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Sophomore Hannah Foley (Acton, Mass.) led the Tufts women's basketball team during a busy 4-0 week to begin the new year and has been selected as the New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Week (ending June 6).
Foley averaged 13.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.5 steals per game as the Jumbos earned wins at Connecticut College (69-37), at Clark (65-53), and at home in the opening week of NESCAC play against Williams (61-57) and Middlebury (54-41). She was 6 for 15 (40 percent) shooting three-pointers.
The Jumbos capped the week with two milestones in the Middlebury game. It was the 200th victory of head coach Carla Berube's career, and it marked the program's best-ever start at 13-0.
Scoring double-digits in all four games, Foley led the Jumbos with 18 points at Conn and tied for the team lead with 14 at Clark and 13 against Williams. She shot 48.7 percent over (19/39) and was 11 for 12 from the line (91.7 percent).
Foley was 6 for 9 from the floor and made both of her three-point attempts at Connecticut College, while adding three steals defensively. She had three more steals while shooting 6 for 10 (2 for 4 on threes) at Clark. During the conference weekend, she had 13 points and five rebounds against Williams and 10 points with three steals in the Middlebury game.
Foley is among the NESCAC top 10 in a few categories. Her 12.2 points per game overall led the squad and are seventh in the league. She is the sixth most effective three-point shooter with a .406 percentage (26/64). She's also fifth in the league with a total of 25 steals.
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