Navy Duo Earns League Weekly Hoops Honors
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. –– Navy women’s basketball players Taylor Dunham (Sr., Fort Belvoir, Va.) and Sophie Gatzounas (Fr., South Hadley, Mass.) earned weekly awards from the Patriot League on Monday. Dunham was selected as this week’s player of the week in the league and Gatzounas garnered the rookie-of the-week (open only to freshmen) accolade.
Dunham averaged 25.5 points, 6.0 three-point field goals made, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists a game for the week. She opened the week by totaled 17 points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals in Navy’s 76-56 victory at Richmond. Dunham went on to score 34 points and grab five rebounds in Navy’s 94-87 overtime loss at New Mexico.
She drained nine three-point field goals in the latter game against the Lobos. That production tied the 1991-92 school record of Angela Dobbs and tied her for the Patriot League record (accomplished three previous times, with Dobbs being the first) for the most triples made in a single game.
Additionally, the 34 points was not only a career high for Dunham (previous best effort was 28) it also tied her for sixth place in Navy history for the most points scored in a single game.
Gatzounas very nearly recorded a double-double in both of Navy’s games last week. She averaged 13.0 points and 10.5 rebounds a game against the Spiders and the Lobos. Gatzounas posted 10 rebounds and nine points against Richmond, then tallied 17 points and 11 rebounds against New Mexico.
This is the first time both Dunham and Gatzounas have earned their respective awards from the Patriot League.
Navy, 9-1 this year, will next be in action Dec. 20 when the Mids play at LIU Brooklyn.