SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (December 12, 2016) – Senior forward Emily Anderson (Rocky Hill, Conn.) of the Western New England University women's basketball team has been selected as the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Player of the Week, the league office announced this afternoon.
Anderson averaged 24.3 points per game on 54.3% (25-of-46) shooting from the field, 60% (12-of-20) from three-point range and 91.7% from the free throw line as the Golden Bears went 3-0 last week with a pair of 20+ point victories.
She opened her week with a career-high 25 points in a 78-58 CCC win over Nichols on Tuesday, before topping that mark with 33 points in Thursday's 97-93 triumph at Westfield State. Anderson scored eight of her 33 points in overtime and connected on 7-of-9 three-pointers against the Owls. The Rocky Hill, Conn. native, who also averaged 6.3 rebounds per game during the week, scored 15 points in Saturday's 74-40 win at Elms.
Through nine games this season, Anderson leads the CCC with 17.4 points per game on 45.5% shooting from the field and 49% (5th in CCC) from three-point range. She is also averaging 5.9 rebounds per game with her season-high of ten coming in the Golden Bears' loss at Staten Island on November 19.
Western New England (7-2, 3-0 CCC), which has won six consecutive games dating back to November 22, returns to action on Tuesday, January 3 with a key CCC contest at the University of New England.