Feb. 3 – MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – For the first time in her young career, Bethany women’s basketball freshman Kelsea Daugherty (Newport, Ohio/Frontier) has been named to the National Team of the Week by D3Hoops.com, announced the website early this morning. For the Team of the Week, five players are selected from a pool of nominated athletes from all across Division III.
The 6-0 forward may have had her best week to date, helping the Bison to victories over Geneva (85-61) and Thiel (70-66) last week. With the wins, the Bison have now moved into sole possession of fifth place in the PAC regular season standings.
In the victory over the Golden Tornadoes, Daugherty posted career bests in both points (27) and rebounds (16), marking her seventh double-double of the season. In that contest, Daugherty played just 27 minutes, but shot 11-of-17 from the field and tied a career high with eight offensive rebounds.
In the win over Thiel, Daugherty was once again in top form, as she finished the contest 11-of-16 from the field with 27 points while adding 12 rebounds. Those numbers gave her, her league-best eighth double-double of the season.
Over the course of the week, Daugherty shot 66.7 percent from the field while averaging 27 points and 14 rebounds. She also ran her scoring streak of 20 or more points to four consecutive games, the first Bison to accomplish the feat since Jenny Place during the 2005-06 season.
Since being inserted into the starting lineup 14 games ago, Daugherty has posted seven of her double-doubles while averaging 18.3 points per game. During that same time period she has also averaged 9.9 rebounds per game.
Daugherty becomes the first Bison to be named to the D3Hoops.com Team of the Week since Renee Brandenburg earned the distinction twice in 2008-09.
Daugherty and the Bison will be back in action on Wednesday, February 4 when they host nationally-ranked Thomas More College. The contest with the Saints is scheduled for a 6 p.m. start.