|Cassie Nash, The Simpsons
Photo courtesy of Simpson 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.
|Brenden Patrick, Sr.
Lewis & Clark
|G||Cassie Nash, Sr.
|Gabe Ravetz, Sr.
|G||Summer McNulty, So.
|Mitch Prendergast, Sr.
Case Western Reserve
|G||Damaris Rodriguez, Jr.
New Jersey City
|Daniel Cook, Sr.
St. John Fisher
|F||Julianna Kascic, Sr.
|Jeremy Beckler, Sr.
|F||Bailey Donovan, Sr.
|Games of Feb. 6-12, 2023 | Previous seasons | All-time honorees|
Nash helped Simpson leap two spots in the league standings with a pair of double-digit victories. She averaged 22 points, six steals, and six assists while shooting a blistering 74% from the floor. Against Buena Vista, Nash had 25 points, five assists, and five steals, followed by 19 points, seven assists, and seven steals at Dubuque.
McNulty averaged 32 points per game this past week. She finished a point shy of her career-high with 28 in Wednesday’s win against Catholic, where she was 9-for-15 from the floor and 4-for-4 from three. McNulty came back to lead Etown with a new career high 35 points on Saturday in an overtime loss to No. 3 Scranton. She shot 55% from the field for the week and 54% from three while making all 10 of her foul shots.
Believe it or not, Rodriguez had never achieved a triple-double until this week, when she put up 30 points, 14 assists, and 10 rebounds against Rowan, followed by 22, five, and six in a big road win vs. Stockton. On the week, Rodriguez averaged 26 points, 10 assists, and eight rebounds, shooting 47% from the floor and 56% from three.
Kascic scored 23 points and collected 20 rebounds with 10 assists in a 2-0 week for Manhattanville. She scored 10 with eight rebounds, four assists, a block, and a steal in a crucial win over co-league leaders, Mount St. Mary on Wednesday, then collected her 11th double-double of the year with 13 points and 12 rebounds in Sunday’s victory over Yeshiva, adding six assists and two steals.
Donovan put together one of the most dominating games in Husson women’s basketball history, finishing with 26 points and 25 rebounds against North Atlantic Conference leaders, Maine Maritime in a 67-55 win. She also had two assists and six blocks, shooting 57% from the floor.
Patrick averaged 30 points, four rebounds, and four assists to help Lewis & Clark stay in the hunt for its first trip to the Northwest Conference tournament since the 2014-15 season. The senior shot 51% from the field, went 18-20 from the free throw line, and turned the ball over once in 70 minutes of action. On Friday night, he tied the Pamplin Gymnasium single-game record for points with 43 points in a 95-92 win over Pacific Lutheran. Patrick scored 29 of his career-high 43 points in the second half and finished the game 14-23 from the field and 13-14 from the free throw line.
Ravetz, in the span of 24 hours, became Wesleyan’s all-time leader in made 3-pointers while also becoming the 26th Cardinal in program history to reach the 1,000 career point mark. He averaged 28 points on 62% shooting and 56% from three with 10 makes from beyond the arc. Ravetz poured in five triples, scoring 21 of his 22 points in the first half in a crucial 85-82 home win over Tufts on Friday night. He followed that up with his first career 30-point game, going off for a career-high 33 points (13-20 FG, 5-9 3FG) in an 83-76 win over Bates on Senior Day.
Prendergast led the Spartans to a pair of University Athletic Association wins last weekend to move the team into a tie for first place in the conference. He averaged 22 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals over the two games, shooting 48% overall (15-31) and 47% (9-19) from 3-point range. He notched the first double-double of his career during Friday night’s 90-87 overtime win against Rochester, finishing the game with 14 points and a career-high 10 rebounds with four assists and two steals. He followed that performance with a season-high 29-point output in a 102-75 win against then-ranked Emory on Sunday.
Cook led his team to a win and an upset over Utica University on Tuesday. He finished the night with a team high of 26 points, a team high of nine rebounds, and added three assists. He went 5-for-6 on his free throw attempts and went 10-for-16, over 60% in his field goal attempts. Cook made two free throw attempts, gaining back the lead with 48 seconds left in the game. On Saturday night Fisher traveled to Nazareth where Cook dominated and finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds, both team highs. He added five assists, a block and three steals.
Beckler helped Carleton clinch the sixth MIAC regular-season title in program history after the Knights notched victories over two teams ranked second in the conference at the time. He averaged 30 points along with six rebounds in the two triumphs while shooting 48% overall and 50% (7-of-14) from 3-point range. Beckler started his big week with 31 points and 5 boards as the Knights rallied from 16 points down to defeat Saint John’s, 77-72, and secure at least a share of the conference crown. Three days later, he tallied 29 points (including a 7-of-11 showing beyond the arc) and six rebounds in a 74-70 win at Macalester, clinching the title.