NEW YORK, NY – Redshirt-junior guard Candice Leatherwood has been named Honorable Mention for the week by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association in women's division I as announced by the committee Tuesday morning.
The designations, for games played Feb. 5-11, are unique in that they encompass players from 74 Met area schools across Divisions I, II and III.
The floor general was intrinsic to SHU's offense averaging 22.5 points, 3.5 helpers and 4.5 boards as the squad split outcomes last calendar week.
In a setback to Bryant, Leatherwood documented a new career-best 26 points knocking down 60-percent of her tries (9-of-15). The point guard also hauled five boards, dished a pair of dimes and picked up one steal in a team-leading 35 minutes of action. She was also 50-percent from downtown (2-of-4) and 75-percent from the stripe (6-of-8).
As SHU buried Wagner, the Detroit, Michigan product fired off 19 points in a team-leading 34 minutes of play. Leatherwood distributed a game-high four helpers, interrupted two Seahawks' possessions and raised for a block. She shot 57.1-percent from the floor, logging the most field goal makes of any Pioneer (4-of-7) and was two short of perfect at the free-throw line (9-of-11).
The Pioneers have the league's top two teams on their horizon. SHU stops at Saint Francis U on Saturday, February 17 before playing Robert Morris two days later in Western Pennsylvania.