Team of the Week

Scoutware The Team of the Week presented by Scoutware is's weekly honor roll, in its 15th season of recognizing the top performance at each of the five positions from the previous week.

Men Pos. Women
Austin Claunch, Sr.
G Hannah Hunter, Sr.
D.J. Strayhorn, Jr.
G Akemii Arzouman, Jr.
Derek Bailey, Sr.
F Erika Schultz, Sr.
Ryan Sharry, Sr.
F Emily Peel, Jr.
Carnegie Mellon
Paul Porter, So.
C Ellen Plendl, Sr.
UW-Eau Claire


Hannah Hunter
Hunter averaged team highs in points (20.0) and assists (6.5), while also pulling down eight rebounds per victory for the 2-0 Yellow Jackets. She led Waynesburg to one of its biggest wins in recent history by pouring in 18 points, ripping down nine rebound and dishing out seven assists in a 59-53 win at St. Vincent. Hunter added 22 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals in a 92-76 win over Bethany.

Akemi Arzouman
Arzouman came into the week averaging 11.1 points, but averaged 24.0 ppg to go along with 6.7 rebounds. Arzouman opened the New Year by matching her career high with a 25-point effort against Macalester, shooting 11-of-16 with seven rebounds. Just two nights later she bettered both, tallying a career-best 28 points and a season high-tying nine boards at Hamline. Her week concluded with a 19-point, four-rebound showing at Concordia-Moorhead on Saturday as she was 7-of-11 (63.6 percent) from the field, while the rest of the team was only 9-of-37, 24.3 percent.

Erika Schultz
Schultz averaged 26 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocked shows for the Boxers, including 29 points against No. 3 George Fox. She helped the team cut a 17-point second-half deficit down to six by scoring 15 consecutive points and accounting for 21 consecutive points with two assists and an additional field goal during second-half run.

Emily Peel
Peel led the Tartans to a 1-1 week while recording back-to-back doubles to give her five for the season. She scored 19 points on 9-for-12 shooting with 12 rebounds and four blocks in a win against Allegheny. She followed it up with 16 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks in a loss at Case Western Reserve. In the two contests, Peel averaged 17.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks while shooting 67.7% (14-21) from the floor.

Ellen Plendl
Plendl averaged 16 points, 10 rebounds and 5.5 blocked shots for the Blugolds. She finished with a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in a win against UW-Stout. In a four-point loss at UW-Stevens Point, Plendl recorded her eighth double-double of the season as she scored 18 points while coming away with 10 rebounds. For the week she was 12-for-16 from the floor and 8-for-10 from the free throw line.


Austin Claunch
Claunch averaged 25.0 points, 6.5 assists and 2.0 steals as the Eagles raised their overall record to 12-0. He shot 50 percent (17-of-34) from the floor, including 42.9 percent (6-of-14) from three-point range, and knocked down 90.0 percent (10-of-11) of his free throw opportunities. Claunch guided Emory to a dramatic 83-81 victory over Rochester, playing all 40 minutes with a career-high tying 27 points while doling out a game-high tying eight assists. He came through with a number of key plays, especially over a 3:15 stretch in the second half where he scored 11 straight Emory points, hitting all four of his field goal attempts in that span, that helped erase a four-point deficit and give the Eagles a 70-67 edge with 5:12 left.

D.J. Strayhorn
Strayhorn helped the Greyhounds to a 3-1 record last week, putting up 18 points in a win over Catholic, then followed it up with a 24-point effort as Moravian defeated Goucher. On the week, he averaged 20.8 points, 4.8 assists and three steals per game while shooting 41 percent from the field, 44 percent from three-point range and 92 percent at the foul line.

Derek Bailey
Bailey scored a career-high 28 points to lead Wabash to a 77-70 victory on Friday night at Hiram. Fewer than 24 hours later he topped the mark with a 32-point effort in the Little Giants' 61-47 win at Allegheny to keep Wabash at the top of the North Coast Athletic Conference standings. Bailey hit eight three-point shots against Allegheny while shooting 12-of-22 from the field overall.

Ryan Sharry
Sharry averaged 29.0 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.7 blocks per game in a 3-0 week for the unbeaten Panthers. He made 35-of-45 from the floor (.778) and 14-of-17 from the line (.824). During a 123-111 victory at RPI, Sharry poured in a career-high 41 points on 19-of-23 shooting (second-most made shots in program history in a single game) to go along with nine boards. He had a double-double (24-10) in a 79-57 win against Bates.

Paul Porter
Porter averaged 17 points and 16 rebounds. His 23 points and 18 rebounds against Shenandoah were career-highs. He shot 13-for-23 from the floor and 8-for-11 from the line.