2012-13 NCAC Women's Basketball Players of the Week

February 18th

Brenna Host, Hiram
(Seven Hills, OH/Normandy)

GP/GS: 1/1
Points: 23
FG/FGA: 9/15 (.600)
FT/FTA: 5/11 (.455)
Rebounds: 11
Steals: 2
Blocks: 2

In a must win game, Hiram senior forward Brenna Host recorded her first career double-double in a victory against Dension with career-highs of 23 points and 11 rebounds. The win secured the Terriers spot in the NCAC Tournament. Host also added two blocks and two steals in the winning effort.

February 11th

Jessica Wingen, Wooster
(Pittsburgh, PA/Mt. Lebanon)

GP/GS: 2/2
Points: 25 (12.5 ppg)
FG/FGA: 6-of-16 (.375)
FT/FTA: 13-of-15 (.867)
Rebounds: 23 (11.5 rpg)
Blocks: 6 (3 bpg)
Assists: 1 

Wooster senior center Jessica Wingen helped the Fighting Scots take a big step towards qualifying for the NCAC Tournament, averaging a double-double (12.5 points, 11.5 rebounds) plus 3.0 blocked shots during back-to-back victories over Ohio Wesleyan and Wittenberg. Wingen had game highs in rebounds (10) and blocks (3) against Ohio Wesleyan, then recorded 21 points, 15 in the second half, and 13 rebounds in the Fighting Scots’ win over their archrival, Wittenberg. That marked her third 20-point effort over the last five games.

February 4th

Tamra Londot, Ohio Wesleyan
(Utica, OH/Utica)

GP/GS: 2/2
Points: 33 (16.5 ppg)
FG/FGA: 15-of-24 (.625)
FT/FTA: 3-of-5 (.600)
Rebounds: 21 (10.5 rpg)
Assists: 4 
Steals: 2

Ohio Wesleyan junior post Tamra Londot had a big week leading the Bishops to wins over Wittenberg and Oberlin. Londot posted 19 points and nine rebounds against Wittenberg. On Saturday versus Oberlin she led the way with 14 points and 12 rebounds. On the week, Londot averaged a double-double, with 16.5 points on 62.5 percent shooting and 10.5 rebounds.

January 28th

Serafina Nuzzo, Denison
(Western Springs, Il/Fenwick)

GP/GS: 2/2
Points: 44 (22.0 ppg)
FG/FGA: 17-of-29 (.596)
3FG/3FGA: 9-of-14 (.643)
Steals: 11 (5.5 spg)
Rebounds: 10 (5.0 rpg)
Assists: 4 (2 apg)

Denison senior guard Serafina Nuzzo had a big week leading the Big Red to win over Oberlin and Hiram. Nuzzo scored 23 points, six steals, five rebounds and three assists against Hiram. On Thursday versus Oberlin she led the way with 21 points, five rebounds and five steals.  She shot 60 percent from the field and was 9-for-14 from beyond the arc. On Saturday, Nuzzo moved into fifth place on the Denison all-time scoring list with 1,261 career points.


January 21st
Kayla Ernst, Kenyon
(Batavia, OH/Batavia)

GP/GS: 2/2
Points: 36 (18.0 ppg)
FG/FGA: 15-of-30 (.500)
FT/FTA: 5-of-6 (.833)
Rebounds: 19 (9.5 rpg)
Steals: 4
Assists: 1
Blocks: 1

Kenyon senior post Kayla Ernst  nearly averaged a double-double last week, scoring a total of 36 points and grabbing a combined 19 rebounds in Kenyon wins over Wittenberg, 64-52, and Ohio Wesleyan, 63-58. Ernst did notch her third double-double of the season with 16 points and a career-best 12 rebounds. She then scored 20 against Ohio Wesleyan and ended up shooting 50.0 percent for the week (15-of-30).


January 14th

Emma Pellicano, Allegheny
(Pittsburgh, PA/Oakland Catholic)

GP/GS: 2/2
Points: 31 (15.5 ppg)      
Rebounds: 19 (9.5 rpg)
Steals: 3
Assists: 3 
Blocks: 2
FG/FGA: 13-of-26 (.506)
3FG/3FGA: 1-of-4 (.250)
FT/FTA: 4-of-5 (.833)

Allegheny freshman forward Emma Pellicano recorded her second career double-double, scoring 16 points while adding a career-high 13 rebounds to lead the Gators to a 65-53 win over Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday. The freshman fueled the Gators to a 2-0 week in NCAC play by averaging 15.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game, improving her double-digit scoring streak to four straight games.

January 7th

Enri Small, Wittenberg
(Columbus, OH/Columbus School For Girls)

GP/GS: 2/2
Points: 43 (21.5 ppg)       
Rebounds: 21 (10.5 rpg)
Steals: 13 (6.5 spg)
Assists: 5 (2.5 apg)
FG/FGA: 15-of-30 (.500)
3FG/3FGA: 2-of-6 (.333)
FT/FTA: 11-of-18 (.611)

Wittenberg sophomore guard Enri Small put together the first double-double of the Tigers’ season and her own career against Hiram on Friday while doubling her personal best in rebounds with 14 and tying her high watermark for assists with four. She also totaled seven steals, good for the third-best single game total in team history. Then, 21 hours later, Small matched another career high with 23 points against Allegheny, eight coming all in a row to erase a 13-12 deficit and put Wittenberg up 20-13 in the first half, building a lead the Tigers never lost.

