Senior guard Keli Ward (Nottingham, Pa./Oxford) led the 9th ranked Spartans to a pair of important road wins this past week to earn a spot on a d3hoops.com Team of the Week. It the second time this year, Ward earned a slot on the prestigious d3hoops.com Team of the Week. The team recognizes the top five individual performances around the nation for the week.
The Spartans defeated McDaniel 59-57 on Thursday evening before posting a 76-67 CAC victory at Wesley.
In the win over McDaniel, Ward had 15 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double. She was 6-for-9 from the floor including 2-for-3 from downtown. She also handed out seven assists and also had a blocked shot and a steal. Ward set up the game-winning play as she threaded a pass to April Sparkman who hit the game-winner with 1.2 seconds left in the game.
Against Wesley, Ward had 19 second half points to lead the Spartans to their school-record 22nd straight win. Ward finished with a game-high 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting including 5-for-6 from the free throw line. She pulled down 11 rebounds for her 27th career double-double and second for the week.
For the week, Ward averaged 19.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.0 blocks per game. She shot 62.5% (15-for-24) from the floor, 2-for-3 from three, and 6-for-7 from the free throw line.
For the season, Ward is averaging 16.7 points, 8.1 rebounds, 7.2 assists, and 2.7 steals per game. She is shooting 54.2% from the floor, 40.7% from three, and 83.5% from the free throw line.