Wolhowe named athlete of the week
Three-point baskets seem to be key for the College of Saint Benedict (CSB) girl’s basketball team’s offense so far this season.
Through 11 games, the Blazers have made 76 long-range shots – nearly double their opponents’ total of 41. CSB is averaging 6.9 three pointers per game, while its opponents are making 3.7.
Freshman Grace Wolhowe, Staples, is playing a big role in the Blazers’ strong three-point game so far in the 2015-16 season. Wolhowe, who leads the team in total threes and three-point percentage, made seven long-range shots in two games and scored in double digits both games to help CSB finish 1-1 recently.
For a pair of big games, Wolhowe has been named CSB’s athlete of the week.
Wolhowe, a five foot eight inch wing, helped the Blazers wrap up 2015 with a win against Minnesota-Morris with 14 points in the 68-52 win Dec. 29 in Morris.She was two for three from long range, five for seven from the field, had two rebounds and a pair of assists.
In the Blazers’ first game of 2016, Wolhowe, was perfect from long range, scoring 12 points on four of four shooting from three-point range. Nine of those points came in the first half to help CSB to a 45-39 halftime lead, though the Blazers would ultimately fall 74-64 to Buena Vista in Claire Lynch.
Wolhowe added four rebounds and three assists to her stats, and finished the week averaging 13 points per game, six total rebounds and five assists.
CSB’s next game was Jan. 6,game against Macalester, Wolhowe leads the league in three-point percentage (.489) and is tied for fifth in the conference with an average two three pointers per game. Her 22 total three pointers is fourth in the MIAC and first among her teammates.
Wolhowe is second on the team in scoring (9.3), fourth in rebounds per game (3.4) and third on the Blazers’ roster with 1.7 assists per game. She has hit double digits in scoring six times with a career-high of 16 points Nov. 22, against St. Mary’s. She has hit four three pointers in a game three times.
CSB will host Concordia at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9. Then it’s on the road for five games before hosting Bethel, Jan. 30, at home.