BANGOR, Maine - After landing on the Honor Roll for the Maine Men's Basketball Coaches and Writers Association (MMBCWA) several times in his rookie campaign, Scott Lewis achieved his first Rookie of the Week recognition. Teammate, Justice Kendall, was acknowdleged on the MMBCWA Honor Roll, respectively. For the women, Bailey Donovan swiped her fifth-straight and eighth overall Rookie of the Week honor from the Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association (MWBCA).
MMBCWA Rookie of the Week: Scott Lewis, Husson (Fy. - South Portland, Maine)
Scott Lewis was the game changer on Sunday afternoon against the Hornets, as the Eagles trailed by one with six seconds left in regulation, Lewis sunk a pair of free throws with the utmost precision to push the Husson men's basketball team into winning position as they finished out the clock for a 99-98 conference victory over NVU-Lyndon. By the end of the game, the rookie hit a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line to add on to his 20 points and six rebounds off the bench for the Eagles. By the end of a 2-1 week, Lewis averaged 12.7 points, 5.0 boards, and 2.0 assists per game. He finished the week shooting 92.9% (13-14) from the charity stripe.
MMBCWA Honor Roll: Justice Kendall, Husson (So. - Baltimore, Md.)
In a 2-1 week for the Eagles, Kendall pulled out two 20-point games to lead the Eagles to victories over Bowdoin and NVU-Lyndon as he averaged 18.7 points on 53.8% (21-39) shooting. Against the Polar Bears, the sophomore guard led all-scorers with 23 points and a pair of steals in 29 minutes on the Eagle hardwood. He tied for the team-high 13 points on Saturday afternoon against the Badgers, then went on to record 20 points and five assists on 5-for-6 shooting from the charity stripe to outscore the Hornets, 99-98, on Sunday.
MWBCA Rookie of the Week: Bailey Donovan, Husson (Fy. – Island Falls, Maine)
Donovan averaged 11.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 3.0 blocks per game to help Husson complete a weekend sweep of the Northern Vermont University schools while remaining undefeated (11-0) in NAC play. She led all-scorers on Saturday against the Badgers, picking up the seventh double-double of her rookie campaign with 16 points and 13 rebounds, while adding four blocks. The first-year center blocked two shots in the win over the Hornets, while also pitching in six points and six boards. She was accurate all weekend, draining both free throws and hitting 62.5 percent from the floor overall.