|Ahmoni Jones, Wabash
Wabash athletics photo
The Team of the Week presented by Scoutware is D3hoops.com’s weekly honor roll, in its 25th season of recognizing the top performance at each of the five positions from the previous week.
|Jordan Matthew, Sr.
|G|| Christina Antonakakis, Sr.
|Jamal Cannady Jr., Fr.
|G|| Katie Villarini, Sr.
|Dimetri Chambers, Sr.
|G|| Meg Dixon, Sr.
|Nathan Hendler, Sr.
|F|| Jasmine Choi, So.
|Ahmoni Jones, Sr.
|F|| Megan Roberts, Sr.
|Games of Jan. 24-30, 2022
Previous seasons | All-time honorees
Antonakakis broke four MIT records and averaged 29 points while shooting 54% from the floor and 46% from three-point range. She kicked the week off by scoring 44 points in a 76-72 win over previously undefeated No. 23 Springfield. Antonakakis set the program record for points in a game, the MIT basketball (men’s and women’s) record for points in a game, the facility record for points in a game, and the program record for 3-pointers in a game (nine). Two days later, she posted 13 points in a 69-37 win over Wellesley.
Villarini tallied a career-high 36 points, shooting 13-of-17 from the field and 5-of-9 from 3-point range in Buffalo State’s victory at Fredonia on Friday. She added 10 rebounds, five assists, and three steals.
Dixon averaged 24 points and 14 rebounds per game and broke a 41-year-old program record to lead Mass-Boston to a 2-0 week in conference play. She shot 54% from the field, hit all 13 of her free throws, and chipped in six assists, five steals, and two blocks. On Monday night, Dixon set the program record for points in a single game with 35, which earned her a congratulatory billboard in her hometown.
Choi averaged 22 points and 11 rebounds while shooting 62% from the field. She had a career-best 24 points in Wednesday’s game against St. Benedict, going 10-of-17 from the field and corralling a team-high eight rebounds as she surpassed the 20-point plateau for the second consecutive game. Choi followed that up with a 19-point, 14-rebound effort in the Knights ’59-49 win over MIAC leader Augsburg, snapping the Auggies’ 13-game win streak.
Roberts averaged 22 points and 14 rebounds per game, shooting 55% from the field and 43% from beyond the arc to lead UNW to two conference wins. She tied her single-game career-high with 26 points in a 70-56 win over Crown, adding 13 boards for her first double-double of the week. Roberts then led Northwestern to a 71-50 win over North Central (Minn.) To hand the 15-2 Rams just their third loss of the season. Against NCU, Megan had another double-double with 17 points and 15 rebounds.
Matthews helped CUC to a massive overtime victory at then-No. 2 Illinois Wesleyan. He averaged 19 points over two games, with just one turnover, shooting 52% from the floor and 54% from three.
Jamal Cannady Jr.
Cannady was the first player in program history to log consecutive 30 point games. The freshman averaged 33 points, four rebounds, and five assists on the week, shooting a massive 60% from the field, 83% from three, and 85% from the free throw line. He was named player of the week by the CSAC for his performances.
Chambers also posted back-to-back 30-point games this week in leading Oglethorpe to two wins. He eclipsed the 2,000 career point mark during the second game. Chambers averaged 34 points, four rebounds, two assists, and four steals on the week, shooting 43% from the field.
Hendler averaged 23 points per game while shooting 80% from the field and 77% from three-point range in two games for the Oles last week. The senior was 8-for-11 from the field, 5-for-7 from behind the arc, and 4-for-5 at the free-throw line to score a career-high 25 points in a 96-90 overtime loss at Gustavus, before going 8-for-9 from the field and 5-for-6 from long range in an 85-50 win at Hamline.
Jones averaged 21 points and nine rebounds in three NCAC victories over the past week. He scored 19 points with seven boards in the Little Giants’ 87-69 win at Wittenberg. Jones finished with 26 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds in an 86-63 win over Denison, then scored a career-best 28 points in Sunday’s 94-80 win over Wooster while shooting 10-of-15 from the field and 7 -of-9 from the free throw line. He also recorded five rebounds. Jones shot 63% from the field and 13-of-16 from the free throw line (81%) on the week.