Ivy Awards: Week of Nov. 30

By Richard Mezzasalama, The Dartmouth Staff | 12/1/09 1:46pm

The Dartmouth

After an­other week of bas­ket­ball ac­tion, the Ivy League re­leased its weekly hoops awards on Mon­day.

On the men’s side, Player of the Week hon­ors were shared by two play­ers for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive week. The league hon­ored Co­lum­bia sopho­more guard Noruwa Agho (New City, N.Y.), who posted back-to-back 20-plus point games this week. Agho, who is shoot­ing 61.5 per­cent from the field and 73.3 per­cent from three-point range, cur­rently leads the na­tion in three-point field goal per­cent­age.

Agho shared this week’s honor with Cor­nell se­nior Ryan Wittman (Eden Prairie, Minn.). Wittman av­er­aged 17.3 points, 4.3 re­bounds, 1.5 as­sists and 1.3 steals as the Big Red went 3-1 over the week­end at the Leg­ends Clas­sic tour­na­ment – good enough to gain him tour­na­ment most valu­able player. Wittman’s week­end ef­forts also helped him grab a new Ivy League record for ca­reer three-point­ers, at 288.

Rookie of the Week went to Brown fresh­man guard Matt Sul­li­van (Wil­mette, Ill.), who is av­er­ag­ing 10.3 points per game for the Bears. This week, he scored 12 points against Bryant Uni­ver­sity, and then fol­lowed that ef­fort by con­tribut­ing 11 points and dish­ing out a ca­reer-best seven as­sists against Uni­ver­sity of the Sci­ences.

In women’s bas­ket­ball, Player of the Week hon­ors went to Har­vard ju­nior for­ward Emma Markley (York­town Heights, N.Y.). Markley av­er­aged 17.7 points, 5.0 re­bounds and 3.7 blocks per game last week at the Omni Hotel Clas­sic, and was named to the all-tour­na­ment team. In the title game against the Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado, she con­tributed 24 points on 10-of-15 shoot­ing from the field with seven re­bounds, four blocks and a steal.

For the third straight week, Rookie of the Week went to Prince­ton fresh­man guard Niveen Rasheed (Danville, Calif.). Rasheed recorded her first ca­reer dou­ble-dou­ble in the Tigers’ 28-point win over Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia-Irvine, scor­ing 17 points and grab­bing 10 re­bounds. Against UCLA, she led the team with eight re­bounds and also scored 14 points for the Tigers.

Richard Mezzasalama, The Dartmouth Staff