It had only occurred six times in the history of NCAA bowling, so when it happened twice in the same weekend, naturally, some jaws dropped.
“Not one, but two. That’s crazy,” said Sacred Heart’s veteran coach Becky Kregling, who was on hand to witness something special unfold at the 2014 edition of the Kutztown University Invitational in Reading, PA.
Statistically speaking, there is no better rebounder in the history of the Northeast Conference than Artemis Spanou.
Robert Morris’ senior forward set the league’s all-time career rebounding record during a double-digit victory over Fairleigh Dickinson on Jan. 13.
Treating the home crowd at the Sewall Center to another monster double-double performance, Spanou pulled down her 20th, and final, rebound of the night to pass former WNBA Draft pick Jess Zinobile, a member of the NEC Hall of Fame’s Inaugural Class, for first place in league annals.
Spanou, who totaled 14 points and 20 rebounds during the 66-51 win, has 1,296 career rebounds. The Greek-born forward and Zinobile (1,295) are the lone two women in NEC history to reach the 1,200-carom mark.
You knew another one of these nights was inevitable, but you didn’t know exactly when the heat check would arrive.
Well that night was last Thursday and unfortunately for host Sacred Heart, the Pioneers happened to be the opponent when Robert Morris senior guard Karvel Anderson (Elkhart, IN/Elkhart Memorial (Glen Oaks CC)) had one of those “can’t miss” type of games.
How hot was the Choice Hotels/NEC Player of the Week?
The Elkhart, IN native hit shots from every conceivable spot on the floor, making 15 of his 19 attempts, including 6-7 from three-point range for a career-high 36 points in a 79-70 win.
The team from Brooklyn Heights continues to reach new heights.
In the midst of a renaissance under second-year head coach John Thurston, St. Francis Brooklyn achieved the program’s first-ever national Top 25 ranking.
The Terriers (11-2), who have been knocking on the door the past few weeks, finally cracked the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major National Top 25. SFBK found themselves in the No. 25 spot when the first 2014 edition of the poll was released on January 7.
Like 2013, the non-conference women’s basketball schedule is history.
St. Francis Brooklyn (9-2) was the big winner over the season’s first two months, but the Terriers, like everyone else, are still 0-0 in NEC play.