2015-16 NCAC Women's Basketball Players of the Week

February 22nd

Jordan Holmes, Denison
(Pittsburgh, PA/Mt. Lebanon)

GP/GS: 2/2
Points: 37 (18.5 PPG)
FG/FGA: 14/19 (.737)
Rebounds: 36 (18.0 RPG)
Blocks: 11 (5.5 BPG)
Steals: 6 (3.0 SPG)                  
Assists: 3 (1.5 APG)

Denison junior post Jordan Holmes broke her fourth NCAC record this season after becoming the NCAC’s career leader in rebounds on Saturday. Needing only 21 rebounds in the regular season finale to surpass the career mark, Holmes grabbed 22 boards against Allegheny to amass 1,219 career rebounds. That total surpassed the mark set by former Ohio Wesleyan standout Jill Myers (1,217 - 1984-88). It took Myers 101 games over four seasons to set the conference rebounding record, while Holmes broke the record in 79 games and less than three seasons. Last week, the Pittsburgh native averaged a double-double last week (18.5 ppg, 18 rpg) to go along with 11 blocks, six steals and a 74 percent shooting percentage (14-for-19). 

February 15th

Lauren Hancher, Wooster
(Cincinnati, OH/Sycamore)  

GP/GS: 2/2
Points: 41 (20.5 PPG)
FG/FGA: 18/37 (.486)
FT/FTA: 4/4 (1.000)
Assists: 6 (3.0 APG)
Steals: 7 (3.5 SPG)
Rebounds: 4 (4.0 RPG)

Senior forward Lauren Hancher helped the Fighting Scots to a 1-1 record last week including an impressive 15-point win against Hiram. Hancher moved into third on the career points list against Hiram with a 32-point outing, one point shy of a top-10 single-game performance. Against Wittenberg, she moved into the top-10 for field goals makes in a season for the third straight year, the only player in program history to appear on this top-10 category three times. Hancher also moved into the top-10 in single-season scoring for second straight year, one of four in program history to do so. The senior forward is currently third in the NCAC in scoring with 384 points.

February 8th

Taylor Dickson, Ohio Wesleyan
(Baltimore, OH/Liberty Union)  

GP/GS: 2/1
Points: 54 (27.0 PPG)
FG/FGA: 20/25 (.800)
3FG/3FGA: 9/11 (.818)
Assists: 2 (1.0 APG)
Steals: 2 (1.0 SPG)
Rebounds: 13 (6.5 RPG)

Junior post Taylor Dickson led the Bishops to a 1-1 week in conference play, knocking off Wooster, 65-60, and narrowly falling to Kenyon. Dickson poured in 29 points in the victory last Wednesday against Wooster and followed that performance with 25 points in the Bishops loss to Kenyon. In the two NCAC outings last week, Dickson scored 54 points on 20-for-25 from the field including 9-for-11 from three, and 5-for-8 at the line. On the week the junior averaged 27.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, one assist and one steal per game for the Bishops. 

February 1st

Bailey Dominguez, Kenyon
(Indianapolis, IN/Park Tudor)  

GP/GS: 2/2
Points: 28 (14.0 PPG)
FG/FGA: 18/21 (.857)
3FG/3FGA: 8/17 (.470)
Assists: 3 (1.5 APG)
Steals: 4 (2.0 SPG)
Rebounds: 5 (2.5 RPG)

Kenyon junior guard Bailey Dominguez helped guide the Ladies’ to a pair of key NCAC wins last week to move into a tie for second-place of the league standings. Dominguez averaged 14 points, 2.5 rebounds, two steals and 1.5 assists per game in victories over Oberlin and Allegheny. Her best performance of the week came against Oberlin when she scored 19 points and hit 5-of-8 from three-point range. She is fifth in the NCAC in three-point percentage (36.6). 

