Feb. 14, 2011
Edison, N.J. - Junior Miriam McKenzie of the Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced today.
McKenzie led the Greyhounds with her seventh double-double of the season on Saturday in an overtime win against Siena. She had a career-high 23 points and 12 rebounds and recorded 18 points and seven rebounds in the second half alone.In just 33 minutes of play, McKenzie shot 54-percent from the field and went 10-of-13 from the free-throw line. She also contributed four assists, a block, and a steal in the win.
In the second half, McKenzie had the first points for the Greyhounds off of two free throws. With 7:11 left in the game, the Saints started to come back but a McKenzie three-pointer gave the Greyhounds a four-point lead. With 24 seconds left in the game, McKenzie had a pair of free-throw to give the Greyhounds a three-point lead.
So far this season, McKenzie has 336 points, an average of 14.0 a game and 178 rebounds, an average of 7.4 a game.
This award is the second for McKenzie this season and the fifth this season for a Loyola player. The Greyhounds complete a two-game homestand tonight against Niagara before going on the road to face Fairfield on Saturday.