The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) has announced its Athletes of the Week selections in the sports of men's and women's basketball, swimming and diving, and women's bowling for the period running from November 27-December 3.
Bowling: Mount Aloysius JR Rayissa Amon anchored all 86 baker frames for an impressive 20.2 average. She also was selected as Most Valuable Player in the Wilmington (DE) Wildcat Tournament, rolling a 211 average for the five traditional games with scores of 214, 215, 222, 201 and 207.
Men's Swimming: PS-Behrend JR Mark Patterson won the 500 free (4:46.30) and the 200 backstroke (1:53.11) for the Lions this weekend, while placing second in the 200 free (1:43.40). He also swam on three winning relays and took third in another. Patterson helped lead the Lions to a first place finish (out of nine teams) at the Fredonia State Blue Devil Invitational.
Men's Diving: Alfred State SO Nick Beach led the Pioneer Divers at Fredonia as Beach won the 3m competition with 332.30 points and was second in the 1m with 358 points.
Women's Swimming: Cabrini SR Candace Brown competed in six events last week and scored five wins and a second place finish. In Wednesday's tri-meet against Bryn Mawr and Elizabethtown, the senior won the 50-yard freestyle (26.41) and 100-yard freestyle (1:04.54) and posted a second place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. On Friday, Brown won the 50-yard freestyle (25.89) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:19.67) and was on the winning 200-yard medley relay to lead Cabrini to a win over PSU-Altoona.
Women's Diving: Franciscan JR Sarah Tohill helped clinch first in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 2:25.79 and then went on to clinch first in both diving sections with scores of 147.82 and 117.00.
Men's Basketball: PS-Altoona F Dequan Jackson had a strong week for the Lions, helping his team go 1-1 in AMCC play. In Wednesday night's win at Pitt-Greensburg, he recorded his first double-double of the season, leading the Lions with 20 points and 12 rebounds while adding three steals and two assists. In Saturday's loss at Hilbert, Jackson tied for the team-high with 16 points scored while also finishing with five rebounds, five steals, and three assists. For the week, he averaged 18.0 points per game, 8.5 rebounds per game, 4.0 steals per game, and 2.5 assists per game.
Women's Basketball: Medaille SR Dani Reinwald had yet another standout week on the court averaging 26 points, 18 rebounds, 4.0 steals, 2.5 assists, and 2.5 blocks. In the AMCC opener she poured in 30 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as the Mavericks went to 1-0 in conference play. As of November 30 she led the country in free throws made and rebounds and was second in the nation in double-doubles and free throws attempted. Reinwald currently leads the AMCC in rebounds (17.6 rpg) and is second in scoring (20.9).