North Eastern Athletic Conference Student-Athlete of the Week Selections for 2-13-12

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced its Student-Athlete of the Week selections in the sports of men’s and women’s basketball for the period ending February 12, 2012.


Brandon McMillan (Frederick, Md.) has been named the NEAC Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week after his sensational offensive output set multiple school and conference records.  McMillan, a senior guard for the Gallaudet University Bison, broke the NEAC’s all-time single-game scoring record with 46 points in yesterday’s 95-90 conference victory over Penn State Abington, and did so by making a school- and conference-record 21 field goals while not attempting a single free throw.  In total, McMillan shot 21-for-28 from the field and 4-of-6 from 3-point land while adding two assists and two rebounds in the contest, which was fittingly marked as the Bison’s Senior Day.  His 46 points was also a point shy of the school record set back in 1965.  Earlier in the week, McMillan registered a team-high 16 points in addition to eight rebounds and three assists in a 94-74 conference road loss to Penn State Harrisburg, giving him two-game averages of 31 points, 5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game while shooting 67 percent (26-for-39) from the field.  McMillan is currently first on the Bison and fourth in the NEAC in scoring at 16.1 points per game.

 

Nijah Townsend (Bronx, N.Y.) has been selected as the NEAC Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week after leading the Morrisville State Mustangs to three victories, which included a pair of conference wins to keep the team’s playoff hopes alive.  The sophomore forward posted three-game averages of 18.3 points and 11.3 rebounds per game, while registering 22 points and 12.5 boards per game in two NEAC contests.  Townsend registered career bests of 32 points and 16 rebounds (12 offensive) in the Mustangs’ 80-60 victory over conference foe Cazenovia College Saturday, and did so in just 30 minutes on the floor.  Prior to her career day, Townsend opened the week with 12 points and a team-high nine rebounds in a 61-52 conference victory over Wells College, and would go on to again lead the team in rebounds with nine boards to go along with 11 points in a 70-51 defeat of SUNY Canton in non-conference action this past Wednesday.  Townsend currently leads the Mustangs in both points (16.7) and rebounds (10.7) per game, while ranking in the top six in the conference in both of those categories as well.

 

The Rest of the Week’s Highlights: Wells College senior forward Terry Harrison (Brooklyn, N.Y.) averaged a near double-double of 22.7 points and 9.3 rebounds per game to lead the Express to three conference victories, which included handing Morrisville State its first conference loss of the season with an 82-62 win last Monday … Penn State Harrisburg junior guard Steve Jones (Harrisburg, Pa.) recorded game highs of 29 points, nine rebounds and five assists in a 94-74 victory over Gallaudet University Wednesday that helped the Nittany Lions wrap up the NEAC South Division … Penn State Berks sophomore forward Shawn Green (Philadelphia, Pa.) scored a game-high 24 points in just 25 minutes of action in the Nittany Lions’ 112-92 victory over Penn State Abington Wednesday … Keuka College freshman guard Coty Paige (Rochester, N.Y.) scored a career-high 29 points in a 66-63 loss to SUNY Institute of Technology Saturday … Morrisville State College junior guard Andrew Lucio (Solvay, N.Y.) hit the game-winning jumper and finished with 11 points in the Mustangs’ 67-65 victory over Cazenovia College Saturday … Keuka College junior forward Mariah Mouzon (Elmira, N.Y.) posted two-game averages of 17 points and 11 rebounds in a pair of conference victories for the Storm, while also hitting her first career 3-pointer during Saturday’s 62-60 victory over SUNYIT … Lancaster Bible College freshman forward Sarah Heilenman (Williamsport, Pa.) averaged a double-double of 10.5 points and 10.5 rebounds during a 2-0 week for the Chargers … Penn State Berks senior guard Shakiyla Stone (Philadelphia, Pa.) led the Nittany Lions to two conference victories behind averages of 16.5 points, 4 assists and 4 steals per contest … Penn State Harrisburg junior forward Amanda Moyer (Carlisle, Pa.) averaged 11.5 points, 9 boards and 4 steals per game during two conference victories to extend the Nittany Lions’ win streak to 11, which sets a new school record … Gallaudet University sophomore guard Stephanie Weiss (Wellington, Fla.) scored a season-high 19 points in a 74-63 win over Wilson College Saturday and had a three-game average of 15.7 points per game during a 2-1 week for the Bison. 

 

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The North Eastern Athletic Conference has thirteen NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Cazenovia College, College of St. Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania State University - Abington, Pennsylvania State University - Berks, Pennsylvania State University -Harrisburg, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Institute of Technology, SUNY Morrisville State College, Wells College, and Wilson College.  Associate members are: Hilbert College (M Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse) and Rutgers University - Camden (M Golf).  The North Eastern Athletic Conference has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sports of baseball, women’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s tennis.