Shelby Boyle Named HCAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Transylvania women's basketball sophomore guard Shelby Boyle has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week for women's basketball, the conference announced Monday.
Boyle, a sophomore from Morgantown, West Virginia (Morgantown HS), led the Pioneers to a pair of wins last week over Earlham and Manchester with double-doubles in both games.
In last Wednesday's 62-49 win on the road at Earlham, Boyle contributed a double-double of 16 points and 14 rebounds, adding three steals, two blocks, and one assist. Boyle shot 8-for-9 from the free-throw line, a season-high for the guard.
In Saturday's 60-45 victory at Manchester, Boyle scored 15 points and added a game-high 13 rebounds to go with five assists and two steals. Boyle shot 7-for-12 from the floor in 30 minutes of play. Nine of Boyle's 13 rebounds came on the offensive glass.
The performances were Boyle's fourth and fifth double-doubles of the season; the sophomore has registered three double-doubles over her last four games.
The player of the week award is the first of Boyle's career and the first for a Transylvania women's basketball player in the 2017-2018 season.
Boyle and the Pioneers return to play this Wednesday, February 7, 2018 as they host the Mount St. Joseph University Lions at the Clive M. Beck Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
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