
Jen Uhl, Bowling Green, Sr., F, Wadsworth, Ohio (Wadsworth)
Led the Falcons in scoring and rebounding as BGSU went a perfect 2-0 last week ... averaged 16.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per game in BG's wins over Northern Illinois and Ball State ... shot 44.8 percent from the field on the week, going 13-of-29, and was 6-of-11 (54.5%) from three-point land in the two games ... had team-high totals of 18 points and seven rebounds in the Falcons' 67-64 win at NIU, hitting a career-high four three-pointers ... then, had a double-double in BG's win over Ball State, with 14 points and a game-high 12 rebounds ... hit two three-pointers and added a pair of steals in that win ... on the year, is averaging 9,0 ppg and 5.9 rpg ... has 9.5 ppg and a team-leading 7.0 rpg in MAC games.
Kourtney Brown, Buffalo, Sr., F, Solon, OH/Solon
Brown had her sixth straight double-double as the Bulls defeated Eastern Michigan this past Saturday. Down one in the final minute of action, Brown converted on the go-ahead basket with just 28 seconds left. Brown had 19 of her 26 points in the second half. She added four blocks and a steal against the Eagles. Brown now had 44 double-doubles in her career.
Kaihla Szunko, Central Michigan, Sr., F, Saginaw, Mich (Heritage HS)
Kaihla Szunko put together a pair of double-doubles in two CMU victories last week, finishing with 26 points and 17 rebounds against Miami, 12 points and 11 rebounds against Ohio. She shot 15-for-20 between the two games (75.0), and added four assists, four steals and two blocks in the two contests. She helped the Chippewas to their third 100-point scoring effort of the season against Miami and lifted CMU to its best start in MAC play in 20 seasons at 7-3.
Kirsten Olowinski, Miami, So., F, Erie, Pa. (Mercyhurst Prep)
Kirsten had a strong week as Miami's leading scorer and rebounder. She averaged 15.5 points and 12.5 rebounds in two games during the week. Against Central Michigan on Wednesday, she had her fourth straight double-double and 11th of the season when she scored 18 points and had 16 rebounds. She just missed on another double-double against Toledo when she scored 13 points and had nine rebounds against the Rockets. Kirsten also had three assists, three blocks and three steals on the week. She was 13-for-15 from the free throw line.
Melissa Goodall, Toledo, Sr., F, Lexington, OH
Rachel Tecca, Akron, So., F, Tallmadge, Ohio (Hoban)
Melissa Goodall averaged a team-high 16.5 points, a squad-best 7.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in a pair of Rocket victories at Akron and Miami last week. In Wednesday's contest vs. the Zips, Goodall finished with a team-high 12 points and six boards. Three days later against the RedHawks, she tallied a team-best 21 points, seven caroms and two rejections. She shot 42.3 percent (11-of-26) from the field and a perfect 9-of-9 from the charity stripe to score in double figures in 20 of the 23 games this season.
With back-to-back double-doubles, Akron sophomore Rachel Tecca averaged 17.0 ppg and 13.0 rpg as the Zips went 1-1 in league play. Tecca led Akron to its largest margin of victory in a MAC road game in program history with a 29-point win at NIU. She has now recorded 11 double-doubles for the season and 14 for her career.