Bell, kanacevic, stipanovich named big 5 players of the week
February 3, 2014
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - A pair of seniors, James Bell of Villanova and Halil Kanacevic of Saint Joseph's, were named the Big 5 Men's Co-Players of the Week while Penn freshman Sydney Stipanovich collected Big 5 Women's Player of the Week accolades.
Bell led the Wildcats to the outright Big 5 championship by scoring 19 points and grabbing four rebounds in a road win at Temple. Earlier in the week, he notched 16 points and four boards in a Big East road win at Georgetown. Villanova finished a perfect 4-0 in Big 5 play.
Kanacevic averaged 13 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 4 assists in a 2-0 week for the Hawks. He netted a team-best 18 points in an upset of #21 UMass while also contributing six rebounds and dishing out five assists. He eclipsed the 1,000 point plateau in a road win at Dayton after scoring eight points and also grabbing a team-high 11 rebounds. He played all 40 minutes in both contests.
Stipanovich had her second consecutive outstanding week, averaging 13 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 5.5 blocks in a pair of big Ivy League wins. She notched 12 points and 12 rebounds in a victory over Dartmouth before helping the Quakers crush first-place Harvard by netting 15 points to go along with nine rebounds and nine blocked shots.
Men’s Honor Roll
Women’s Honor Roll