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2019-20 Women's Basketball Players of the Week

January 13, 2020

Rylee Stafford, Fontbonne University

Stafford receives her 2nd weekly award this season after averaging 22.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in two games for the Griffins last week. She recorded 20 points, hitting on four three-pointers, against Spalding in a mid-week contest. She added 1 steal and 1 assist in that game. On Saturday she returned home to lead the Griffins to a 73-62 win over Eureka, finishing with 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting including three three-pointers. Stafford also recorded 7 rebounds and 3 steals in the game. 

January 6, 2020    
  Falls opens the new year with her 3rd SLIAC Womens' Basketball Player of the Week award this season. The sophomore guard recorded her seventh double-double of the season with 20 points and 10 rebounds while helping Eureka to a 93-58 win over MacMurray. Falls finished 7-of-9 from the field and knocked down 6-of-7 free-throw attempts. Four of her rebounds came on the offensive end and she added three assists in the game as well. 
December 23, 2019

Abby Stotler, MacMurray College

Stotler, a freshman forward, helped MacMurray to a 70-63 win over Marian over the weekend to earn Player of the Week honors. The forward tallied 14 points and 12 rebounds while also starring on defense with four steals. She also dished out two assists. Stotler knocked down three field goals but was 8-of-12 from the free-throw line. She also grabbed five offensive rebounds. 

December 16, 2019

Abbie Reece, Westminster College

Reece, a sophomore from Cape Girardeau, Mo., is the SLIAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week after a double-double effort in a conference win over Eureka. The forward scored 29 points with 12 rebounds in the road win, going 12-of-20 from the field. Reece also added 5 assists, 1 steal, and 1 blocked shot in the game. She is currently averaging 11.9 points and 5.3 rebounds per game this season.

December 9, 2019

Rylee Stafford, Fontbonne University

Stafford, a junior from Jackson, Mo., led the Griffins to a pair of conference wins last week in picking up SLIAC Player of the Week honors. The guard averaged 22.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 4.0 steals in the two games; shooting 52-percent from the field and 40-percent from three-point range. She put up 24 points while recording 5 steals in a win over MacMurray and followed with 21 points, connecting on 5 three's, with 7 rebounds and 3 steals against Blackburn. On the week she was 16-of-31 from the field with 8 three-pointers.

December 2, 2019

Olivia Falls, Eureka College

Falls picks up her second straight weekly award after putting up 21 points and 10 rebounds against Knox. Falls, a sophomore from Bloomington, Ill., went 7-of-11 from the field and added 3 assists. She had 5 offensive rebounds to go with her 5 defensive rebounds. Falls is currently averaging 16.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game this season.

November 25, 2019

Olivia Falls, Eureka College

Falls, a sophomore forward from Bloomington, Ill., averaged 15.0 points and 10.0 rebounds in two games for Eureka last week. She recorded a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds in a win over St. Mary of the Woods. Falls finished 7-of-11 from the field in the game and added one assist and one steal. She followed that game with 12 points and 7 rebounds against Millikin. On the week Falls shot 58-percent from the field and 6 of her 20 rebounds came on the offensive end.  

November 18, 2019  

Nikki Matters, Principia College

In her season opener, Nikki Matters set a Principia program record for most points in a game with a 44 point outing against Rockford. Matters, a senior guard from Mt. Prospect, Ill., put up 44 points, topping the previous mark of 39, in a narrow double-overtime loss to Rockford. Matters went 10-of-25 from the floor, knocking down four three's and hitting on 20-of-23 free-throws. She also added 6 rebounds and 6 assists in the game. 

November 11, 2019  

Lexie Black, Blackburn College

Black is the first weekly award winner for the 2019-20 season after helping Blackburn College to their first 2-0 start to the season since 1996-97. Black, a sophomore from Belleview, Mo., averaged 17.5 points in the two wins, shooting 47-percent from the field. She scored 15 points in the Beavers season-opening win over Alverno, going 9-of-11 from the free-throw line. She also added three rebounds and two assists in the win. The next day she scored 20 points, on 6-of-11 shooting, chipping in four rebounds. On the week she averaged 17.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists.