Dec. 16 – BETHANY, W. Va. – Bethany College basketball standouts, freshman Kelsea Daugherty (Newport, Ohio/Frontier) and Andres Herrero (Guadalajara, Spain) have been named the Bethany College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s Athletes of the Week, announced the SAAC on Tuesday afternoon.
Daugherty helped the Bison to a 2-0 record last week, pushing the Bison’s mark to 6-3 on the season. In two games, Daugherty averaged 18 points and seven rebounds while shooting 59 percent from the field (13-22) and 10-of-16 from the free throw line. In an 84-71 victory over Penn State – Behrend, Daugherty led four players in double figures, scoring 15 points while adding seven rebounds. She then followed that performance with her second 20-point night of the season, totaling 21 points and seven boards in a conference win over Geneva.
On the year, Daugherty ranks eighth in the conference in points per game (13.7) and has registered double-figures in the scoring column in five straight contests. If her average stands for the remainder of the season, Daugherty will be the highest scoring freshman for the Bison since Rosanne Scott averaged 15.2 points per game during the 1996-97 campaign.
Herrero led the Bison men’s basketball team to a victory in their only game last week, a 64-62 win over Geneva College. In the game, Herrero finished with a team-high 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting. The victory put the Green & White over .500 on the season.
Herrero’s 14-point performance against the Golden Tornadoes marked his third double-digit scoring output of the season and also gave him his career high. Herrero is also the Bison’s leading rebounder, having registered at least 10 boards in three contests. He currently ranks tied for fourth in the PAC, averaging 6.4 rebounds per game.
Other players that were nominated for the SAAC Athlete of the Week awards included junior Mikyla Tiption (Wellsville, Ohio/Wellsville) for the women, and sophomore Antonio Rudolph (New Castle, Pa./New Castle) for the men.