On Monday (Jan. 2) afternoon, Ashland University junior forward Andi Daugherty was named Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference South Division Player of the Week for the second time in 2016-17 and the ninth time in her Eagle career.
Daugherty posted 28 points, the second-most of her Eagle career, and a season-high-tying nine rebounds, in No. 1 Ashland's 88-83 win at No. 4 Bellarmine on Friday (Dec. 30) afternoon. She scored nine points as Ashland jumped out to a 17-2 lead, then posted eight points as the Knights attempted a fourth-quarter comeback.
Daugherty was 12-for-17 from the floor (12 field goals a new career high), 1-of-2 from 3-point range and added two assists and two steals. She had the 17th 20-plus-point game of her career, and has 1,156 career points, 15th-most in Ashland history.
In 14 games in 2016-17, Daugherty is averaging 15.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.8 steals per game, while shooting 56.1 percent from the floor and 36.0 percent from 3-point range. She is fifth in the GLIAC in field-goal percentage, and eighth in scoring.
This is the fifth time an Ashland women's basketball player has won GLIAC South Player of the Week this season, as junior forward Laina Snyder did so in Weeks 2 and 3, and freshman guard Jodi Johnson did so in Week 4.
Ashland (14-0, 6-0) will return to GLIAC play on Thursday (Jan. 5) at 5:30 p.m. at home against North Division tri-leader Michigan Tech (8-2, 4-1). It will be Church Night at Kates Gymnasium.