Date Posted:02/04/2008, 3:30PM
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin junior women's basketball player Jill Anelauskas has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Week. Anelauskas was outstanding in a pair of key conference victories last weekend as the Polar Bears moved into first place in the conference standings.
The junior forward led the Polar Bears in scoring in victories over Trinity and Amherst, averaging 18.5 points and 9.5 rebounds while hitting 52% of her shots (13-25) and 82% (9-11) from the free-throw line. Friday evening against the Bantams, Anelauskas scored a team-high 14 points in a 13-point win. Saturday against #17 Amherst, she poured in a season-high 23 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds in a 72-61 win.
Anelauskas leads Bowdoin in scoring (13.3) and rebounding (7.7) this season. The Polar Bears will return to action on Tuesday evening when they host a non-conference game against rival Bates at Morrell Gymnasium. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.