January 25th

Jordan Holmes, Denison
(Pittsburgh, PA/Mt. Lebanon)  

GP/GS: 2/2
Points: 44 (22.0 PPG)
FG/FGA: 18/21 (.857)
Rebounds: 32 (16.0 RPG)
Assists: 3 (1.5 APG)
Steals: 5 (2.5 SPG)
Blocks: 13 (6.5 BPG)

Denison junior post Jordan Holmes enjoyed the best two-game shooting stretch in her career as she went a combined 18-for-21 in wins over Hiram and Ohio Wesleyan. Holmes scored 22 points in each contest while averaging 16.0 rpg and 6.5 bpg. Against Ohio Wesleyan, Holmes set a new Denison single-game record for FG% by going a perfect 10-for-10 from the field. Holmes has posted double-digit rebounds in all 18 games this season and is shooting .704 from the field. She entered the week ranked third in the nation in field-goal percentage, second in rebounds per game and first in blocks per game.

January 18th

Tyler Parlor, Oberlin
(Detroit, MI/Mercy)  

GP/GS: 2/2
Points: 18 (9.0 PPG)
FG/FGA: 9/21 (.429)
Rebounds: 26 (13.0 RPG)
Assists: 4 (2.0 APG)
Steals: 1 (1.0 SPG)
Blocks: 2 (1.0 BPG)

Oberlin guard Tyler Parlor nearly averaged a double-double in a pair of NCAC wins last week. The sophomore dropped in 10 points and added nine boards in a key road win over Wooster and followed up with a career-high 17-rebound effort to go along with eight points and two blocks against Wittenberg. She is averaging 8.2 rebounds per game, which is third best in the NCAC. 

January 11th

Megan Kuether, Ohio Wesleyan
(Osgood, OH/Marion Local)  

GP/GS: 3/3
Points: 89 (29.7 PPG)
FG/FGA: 32/58 (.552)
FT/FTA: 18/20 (.900)
Rebounds: 11 (3.7 RPG)
Assists: 10 (3.3 BPG)
Steals: 6 (2.0 SPG)

Ohio Wesleyan junior Megan Kuether led the Bishops to a perfect 2-0 week in conference play after wins over Wooster and Allegheny. Kuether poured in 34 points in the double-overtime thriller last Wednesday against Wooster and followed that performance with a career best 37 points in the Bishops road win over Allegheny. The 37 points rank fourth all-time in OWU single-game scoring history. In the two NCAC outings last week, Kuether scored 71 points on 26-for-45 from the field including 5-for-9 from three, and 14-for-16 at the line. On the week the junior averaged 29.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and two steals per game for the Bishops.

January 4th

Jordan Holmes, Denison
(Pittsburgh, PA/Mt. Lebanon)  

GP/GS: 3/3
Points: 52 (17.3 PPG)
FG/FGA: 24/27 (.889)
Rebounds: 49 (16.3 RPG)
Blocks: 26 (8.7 BPG)
Steals: 1 (0.3 SPG)
Assists: 4 (1.3 APG)

Denison junior Jordan Holmes averaged a double-double in three games last week, helping the Big Red post a 3-0 record. Holmes opened the week with her fifth-career triple-double in a 97-81 win over North Central at Otterbein’s Smokey Ballenger Classic. Holmes needed just one half of basketball to achieve the feat, eventually finishing with 19 points, 21 rebounds and a conference-record 14 blocks. The 21 boards marked her fifth game with 20 or more rebounds. The following day against the host Cardinals, Holmes became the fifth player in NCAC history to record 1,000 career rebounds. In the conference win at Wooster, Holmes posted her 10th double-double of the season with 17 points and 16 rebounds. She also blocked seven shots, which moved her into seventh place on the Division III career list. In three games, Holmes averaged 17.3 points, 16.3 rebounds and 8.7 blocks per game.

December 21st

Kaylee Shockley, Hiram
(Uniontown, OH/Lake)  

GP/GS: 1/1
Points: 12 (12.0 PPG)
FG/FGA: 5/13 (.385)
FT/FTA: 2/2 (1.000) 
Rebounds: 8 (8.0 RPG)
Steals: 3 (3.0 SPG)
Assists: 3 (3.0 APG)

Hiram sophomore Kaylee Shockley posted an all around solid game in the Terrier’s 56-44 win at Franciscan. She scored 12 points and pulled down a team-high eight rebounds, while dishing out three assists and recording three blocks in the victory. 