January 2nd

Katelyn Haralamos, Wittenberg
(Maineville, OH/Kings)

GP/GS: 3/3
Points: 41 (13.7 ppg)        
Rebounds: 14 (4.7 rpg)
Assists: 6 (2.0 apg)
Steals: 2
FG/FGA: 16-of-30 (.533)
3FG/3FGA: 4-of-17 (.235)
FT/FTA: 5-of-9 (.556)

Sophomore wing Katelyn Haralamos led Wittenberg to one of the biggest upsets in Division III this season as the Tigers knocked off No. 2 Mt. Union, 61-60, in the championship game of the Charles B. Zimmerman Memorial Classic. Haralamos was named the tournament MVP after scoring 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting to go along with six rebounds in the monumental victory over Mt. Union in the championship contest.

December 17th

Alexis Kemper, Hiram
(Centerville, OH/Centerville)

GP/GS: 2/2
Points: 29 (14.5 ppg) 
FG/FGA: 10-of-17 (.588)
3FG/3FGA: 5-of-9 (.556)
FT/FTA: 4-of-5 (.800)
Rebounds: 4 (2.0 rpg)
Assists: 3 
Blocks: 2 

Hiram junior forward Alexis Kemper led the Terriers in a pair of non-conference victories this past week knocking off Heidelberg, 59-58, and Bethany, 64-61. Kemper averaged 14.5 points, two rebounds, 1.5 assists and one block per contest as Hiram improved to 5-5 on the season.

December 10th

Kayla Ernst, Kenyon
(Batavia, OH/Batavia)

GP/GS: 2/2
Points: 43 (21.5 ppg) 
FG/FGA: 19-of-33 (.576)
FT/FTA: 5-of-7 (.714)
Rebounds: 16 (8.0 rpg)
Assists: 3 (1.5 apg)
Steals: 3 (1.5 spg)
Blocks: 2 (1.0 bpg)

Kenyon senior post Kayla Ernst scored 43 points in two Ladies victories. In a 64-58 win over Wittenberg, she went 13-of-21 from the floor and scored a career-best 31 points. She also grabbed 10 rebounds in that game to notch her second double-double of the season. In addition to her 43 points for the week, Ernst’s two-game stat line also included 16 rebounds, three assists, three steals, and two blocked shots.

December 3rd

Maureen Hirt, Kenyon
(Bloomington, IN/Bloomington North)

GP/GS: 3/3
Points: 67 (22.3 ppg)  
FG/FGA: 21-of-46 (.457)
3FG/3FGA: 14-of-26 (.538)
FT/FTA: 11-of-11 (1.000)
Rebounds: 17 (5.7 rpg) 
Assists: 3 (1.0 apg) 
Steals: 2 (0.6 spg)
Blocks: 1 (0.3 bpg)

Kenyon junior Maureen Hirt came up big in the Ladies’ three wins this week. Shooting a combined 14-of-26 from three-point range and a perfect 11-of-11 at the free throw line, Hirt ended up sinking a total of 67 points. That total pushed her career total to 1,002 and made her just the tenth player in Ladies’ history to reach the 1,000-point milestone.

November 26th

Kate Walker, DePauw
(Indianapolis, IN/Perry Meridian)

GP/GS: 3/3
Points: 29 (9.7 ppg)   
FG/FGA: 10-of-24 (.417)
3FG/3FGA: 2-of-6 (.333)
FT/FTA: 7-of-11 (.636)
Rebounds: 16 (5.3 rpg)  
Assists: 17 (5.7 apg)  
Steals: 4 (1.3 spg)

DePauw senior Kate Walker scored 18 and grabbed seven rebounds against No. 6 Washington making two free throws with seven seconds left to give DePauw the 1-point win over the Bears. The senior committed just three turnovers last week, while averaging 5.7 assists per contest, to post a 5.7:1 assist-to-turnover ratio leading the Tigers to a 5-0 start for the first time since the 2002-03 season.

November 19th

Christina Marquette, Oberlin
(Huntington Beach, CA/Edison)

GP/GS: 2/2
Points: 51 (25.5 ppg)    
FG/FGA: 17-of-37 (.459)
3FG/3FGA: 8-of-18 (.444)
FT/FTA: 9-of-15 (.600)
Rebounds: 23 (11.5 rpg)   
Assists: 10 (5.0 apg)   
Steals: 4 (2.0 spg)

Oberlin sophomore Christina Marquette willed the Yeowomen to a come-from-behind victory against Kalamazoo, scoring 27 points and added 15 rebounds, which is one shy of her career-high. She scored 17 of her 27 points in the second half and hit 5-of-7 3-pointers in the frame. In addition to scoring a game-high 24 points vs. Goshen, she also added a career-high six assists and a game-high eight rebounds.