|Tyson Cruickshank, Wheaton
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The Team of the Week presented by Scoutware is D3hoops.com’s weekly honor roll, in its 26th season of recognizing the top performance at each of the five positions from the previous week.
|Tyson Cruickshank, Sr.
|G||Lexi Dellinger, Gr.
|Oren Betesh, Jr.
|G||Grace Hynes, Sr.
|Luke Harris, So.
|G||Lauren Huber, So.
|Jack Clement, Sr.
|F||Destiny Johnson, Sr.
|Griffin Barker, Sr.
|C||Hannah Jerrier, Gr.
|Games of Nov. 21-27, 2022 | Previous seasons | All-time honorees|
Dellinger had one spectacular game in a short holiday week. She notched 26 points and 4 assists in Anderson’s 83-77 win against St. Mary’s (Ind.). Dellinger knocked down 6-of-12 from beyond the arc to secure the victory for his team.
Hynes has been a key part of Chicago’s 6-0 start, scoring a career-high 33 points to lead the Maroons to an 80-72 win over Carthage on Sunday. She hit 5 of 8 three-pointers in the game. Hynes also added 11 points in a Tuesday win against Carroll. She shot 50% from the field, 56% from behind the arc, and 88% from the FT line on the week.
Huber was unstoppable in a 3-0 week for the Titans. She averaged 19 points, 10 rebounds, three steals, and two assists per game as IWU defeated Eureka, DePauw, and WashU. Huber’s best performance of the week came in the tournament championship against WashU where she erupted for 31 points, 12 rebounds, a season-high five steals, three assists, and a block.
Johnson, in another single game giant performance, scored 34 of her team’s 55 points in a two point victory over Waynesburg. She also had 23 rebounds in the contest, along with seven steals, two assists, and two blocks.
Jerrier led the defensive unit during a 2-0 Pacific Northwest road trip for Redlands. She scored 11 points per game in wins over Linfield and Pacific, but more importantly filled out the stat sheet with averages of 10 rebounds, four assists, three steals, and three blocks.
Cruickshank shot 77% from the floor, including 6-8 three pointers in Wheaton’s two wins over Chicago and Lake Forest. He averaged 20 points, four rebounds, and six assists over two games, committing just one total turnover. He did not miss a free throw.
Betesh hit 11 of 17 threes, coming off the bench in two wins for Yeshiva over Purchase and Amherst. He scored a career-high 33 against Purchase and sank two FTs at the end of the Amherst game to seal a huge victory for the program.
Harris averaged 24 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals as he shot 60% overall and 50% from long range (4-of-8), leading Carleton to the Rocky Mountain Thanksgiving Classic championship. He had a game-high 23 points and a career-high 9 rebounds as the Knights knocked off Whitworth University on Friday and followed that up with a career-best 25 points as Carleton erased a 19-point second-half deficit to defeat Carroll 79 -72 in the championship game.
Clement, the NCAC Player of the Week, sank a pair of free throws with one second left to lift Ohio Wesleyan to a 67-65 win at Capital. He finished with a career-high 36 points, then scored 29 in a tough two-point loss to Heidelberg. He shot 60% from the floor and 56% from the arc.
Barker had a breakout performance in an 85-76 win over NJAC rival William Paterson this week. He scored an important 20 points, but brought down an astounding 22 rebounds to pace Kean to victory.