December 14th

Lauren Hancher, Wooster
(Cincinnati, OH/Sycamore)  

GP/GS: 1/1
Points: 20 
FG/FGA: 10/22 (.455)
Assists: 2

Wooster senior Lauren Hancher helped guide the Fighting Scots to their first conference win of the year and third victory by two points or fewer this season with a 52-50 triumph over Oberlin last week. Hancher scored 10 straight points as part of a 12-0 first period run by Wooster. For the game, Hancher finished with 20 points on 10-for-22 shooting and added eight rebounds, four steals, two assists and one block. The senior has now scored eight or more points in the first period in three-straight games and ranks fifth all-time at Wooster with 1,098 career points. 

December 7th

Kaitlyn Fromknecht, Allegheny
(Erie, PA/McDowell)  

GP/GS: 2/0
Points: 24 (12.0 PPG)
FG/FGA: 10/17 (.588)
Rebounds: 25 (12.5 RPG)
Blocks: 19 (9.5 BPG)
Steals: 4 (2.0 SPG)
Assists: 4 (2.0 APG)

Allegheny senior Kaitlyn Fromknecht helped guied the Gators to a perfect 2-0 week including opening up the conference portion of their schedule with a victory over Hiram. In the win against the Terriers, Fromknecht posted a triple-double with 10 points, 11 rebounds and 13 blocks. It was the first triple-double for an Allegheny player since Feb. 8, 2012. The 13 blocks not only set a new school record but also tied the NCAC record for block in a single-game. On the week, Fromknecht averaged 12 points on 58.8 percent shooting, 12.5 rebounds and 9.5 blocks per contest. 

November 30th

Jordan Holmes, Denison
(Pittsburgh, PA/Mt. Lebanon)  

GP/GS: 2/2
Points: 20 (10.0 PPG)
FG/FGA: 9/16 (.563)
Rebounds: 39 (19.5 RPG)
Blocks: 21 (10.5 BPG)
Steals: 4 (2.0 SPG) Assists: 3 (1.5 APG)

Denison junior Jordan Holmes broke two NCAC and school records in a pair of victories at the North Park Thanksgiving Tournament last weekend in Chicago, Ill. Against the host Vikings, Holmes registered eight blocked shots en route to becoming the conference’s all-time leader in career rejections. Less than 24 hours later, Holmes posted her fourth-career triple-double with 15 points, 19 rebounds and a career-high 13 blocked shots in a victory over Elmhurst. Her 13 blocks broke her own school and NCAC records for blocks in a game, which was 11, set in the 2013-14 season. In 61 career games, Holmes has 355 blocks and 918 rebounds. At the conclusion of the tournament, Holmes was named Tournament MVP after averaging 10 points and 19.5 rebounds to go along with 21 total blocks.

November 23rd

Mercedes Jones, Hiram
(Dayton, OH/Ponitz Career Technology Center)  

GP/GS: 3/3
Points: 61 (20.3 PPG)
FG/FGA: 20/36 (.556)
FT/FTA: 21/29 (.724)
Steals: 7 (2.3 SPG)
Rebounds: 28 (9.3 RPG) 

Hiram sophomore Mercedes Jones was dominant for the Terriers in all three contests, averaging 20.3 ppg and 9.3 rpg. She scored a team-high 14 points in Hiram’s 71-42 win in their home opener on Tuesday. She followed that up by tying her career-high with 27 points in a 62-55 overtime win over PSU-Behrend. Jones then posted her second double-double of the season, finishing with 20 points and a career-high 17 rebounds in a 70-68 loss to Fredonia State (N.Y.).

November 16th

Jordan Holmes, Denison
(Pittsburgh, PA/Mt. Lebanon) 

GP/GS: 2/2
Points: 34 (17.0 PPG)
FG/FGA: 14/18 (.778)
Rebounds: 42 (21.0 RPG)
Blocks: 12 (6.0 BPG)
Assists: 2 (1.0 APG)
FT/FTA: 6/8 (.750)
Steals: 4 (2.0 SPG)

Denison junior Jordan Holmes led the Big Red to a pair of opening season victories over Case, 63-57, and Wilmington, 64-49, last week. Holmes, averaged 17.0 ppg, 21.0 rpg and six bpg in the wins. She shot .778 from the floor and also added four steals while playing all 40 minutes in each contest. Holmes’ 30-point effort against Case was one point shy of her career high.