Brodeur and Woods Awarded Philadelphia Big 5 Players of the Week
Men’s Player of the Week
The Philadelphia Big 5 honored AJ Brodeur (Fr., F) of Penn as the Big 5 Men’s Player of the Week. Brodeur scored 35 points in Penn’s 77-74 win at La Salle on Wednesday, which was the Quakers first Big 5 road win in more than 10 years. His 35 points in the game were a Penn freshman record and the most by an Ivy League freshman since 2000. He was 14-of-19 (73.7 percent) from the floor, tying the most field goals by a Penn player in a game since 1990.
Men’s Honor Roll
- Lamarr Kimble (So., G) made the game-winning shot with 15.8 seconds to go in Saint Joseph’s win over La Salle. He finished with 15 points in the game. Kimble also had 14 points earlier in the week against St. Bonaventure.
- Mikal Bridges (RS-So., F) averaged 17.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week for Villanova. Bridges scored 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the floor to help the Wildcats top No. 12 Virginia on Sunday afternoon.
Women’s Player of the Week
- The Philadelphia Big 5 honored Chelsea Woods (Jr., G/F) of Saint Joseph’s as the Big 5 Women’s Player of the Week. Woods helped Saint Joseph’s to a 2-0 week, averaging 18.5 points and 5.0 rebounds while shooting 54.5 percent from the floor. Woods had a game-high 19 points in a win at Rhode Island. She was 6-of-9 from the field and 7-of-8 from the foul line in the game. She followed that up with 18 points, six rebounds, two steals and two assists against St. Bonaventure.
Women’s Honor Roll
- Amy Griffin (Jr., G/F) hit the game-winning jumper for La Salle with .7 seconds left in Saturday’s win over George Mason. She finished the game just short of a double-double with 17 points and nine rebounds. Earlier in the week, Griffin hit a three as time expired to preserve a 68-64 win against Massachusetts, while adding a career-high six steals. She averaged 17.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.0 steals in a 2-0 week for the Explorers.
- Sydney Stipanovich (Sr., C) of Penn recorded her 300th career block in an 89-43 win over Stevens on Sunday. This marked the largest margin of victory in the Mike McLaughlin era. Stipanovich averaged 14.5 points and 10 rebounds per game in a 1-1 week for the Quakers.
- Donnaizha Fountain (Jr., G) averaged 13.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals in a 1-1 week for Temple. Fountain had a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds in a 63-53 win over Penn to help the Owls win their first Big 5 title since 2010-11. Later in the week, Fountain had seven points, five rebounds and two steals in a close loss to No. 23 USF.
- Alex Louin (Jr., G) had a good all-around game for Villanova in the Wildcats’ loss to Georgetown. Louin recorded 11 points, six rebounds, four assists, three blocks and a steal in Villanova’s only game of the week.