By Justin Grones (@JustinGrones)
Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The
Horizon League office has announced that Green Bay women's basketball senior
guard Adrian Ritchie (De Pere, Wis.)
has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week following an incredible
performance from behind the arc in two wins last week. In wins over Loyola and
Milwaukee, Ritchie went 9-12 for a 75 percent mark from downtown.
In Green Bay's 63-37 win over Loyola in the regular
season home finale, she scored 17 points on a 3-6 effort from long range. The
senior stat-stuffer also added six rebounds, two assists and two steals while
playing 31 minutes. The league's second-best free throw shooter, Ritchie sank
all four attempts from the charity stripe in the effort.
On Saturday, Ritchie shot a remarkable 5-6 from
3-point territory-setting a new career high for 3-point field goals made. The
De Pere native finished with 19 points, a team-high seven rebounds, four
assists and four steals.
With the regular season in the books, she finished as
the team's leader in points per game (13.6), rebounds per game (5.0), steals
per game (2.7) and blocks per game (0.6). In addition, she led the Horizon
League in assist-to-turnover ratio with a 2.4 mark, good for the nation's 12th
best in that category. She's connected on a team-best 58 shots from behind the
arc this season, while shooting 36.7
percent from long range and 44.7 percent overall.
One of the best shooters in program history, Ritchie
ranks third in Green Bay women's basketball history with 183 triples for her
career. With 507 career attempts from behind the arc, she needs just five to
have attempted more than any other player in program history. After joining the
1,000-point club on Nov. 30, she needs 87 points to move into the top-10 in the
career scoring column. With 225 career steals, Ritchie stands just four away
from cracking the program's top-10 list.
The award marks the third time a Green Bay player has
been named Horizon League Player of the week after Megan Lukan (Barrie, Ontario) was recognized on Feb. 25 after a
career day against Valparaiso on Feb. 23. Sarah
Eichler (Grafton, Wis.) was also honored on Nov. 26 following her career
day against Richmond in the 2012 Cancun Challenge finale.
Green Bay will open the 2013 Horizon League Tournament
at home on Wednesday against the winner of tonight's matchup between No. 8 seed
Valparaiso and No. 9 seed UIC.
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