Teams: Women's Basketball: Press
Monday, February 2, 2009
SENIOR CO-CAPTAIN KIM MOYNIHAN SHARES
NESCAC AWARD AFTER 20 PPG WEEK
After taking over the game against Wesleyan University on Friday
night, and then making her usual solid contribution to another
league victory against Connecticut College on Saturday afternoon,
senior co-captain Kim Moynihan (West Hartford, CT) has been
selected as NESCAC Women's Basketball's Co-Player of the Week today.
With Tufts trailing Wesleyan by as many as nine points in the
first half, and the visiting Cardinals leading 30-27 at halftime,
the Jumbos largely jumped on Moynihan's back on their way to a 75-63
win. Tufts started its comeback by scoring the last seven points of
the first half, including five by Moynihan (10 first-half points).
The hosts then scored the first nine points of the second half, all
by Moynihan, to a take a 36-30 lead on her lay-up at the 17:11 mark.
She would score 16 points in the second half and a career-high 26
total points in the game. She scored on 10 of 18 field goals,
including a three for five performance from three-point territory.
She also added seven rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes.
On Saturday, Tufts' 85-67 win over Connecticut College put the
team in sole possession of first place with a 5-1 conference record.
Moynihan scored nine points in the first half as the Jumbos charged
to a 17-point lead (45-28). She finished with 14 points and five
For the week, Moynihan averaged 20 points per game on .519
shooting (14/27). She canned five three-pointers in nine attempts
(55.5 percent) and was seven for eight from the line (87.5 percent).
She also averaged six rebounds and two assists per game.
This is the first NESCAC Player of the Week award for the Jumbos
this season. They are currently 15-2 overall and ranked #16 in the
D3hoops.com national poll. Moynihan shares the NESCAC award with
Amherst College's Sarah Leyman this week.
For the season, Moynihan is averaging 10.9 points per game to
rank 16th in the conference. Her .382 three-point percentage (26/68)
is seventh in NESCAC and her .791 free throw percentage (34/43) is