Northeast Conference Honors: February 5th

The top two Northeast Conference honorees for February 5th epitomize the axiom, ‘it’s not how big you are but how big you play’.

NEC Player of the Week:

Samora Watson, Central Connecticut. The 5’6" sophomore guard averaged 32 points per game as the Blue Devils defeated Saint Francis U and Merrimack for a two game sweep. Watson scored 27 points with nine boards against St. Francis. In the win over Merrimack, Watson exploded for 37 points. She has surpassed 35 points three times the season. The only other player in the nation with more 35+ outings is one Caitlin Clark of Iowa.

NEC Rookie of the Week:

Kendall Carruthers, St. Francis U. A 5’7" freshman guard, Carruthers averaged 17.5 points per gam e during a 1-1 week for the Red Flash. Against Central Connecticut, Carruthers buried four three pointers, scoring 16 points. In a 61-56 win over LIU, Carruthersd scored 19 points, including a clutch 9 of 11 from the charity stripe. She also handed out a career high six assists.

Honor Roll:

Belle Lampher, CCSU (G, Sr.)- Lampher averaged 15.5 points for the week. In the win over Saint Francis U, she hit four from beyond the arc in the 64-58 triumph.

Lytola Baler, Le Moyne (G, 5th-Year). In a loss to Sacred Heart, Baker posted a NEC-high eight double-double this season. Baker scored 20 points adding 11 rebounds in that contest.

Amaya Dowdy, LIU (F, Jr.)- Highlight of the junior transfer from UMass Lowell’s week was a 25 point, 16 rebound (both career highs) effort against Saint Francis U.

Jayme DeCesare, Merrimack (G, GR.)- In the loss at Central Connecticut, DeCesare scored 16 points with a career-high six steals.

Sajada Bonner, Sacred Heart (G, Gr.)- Shot a white hot 60% (9 for 15) from beyond the arc in the two contests. Scored 18 points in a 73-55 win over Le Moyne that vaulted the Pioneers to the top of the standings.

Ny’Ceara Pryor, Sacred Heart (G, So,)- Logging 28 minutes per outing, Pryor averaged 16.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3.5 steals as the league leading Pioneers went 2-0.

Jada Thornton, Stonehill (G, So.)- Averaged 19.5 points, 19 against Sacred Heart followed up by a career-high 20 points against Wagner. Thornton shot 49% from the field in two outings.