Sheahin and Johnson Claim Women's Basketball Weekly Honors

Courtesy:  MAAC Sports
Release:  December 17, 2012
Courtesy: MAAC Sports
Player of the Week

Katie Sheahin, Loyola, Senior, G, 5-10, Brookeville, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel

Sheahin recorded a season-best 25 points against Army, handing the Black Knights their second-consecutive loss, and third of the season.  The senior guard also tabbed a season-best eight shots from the field, while tying her career-high 8-8 from the charity stripe. In 39 minutes of action, Sheahin grabbed four rebounds, five assists, and one steal. 

Rookie of the Week

Mikal Johnson, Rider, Freshman, G, 5-8, Manassas, Va. / Osbourn

Johnson helped lead Rider's effort with two clutch second half plays in Rider's 65-48 road win at Pitt on December 16, scoring six points, Johnson added two rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot in the Bronc win. In the opening half, Johnson forced a turnover that led to a fast break and layup as Rider broke a 17-17 tie. In the second half, tied at 24, Johnson was fouled on a three-point attempt and knocked down all three free throws, giving Rider a 27-24 lead. With the Broncs trailing 29-27, Johnson nailed a three-pointer that put Rider back in the lead 30-29.

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