|Jackson Mechanic, Hobart
Photo by Elodie Ekimian-Brogan for Hobart and William Smith Athletics
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.
|Raheem Anthony, Sr.
St. Mary’s (Minn.)
|G||Meghan Graff, Sr.
|Tommy Lotito, Sr.
|G||Shannon McCoy, Sr.
|Bradley Cimperman, So.
|G||Isabella Mills, Sr.
Case Western Reserve
|Davidson Hubbard, Jr.
|F||Natalie Bruns, Jr.
|Jackson Meshanic, Sr.
|F||Cassidy Perry, Jr.
|Games of Jan. 16-22, 2023 | Previous seasons | All-time honorees|
Graff turned in a pair of outstanding performances this week for the Bobcats. She poured in 21 points on 9-for-11 shooting and dished out four assists in an 84-50 win over Maine-Farmington. Then Graff finished one shy of her career-high with 44 points on 17-of-29 shooting, knocking down 5-of-10 from 3-point range in an overtime loss at Tufts. On the week, she averaged 33 points on 65% shooting, including 58% from the three point line.
McCoy posted 41 points against William Paterson this week, averaging 34 points and seven rebounds in two wins for Kean. She shot 60% from the floor, 58% from three, and 71% from the FT line.
Mills broke a school record and matched a conference mark for 3-pointers made in a game, helping lead the Spartans to a 74-64 win over Washington U. She scored a career-high 36 points in the game and added a season-high 11 rebounds with one assist, four blocks, and three steals. Mills shot 10-of-15 (.667) overall in the game and went 10-of-13 (.769) from three-point range. She followed that performance on Sunday by scoring seven points with eight rebounds, two assists, and three steals. Overall, she finished the week averaging 22 points and 10 rebounds..
Bruns filled the stat sheet for NYU in its two UAA victories, averaging 15 points, nine rebounds, six assists, four blocks, and four steals per game. She had 19 points, eight boards, five assists, a career-high six steals and four blocks in the win over No. 7 Rochester.
Perry continues to roll along posting double-doubles and had three straight last week as Gallaudet went 2-1 in conference play. Perry scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a win against Penn State-Abington. The next two games, Perry scored 13 points in each and grabbed 12 and 14 rebounds apiece against Penn College and Penn State-Berks. For the week she averaged 19 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, and three blocks per game.
Anthony averaged 29 points in the Cardinals’ three games last week. He kicked off his week scoring 21 points and adding nine rebounds in SMU’s rout of Augsburg, before tallying 25 points and eight boards against Macalester. Anthony saved his best game of the week for last, scoring a career-high 41 points and adding eight rebounds and eight assists in a four-point win over Concordia-Moorhead. This is his second 41-point performance on the season.
Lotito led the Valiants to an overtime thriller victory against conference-leading Farmingdale. He played 44 of the game’s 45 minutes, shooting 8-for-12 from the field, scoring 25 points with six rebounds, six assists, and three steals against the Rams.
Cimperman scored a school record 51 points (16-of-28 shooting), including the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer in an 85-82 victory over Gustavus Adolphus this week, then added 25 points against Carleton, and 28 against St. . Olaf. Finished the week shooting 55% from the field, 48% from three, and 87% from the FT line.
Hubbard posted two double-doubles to lead H-SC to a pair of road wins at Randolph and at Salisbury. He had game-highs of 20 points and 10 rebounds at Randolph, before posting career-highs of 30 points and 14 rebounds at Salisbury. On the week, he averaged 25 points and 12 rebounds on 79% shooting, including 62% from three.
Meshanic averaged 25 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists, leading Hobart to a pair of conference wins. He scored 24 points and 11 rebounds in an 87-83 win over Clarkson, with a career-high seven assists. Meshanic again led all players in points, rebounds, and assists in a win over St. Lawrence. For the week, he shot 67% from the floor, 50% from beyond the arc, and logged an impressive 6-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio.