Dec. 11 – CLEVELAND, Ohio – After helping lift the Hiram College women's basketball team to a pair of North Coast Athletic Conference victories last week, junior Erica Johnson has been tabbed the NCAC Player of the Week, announced the conference office on Monday afternoon.
Johnson had arguably the best scoring week of her career, as the junior posted double-digit scoring efforts for the first two times in her three-year tenure.
Johnson was an efficient 4-4 from the field, posting 10 points in the Terrier's Wednesday night victory over The College of Wooster. In addition, she added four steals, helping Hiram force 29 Fighting Scot turnovers.
In Saturday's one-sided victory over Allegheny, Johnson led the team in scoring, posting a career-best 15 points. She also added 14 boards to her totals, marking her first-career double-double.
For the week, Johnson averaged 12.5 points and 10 rebounds while shooting just over 76% from the field. Her rebound numbers gave her 95 on the young season, which leads the NCAC. She also leads the conference in total steals (25), averaging a conference-best 2.3 per night.
The Player of the Week award marks the first in Johnson's career. She is also the first Terrier this season to earn the Player of the Week honors.
Johnson and the rest of the Terriers will be back in action on Tuesday, December 12, as they play host to the Tomcats of Thiel College. The matchup is slated for a 7 p.m. start.