BANGOR, Maine - First-year Bailey Donovan continues to impress, sweeping back-to-back Rookie of the Week honors from two associations. She earned Co-Rookie of the Week for the second week in a row from New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) and her seventh-straight and tenth overall Rookie of the Week spotlight from the Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association (MWBCA). Fellow first-year, Scott Lewis, achieved his fifth Honor Roll recognition from the Maine Men's Basketball Coaches and Writers Association (MMBCWA) while DJ Bussey was selected to the MMBCWA Honor Roll for his first time this season.
NEWBA Co-Rookie of the Week and MWBCA Rookie of the Week: Bailey Donovan, Husson (Fy. – Island Falls, Maine)
Donovan was a powerful force under the glass this week for the Eagles, helping Husson round out regular season action with the first undefeated NAC record (14-0) since the 2009-10 season. She scored the game-winner with less than five seconds remaining against Maine Maritime to break the stalemate and pull out the 52-49 win to secure an undefeated record (9-0) on their home court all season. The 6-3 center rattled off a game-high 21 points on 5-for-5 shooting from the charity stripe, while grabbing 13 rebounds and two blocks as the Eagles enter into NAC Tournament action as the No. 1 seed.
MMBCWA Honor Roll: Scott Lewis, Husson (Fy. - South Portland, Maine)
Helping Husson advance to the North Atlantic Conference Semifinals with a NAC Quarterfinal win over NVU-Johnson, Lewis finished Saturday afternoon just shy of a double-double between his 10 points and nine boards. Earlier in the week, the first-year contributed six points and three boards to wrap up the regular season with a crucial win over Maine Maritime to enter into playoffs as the No. 3 seed.
MMBCWA Honor Roll: DJ Bussey, Husson (Jr. - Peoria, Ariz.)
Earning his first career double-double, Bussey grabbed 11 boards and drained 12 points to help Husson capture a conference victory over Maine Maritime to wrap up the regular season as the No. 3 seed in the North Atlantic Conference. Off the bench, he led the Eagles on offense with 15 points against NVU-Johnson on Saturday to help pick up a NAC Quarterfinal win to advance to the NAC Semifinals.