Notebook: Making Her Mark
LEE-DING THE WAY: Junior forward Lisa Lee led the University of Charleston (W.V.) to a trio of wins at the Susan G. Komen Classic at Indiana University (Pa.) last week as the Golden Eagles improved to 4-0 on the season.
Lee contributed 21.7 points per game, 6.0 rebounds per game and 3.0 assists per game in the three games. She netted double figures in each game, including 28 points in just 29 minutes of play against West Chester.
Lee garnered West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors for her outstanding efforts. It was the sixth time of Lee's career that the native of Charleston, W.V., earned the award.
MAKING HER MARK: Mansfield University's Alison Tagliaferri became the school's all-time leading scorer as she helped the Mountaineers to victories over Houghton and Lycoming in non-conference action last week.
The senior forward from Linden, N.J., poured in 24 points against Houghton to break the record of 1,378 points previously held by Paula Olesky (1980-83), and then scored 19 against Lycoming to increase her career total to 1,407 points. Tagliaferri is the only player in school history to reach the 1,400-point mark.
For her performances, Tagliaferri earned Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Eastern Division Player of the Week for a school-record seventh time. She leads the undefeated Mountaineers (4-0) with 20.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.
ON FIRE: Sophomore forward Michelle Stueve exploded for 31 points and a career-high 21 rebounds as No. 9 Emporia State downed No. 4 Shaw University, 84-67, on Nov. 29 to win the championship game of the Holiday Isle Classic in Islamorada, Fla.
Stueve, the reigning Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week, added to her resume as she garnered the tournament's Most Valuable Player award. She averaged 25.0 points and 13.0 rebounds in two tournament games. Stueve, native of Olpe, Kan., leads ESU with 22.5 points and 10.6 rebounds per game, and has been the Lady Hornets' leading scorer in five of the last six contests.
The Lady Hornets are 8-0 for the seventh time in school history.
CAREER WEEK: Senior guard Deosha Agnew had a career week as she sparked the University of Missouri-Rolla to a 3-0 record last week, including a pair of wins at the Emerald Beach Holiday Inn Turkey Day Classic at Texas A&M-Kingsville.
Agnew began the week with a hot hand, shooting 71.4 percent and recording seven rebounds in a win against Harris-Stowe. She followed that performance up with a career-high 25 points against Incarnate Word and a career-high 11 rebounds in a win over Texas A&M-Kingsville.
The native of Forrest City, Ark., earned Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Week for helping the Miners improve to 4-0 on the season.
NOTABLE: Merrimack senior guard Joelle Martin became the school's all-time leading scorer with her 1,627th point against Assumption in a 71-56 loss on Nov. 22. She surpassed Jenny Jenkins on the scoring charts, who held the previous record of 1,626 points from 1985-1989 ... Fairmont State extended its home court winning streak to 22 games with a 73-58 victory against Slippery Rock on Nov. 22. The win also gave head coach Steve McDonald his 100th win at the school.