2006-07 NCAC Women's Basketball Players of the Week

February 18, 2007

Wooster senior Carly Loehrke (Kalamazoo, MI/Mattawan), a 6-0 post, 
totaled 33 points on 13-of-18 shooting (.722) in two games as the Scots 
went 1-1 on the week, and claimed the sixth seed. She also totaled 17 
rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots. Wooster posted its first 
winning season since 1992-93. Loehrke posted a double-double with 19 
points and 12 boards in a 63-56 loss to OWU, then led the Scots past 
Wittenberg (70-56), for the first time since 1997-98, with 14 points. 
February 11, 2007

Kenyon junior guard Alisha Moreno (Mesa, AZ/Dobson) led the Ladies to 
a pair of victories last week to lift Kenyon to fourth place in the 
NCAC standings. For the week, she totaled 27 points, seven three-
pointers, seven rebounds and seven assists. Moreno had a game-high 
15 points in a 56-49 defeat of Ohio Wesleyan, then had four three-
pointers and 12 points in a 47-39 defeat of Earlham. 
February 4, 2007

Denison senior Kristen Sheffield (Dublin, OH/Scioto) helped the Big Red 
clinch their first NCAC Championship, and the number one seed in the 
upcoming NCAC Tournament, as she led her team past Oberlin, 82-66, and 
Wooster, 81-48, posting a combined 35 points and 14 rebounds in the two 
games. She shot 12-for-23 (.522) from the floor and was 8-for-14 (.571) 
from beyond the arc. Sheffield leads the Big Red, and the NCAC, in 
three-point percentage at 46 percent (42-of-92) and is ranked in the 
top 10 in the league in scoring (7th, 12.0 ppg), rebounding (6th, 6.9 
rpg), field goal percentage (4th, 89-193, .461), free throw percentage 
(2nd, 44-55, .800), 3-point field goals made (4th, 42), blocks (2nd, 
2.09 bpg) and defensive rebounds (1st, 127, 5.77 drpg). She has 
compiled 1,243 career points, 827 rebounds, 308 blocks, 178 assists 
and 100 steals. 
January 28, 2007

Wooster senior Beth Besancon Sidle (Wooster, OH/Smithville), 5-6 guard, 
led the Scots to a pair of conference victories last week. Sidle hit six 
three pointers as part of a game-high 24 points in a 77-71 overtime win 
at Allegheny. She went on to contribute 10 points and five assists in a 
71-59 decision over Earlham. For the week, Sidle combined for 34 points, 
eight three-pointers, six rebounds, seven assists and two steals. 
January 21, 2007

Earlham's Shontavia Davis (Indianapolis, IN/Warren Central), a 5-8, 
freshman guard, led the Quakers to their second NCAC win of the season, 
a 72-57 victory over Oberlin. She tied for the game high with 21 points 
and also chipped in seven rebounds, seven assists and two steals. She 
was 6-for-12 from the floor and 8-for-9 (.889) from the free throw 
line. She is second in scoring for Earlham this season, averaging 9.2 
points per game overall. She her leads her squad in NCAC games with an 
11.3 ppg average.
January 14, 2007

Wittenberg's Gina Carney (Lexington, KY/Catholic), a 5-5, senior guard/
wing, paced the Tigers in wins over Hiram, 71-41, and Earlham, 70-40. 
She provided a spark off the bench against the Terriers, hitting all 
five shots from the field, including a quartet of three-pointers, and 
finishing with 16 points to go along with two rebounds, two assists 
and two steals. She then led a trio of players in double figures 
against Earlham with 14 points. 
January 7, 2007

Denison's Kristen Sheffield (Dublin, OH/Scioto), a 6-0, senior wing, 
scored 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a 62-49 win over Kenyon and 
had 15 points, 12 rebounds and thee blocks  in a 67-61 win over Ohio 
Wesleyan last week. She leads the Big Red in scoring at 12.9 points per 
game and in rebounding at 7.1 rpg. She needs just four blocks to reach 
the 300 mark for her career - an exclusive honor as only 13 players in 
NCAA Division III history have recorded more than 300 blocks in their 
careers. Sheffield has 1,160 career points and 750 rebounds. 
January 2, 2007

Ohio Wesleyan's Rachel Messaros (Reynoldsburg, OH/Bishop Hartley), a 5-9, 
senior wing, led her team to the championship of the Bishop Tournament. 
Messaros totaled 46 points on 17-for-26 (.654) shooting, and added six 
rebounds and two assists. In a 76-68 defeat of North Central, she scored 
10 points during a 16-3 first-half run that gave OWU the lead for good. 
She finished with a career-best 26 points. In a 73-59, championship game 
victory over Ohio Dominican, she led the Bishops with 20 points. 
December 11, 2006

Allegheny's Katie Kestler (Pittsburgh, PA/Mt. Lebanon), a 5-7, senior 
guard, averaged 18 points and five rebounds, both team highs, as the 
Gators won twice last week. Kestler led AC on a 15-point comeback to 
defeat Westminster, 73-66, with a career-high 23 points. She shot 
9-for-14 from the field and 5-for-8 from three-point range, and added 
five assists, four steals and two rebounds. She followed that with a 
13-point, eight-rebound performance in a 67-61 defeat of Ohio Wesleyan. 
The eight rebounds was a career high. Kestler has hit double figures 
in every game of Allegheny’s 6-1 start and averages 16.7 points per 
December 4, 2006

Kenyon's Hilary Gowins (Delaware, OH/Watterson), a 5-7, junior guard, had 
one of the best weeks of her career. She scored a career-high 20 points 
to lead the Ladies to their first win of the season, a 73-71 victory over 
Muskingum. Three days later, she poured in 18 points and grabbed seven 
rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to get the Ladies past Allegheny (58-54). 
Overall, Gowins had two-game totals that included 38 points, nine 
rebounds, four assists, three steals, and a 9-of-16 (.563) performance 
from beyond the three-point arc. 
November 27, 2006

Oberlin's Jessie Oram (New York, NY/Beqcon), a 6-0, senior center, led 
the Yeowomen to a 76-68 win over Bluffton, scoring a game-high 24 points 
and tying for the team lead with seven rebounds, two blocks and four 
assists. She was 10-of-18 (.556) from the floor and a perfect 4-for-4 
from the free throw line. Oram contributed 22 of her 24 points in the 
second half to hand Oberlin the come-from-behind win. She became the 
fifth player in Yeowomen history to reach the 1,000-point plateau 
November 20, 2006

Wooster's Carly Loehrke (Kalamazoo, MI/Mattawan), a 6-0, senior forward, 
was named the Nan Nichols Classic MVP after she totaled 47 points, 22 
rebounds, five assists, and six steals in a pair of wins over Lake Erie 
(85-52) and Thiel (78-65). She is the sixth player in team history to go 
over the 1,000-point plateau for her career (1,016). She put together a 
career-high 34-point, 16-rebound performance in the title game. The 34 
points were the second-most for a single game in school history.