|Sydney Kopp, DePauw
Photo courtesy of DePauw athletics
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|Booker Coplin, Sr.
|G||Sydney Kopp, Sr.
|Ugnius Zilinskas, Jr.
|G||Abigail Wehby, Jr.
|Jacob Bates, Sr.
|F | G||Sheridan Hopkins, Sr.
St. Thomas (Tex.)
|Alex Preston, Jr.
|F||Miracle Walters, Sr.
|Jordan Rawls, Sr.
|F||Emilee Olsen, Sr.
|Games of Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2019|
Wehby averaged 18 points, eight assists, and four rebounds in two victories, while shooting 64% from the floor. She had a 3.8 assist to turnover ratio and set a career high with 18 points on an 8-for-11 shooting clip in a 74-68 win against Spalding, adding three assists, three boards and a steal. Wehby recorded her first career double-double with 17 points and 12 assists in a 74-61 comeback win against Hanover, adding four rebounds, a steal and a block.
Hopkins averaged 26 points and nine rebounds per game on 56% shooting during the Celts' 2-0 weekend trip to Alpine, Texas. In the Celts' 83-72 win over host Sul Ross State, she scored 24 points, secured 13 rebounds, and handed out five assists. Hopkins followed that performance with 28 points against Howard Payne.
Walters averaged 14 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, two steals, and one block per game in Guilford's 2-0 week, including a 6.0 assist-to-turnover ratio. She led all scorers with 16 points and a career- and game-best 12 rebounds in Guilford's home win over Pfeiffer, making 7-of-13 field goals in the game. Walters had 12 points and a game-high 11 rebounds in the Quakers' ODAC win over Hollins.
Olsen averaged a double-double last week with 22 points and 13 rebounds per game to lead the team. She scored a career-high 27 points in the Panthers' win over Berea College shooting 89% from the floor, and went on to score 26 at UC Santa Cruz while grabbing a season-best 18 rebounds. Olsen, who is now the program's career rebounds leader, also finished the week with eight blocks, seven assists, and two steals.
Coplin had a pair of double-doubles last week, as Augsburg went 1-1 to improve to 3-1 on the season. On Tuesday, he scored 21 points with 11 rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in Augsburg's 79-71 loss at UW-La Crosse. On Saturday, he scored a season-high 38 points with 10 rebounds, as Augsburg rallied from a 11-point second-half deficit to claim a 79-76 home win over UW-River Falls.
Zilinskas scored a career-high 34 points on 12-of-16 shooting as the Lords overcame a 20-point halftime deficit to defeat DePauw University 69-65 on December 1. Zilinskas was also 8-of-10 at the free throw line, grabbed a game-high eight rebounds and hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 14 seconds left.
Bates averaged 28 points, 13 rebounds, two steals, and two assists per game in two Centre road victories, shooting above 61% overall. He averaged 21 points in the second halves of the wins and recorded his third and fourth double-doubles of the season. Bates scored 31 points on 13 of 21 shooting in Centre's narrow 74-72 win against Franklin, adding 12 rebounds, two assists, and two steals. He finished with 22 of his 31 points in the second half.
Preston averaged 31 points and 11 rebounds on 68% shooting, leading the Sagehens to a 2-0 week in the David Wells Classic with wins over Lewis & Clark and Pacific University. He set a school record with 52 points in the win over Pacific.
Rawls continued his hot start to the 2019-20 campaign as he led the Gators to an 84-79 overtime win over Geneva on Tuesday. In the win, he posted 30 points and a career-high 20 rebounds, the most by an Allegheny men's basketball player since at least 1999. Rawls finished 12-of-21 from the floor and 2-of-6 from three-point range, handing out six assists with four blocks and two steals.