Dec. 17 – DANBURY, Conn. - Bethany College freshman forward, Kelsea Daugherty (Newport, Ohio/Frontier), has added to her list of early-season accomplishments, as he has been named the Corvias Eastern College Athletic Conference Southwest Regional Rookie of the Week, announced the ECAC on Tuesday.
Daugherty earned the nod for her helping the Bison capture a pair of victories last week. Averaging 18 points and seven boards per game, Daugherty shot 59 percent from the field (13-22) and 10-of-16 from the charity stripe. She also displayed her defense, racking up five steals and a block. Her best game came in a win over Geneva, where she tallied 21 points and seven rebounds.
On the year, she ranks eighth in the conference in points per game (13.7) and has registered double-figures in the scoring column in five straight games. 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.
Also being named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, Daugherty and the Bison will play next on Saturday, Jan. 3 as they host Chatham University. Game time is set for 2:00 p.m.