December 5, 2017

HVIAC Players of the Week - December 5

Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Hunter Schenkel, New Rochelle

Sophomore • Guard • Roosevelt, N.Y.

Schenkel repeats as Player of the Week averaging 21.3 points over a 2-1 week for New Rochelle. Against Division I St. Francis Brooklyn, the lone blemish on the week, the sophomore netted 17 points on five three-pointers with four rebounds and two rejections. He crossed the 20-point mark in victories over The New School and Culinary.

Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week

Demetrius Sumpter, Kings

Freshman • Guard • Sanford, N.C.

Sumpter earns Rookie of the Week for the second time this season averaging 18.3 points, 12.7 rebounds over a three-game week for King's. He had a 17-point, 16-rebound double-double in a non-league win over Pratt.

Women's Basketball Player of the Week

Dannie Griffin, Albany Pharmacy

Senior • Patterson, N.J.

Griffin erupted for 34 points and 24 rebounds to lift Albany Pharmacy to a 63-59 win over Purchase College. On the two-game week, she averaged 22.0 points and 17.0 rebounds over a 1-1 stretch for the Panthers. 

Women's Basketball Co-Player of the Week

Maia Rivers, Vaughn

Senior • Guard/Forward • Dix Hills, N.Y.

Rivers had a monster game with a career-high 34 points and a season-high 14 rebounds in a non-conference win over Sarah Lawrence.

Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week

Daniella Scanlon, Albany Pharmacy

Freshman • Staten Island, N.Y.

Playing all but one minute of the Panthers games over the weekend, the rookie averaged 7.0 points, 5.0 assists, and 2.0 rebounds. In a 63-59 victory over Purchase, Scanlon handed out eight assists, scoring five points, while pulling down three caroms.

Honor Roll

Anna Eaves, King's • Women's Basketball

The senior recorded an 11-point, 10-rebound double-double in a narrow one-point overtime loss to Five Towns.

Amissa Epperson, Pratt • Women's Basketball

The junior averaged 20.0 points and 12.5 rebounds, recording two double-doubles over a 1-1 week for the Cannoneers. Epperson had 22 points and 13 rebounds in a non-league win over King's.

Thaddeus Hall, Berkeley • Men's Basketball

The sophomore led the Knights to a 2-0 week averaging 16.5 points and 5.0 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field. He hit the game-winning three-pointer with 9.9 seconds left against Florida National.

Elijah Harris, New Rochelle • Men's Basketball

The sophomore scored a game-high 27 points with six rebounds against Division I St. Francis Brooklyn.

Jackson Henri, Davis • Men's Basketball

The sophomore averaged 25.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals over two games for the Falcons. He connected on 10 three-pointers at a 55.6 percent clip. 

Romeo Joseph, Culinary • Men's Basketball

The sophomore had 24 points, 10 rebounds, and two assists in a win over New England Baptist.

Akil Philip, Pratt • Men's Basketball

The sophomore recorded double-doubles in both of Pratt's games, averaging 13.5 points and 16.0 rebounds. 

Ayanna Ratliff, Berkeley • Women's Basketball

Ratliff averaged 21.5 points and 5.0 rebounds over two games for the Knights. She highlighted her week with 25 points and six boards in a losing effort to St. Elizabeth. 

Aaron Ruzinsky, Culinary • Men's Basketball

Ruzinsky averaged 17.0 points, 6.5 assists, and 5.0 rebounds over a 1-1 week for Culinary. In the Steels' 77-72 victory over New England Baptist, the freshman had a 16-point, 11-assist double-double with six rebounds and three steals.