POULTNEY, Vt. - The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) released its weekly women's basketball awards Monday and named Green Mountain College freshman Riley Lane (Arlington, Vt.) as this week's Rookie of the Week for her performance in the team's 77-64 victory over Johnson State College.
Lane continued her recent hot streak from beyond arc, hitting on 6-of-15 attempts from deep for 18 points. The freshman guard also added seven rebounds in the win, six of which came on the defensive end.
Three of the guard's triples came at a critical juncture as the Badgers had narrowed the Eagles' lead to just two points in the third quarter. Within a span of three and a half minutes that followed, Lane almost single-handedly pushed the Eagles' lead back to double digits with three makes from deep.
Lane's recognition as NAC Rookie of the Week marks the first time an Eagles' player has received the honor since Allison Wilcox earned the award in the 2012-13 season.