LANCASTER, Pa. – For the second time this season, Ursinus College freshman Lydia Konstanzer has been named the Centennial Conference Women's Basketball Co-Player of the Week, league officials announced Monday. She shared the award with Ali Grundy of Washington College.
Konstanzer made the most of the Bears' lone outing, exploding for 26 points and a career-high 15 rebounds in Saturday's 58-44 victory over Johns Hopkins. The rookie finished 10 of 20 from the floor and 6 of 7 at the line, scoring 16 points in the second half to help the Bears (6-6, 4-3) pull away for a critical conference win. She added three assists and three steals to her stat line.
Konstanzer has been on a tear since joining the starting lineup five games ago, accumulating 20.0 points and 9.1 rebounds per game over that stretch. Konstanzer, who leads all CC freshmen in scoring (14.7), is second in the conference in field goals made (71), third in points (176), fourth in free throws made (34) and steals (22), fifth in points per game and offensive rebounds (35), sixth in free-throw percentage (72.3), eighth in total rebounds (89), and 10th in rebounds per game (7.4).
LANCASTER, Pa. – Washington College senior guard Ali Grundy (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) has been named the Centennial Conference Co-Player of the Week for women's basketball for the week ending on January 8th. Grundy, who earned the award for the first time, shares the award with Ursinus' Lydia Konstanzer.
Grundy scored a career-high 25 points on the strength of a personal-best seven three-pointers as the Shorewomen won at Muhlenberg for the first time in program history on Saturday afternoon, 66-60. She tallied 14 of her points in the second half as Washington College overcame a 13-point halftime deficit. Grundy made 7-of-10 triples, grabbed three rebounds and also handed out three assists. Her seventh and final three-point basket gave the Shorewomen the lead for good at 57-54 with 2:08 remaining in the game. The senior helped Washington hold Muhlenberg to just 18 points in the second half on Saturday.
She is the first Shorewoman to win the conference's weekly award since Erin Fitzgerald '14 won the award on November 26, 2012.
Grundy and Konstanzer will be playing against each tomorrow night as the Shorewomen host Ursinus at 8:00 p.m.