ATLANTA - The SAA announced the women's basketball Player of the Week for games played February 6 - 12 and, for the fourth time this season, Sara Dyslin of Hendrix captured the award after posting huge numbers and leading the Warriors to a perfect weekend.
SAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week - Sara Dyslin of Hendrix
Junior center Sara Dyslin (pictured at right) averaged 14.5 points, 11 rebounds, 4.5 blocks and 2.0 steals per game as the Warriors won two conference games. In Friday's 67-52 win over Sewanee, Dyslin had 21 points, nine rebounds, four blocks and a pair of steals. She recorded eight points, 13 rebounds, two assists, five blocks and two steals in Sunday's 50-40 victory over Centre. For the week, Dyslin shot 68.8 percent (11-for-16) from the field.
Other notable performances from around the league:
Scoring 38 points on the week, Alex Weems led the Berry College women's basketball team to a 1-1 end to their regular season play. On Friday, Weems scored 20 points in Berry's 79-82 overtime loss against Millsaps. Weems was 5-for-6 in the contest, as well as a perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line. She also grabbed two rebounds and added two blocks in the loss for Berry. In the Vikings' Sunday afternoon 59-58 overtime victory over Birmingham-Southern College, Weems posted her seventh double-double of the season, scoring 18 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. She shot 4-for-13 on the day, as well as 10-for-11 from the free throw line. She also passed two assists and added one steal in the contest. Weems scored five of Berry's six overtime points, sealing the Viking victory. On the week, Weems shot 47.4-percent from the field, as well as 95.2-percent from the free throw line. She averaged six rebounds per game, while posting two blocks and one steal en route to her seventh double-double of the year. Weems currently ranks fourth in the conference in points per game, averaging 13.8. Behind Weems, the Vikings are now 10-14 overall, as well as 4-9, rounding out regular season play.
Emilee Olsen of BSC led with a team-high 27 points this week, averaging a double-double of 13.5 points and 10 rebounds against SAA opponents. She shot an impressive 65 percent from the floor and blocked a team-best seven shots.
Oglethorpe sophomore forward Lauren Ransom continued her dominating form in the post for the Stormy Petrels, helping her team to an 84-60 win over first-place Millsaps on Sunday in the process. In that game, she scored 20 points on 7-of-10 from the field and 6-of-7 from the free throw line, grabbing 9 rebounds and recording 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. For the weekend, she averaged 13.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game, shooting 53 percent from the field while adding 7.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. She's currently third in the SAA with 1.7 blocks per game, fourth in steals with 1.8 per game, and fifth in scoring with 12.7 points per game.
Allie Young had a huge weekend for Rhodes, leading them with 15.5 points per game to go with 9.5 rebounds per game, and 3.0 steals per game while shooting 57% from the field. Young scored 14 points to go with five steals in the blowout win over Centre and followed that up with an unbelievable 17 point, 15 rebound game in a tough double overtime loss to Sewanee.
The SAA sports information directors contributed to this report