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Monday, February 2, 2009


MEDFORD -- 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 rebounds.

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 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 ninth.