February 9, 2009

Sparkman Named CAC Co-Player of the Week

York sophomore guard April Sparkman (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) and Salisbury junior forward Kylie Hall and  were named the CAC Women’s Basketball Co-Players of the Week after both recorded career-best performances in leading their respective teams to a pair of conference victories.

Sparkman started the week by knocking down 16 points, including the game-winning three-point shot from the corner with 4.5 seconds left in the game, as the 12th-ranked Spartans defended home court against the defending CAC champion Mary Washington Eagles.  Saturday at St. Mary’s, Sparkman exploded for a career-high 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds, extending YCP’s win streak to a team-record 20 games.

For the season, Sparkman is averaging 15.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game. She is shooting 51.6% from the floor, a conference-leading 43.8% from three and 83.7% from the free throw line. She ranks third in the CAC in scoring, fourth in field goal percentage, 13th in assists, and 17th in rebounding.