Trish Watson, of Bensalem, was chosen as the NEAC Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week after putting together a stellar performance for Penn State Abington.
Watson, a senior for the Penn State Abington Nittany Lions, became the program’s all-time scoring leader this past weekend while also guiding her team to a pair of conference victories with two-game averages of 20.5 points, 8 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2 steals.
Watson claimed Abington’s all-time scoring mark seven minutes into the second half of the Nittany Lions’ victory over SUNY Cobleskill Saturday, scoring on a fast-break layup to give her 1,159 career points and the prestigious record.
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She finished the contest with a game-high 28 points while also flirting with a triple-double after recording a career-best 11 assists and a grabbing eight rebounds. The victory also marked Abington’s first win against Cobleskill since both teams joined the NEAC in 2008.
Watson went on to add 13 points, eight rebounds and two steals in a 51-41 victory over Morrisville State College Sunday, helping the Nittany Lions get off to their best-ever start in conference play at 3-0.
Information courtesy of Jeff Dobbin, Sports Information Director, Penn State Abington