Iona's Jordan Washington & Rider's Stevie Jordan Take Home LifeStorage MAAC Weekly Awards

Player of the Week

Jordan Washington, Iona

Sr., 6-8, F, Jamaica, NY/ Pathways/Indian Hills (IA)

Senior forward Jordan Washington led the Gaels in scoring and rebounding this past week during a 1-1 week for the Maroon & Gold that included a MAAC win against Marist on Saturday. Washington averaged 21.5 points while shooting 63.0 percent from the field in addition to 8.0 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals per-game in 22.0 minutes per-contest. The Jamaica native tallied 17 points and eight rebounds at Delaware to close out the non-conference schedule before totaling 26 points in 21 minutes on 10-of-14 shooting (71.4 percent) and six free throws. He also hauled in eight rebounds, three of which came on the offensive glass.

Rookie of the Week

Stevie Jordan, Rider

Fr., 5-10, G, Bensalem, PA/Conwell-Egan/API

Jordan averaged 18.0 points, 5.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game in the Broncs’ 1-1 week against North Carolina State and Monmouth. Against the Wolfpack, Jordan scored a team-high 14 points and dished out five assists in a tough match-up against projected top five 2017 NBA Draft pick Dennis Smith, Jr. Jordan then had 22 points, six assists, five rebounds and a steal in the Broncs 93-90 overtime win at league-leading Monmouth. He made 7-of-11 shots, including 3-of-4 from long range and 5-of-8 from the free throw line. His three pointer with 23.1 seconds left in regulation gave Rider a four-point lead. He then dished out a pair of assists in overtime. For the year, Jordan is averaging 11.5 points and a league-leading 5.8 assists per game.

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Rider's Robin Perkins & Saint Peter's Zoe Pero Named LifeStorage MAAC Women's Basketball Weekly Award Winners

Player of the Week

Robin Perkins, Rider

Sr., G, Willingboro, NJ/Trenton Catholic

Senior guard Robin Perkins scored a career-high 33 points, including the 1,000th of her collegiate career, against league leading Quinnipiac on Friday. Perkins made 12-of-17 field-goal attempts, including 5-of-8 from long range, while also grabbing five rebounds, dishing out two assists, and swiping two steals in 32 minutes. For the year, Perkins is now averaging 16.9 points per game, good for third in the MAAC. Her 80.6 percent shooting from the free-throw line ranks second, while her 37.3 percent from long range ranks 10th.

Rookie of the Week

Zoe Pero, Saint Peter’s

Fr., F, Secacus, NJ/St. John Vianney

Freshman forward Zoe Pero helped lead Saint Peter’s to a 78-66 conference win over Niagara on Friday. The victory was the second straight MAAC win and the Peacocks improved to 2-1 in the conference, their best start under head coach Pat Coyle. Pero posted her career-best of 18 points and eight rebounds off the bench for the Peacocks. She shot 10-of-11 (90.9%) from the free-throw line and went 4-of-7 (57.1%) from the field. Pero also led the team with three blocks and added three assists (both career-highs) for Saint Peter’s.

Iona's Marina Lizarazu & Rider's Robin Perkins Scored Their 1,000th Career Point

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Brooks, Grimme Earn Student-Athlete of the Week Awards

Kentrall Brooks, Marist

Men’s Basketball|Senior|Center|6’8”|Bronx, NY/St. Anthony (N.J.)

Kentrall Brooks has been a leader on and off the floor for the Marist men's basketball team throughout his career. One of two captains on this year's team, Brooks has had some of his finest moments as a senior. On Dec. 2, 2016, his career-high 17 points and first career double-double (10 rebounds) propelled Marist over Niagara in its MAAC opener. A Criminal Justice major, Brooks is a MAAC Academic Honor Roll and MAAC All-Academic Team honoree who was named to the NABC Honors Court last season, and was Marist's nominee to the Allstate NABC Good Works Team this year.

Kayla Grimme, Manhattan

Women’s Basketball|Junior|Center|6’2”|Altoona, PA/Altoona Area

Grimme averaged 13.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in Manhattan’s home games against New Hampshire and Siena. Against New Hampshire on Wednesday night, she recorded a team-high 12 points while also pulling down eight rebounds. Grimme went 5-for-8 from the field against the Wildcats and also tallied two steals. She then posted her second double-double of the season in the 68-66 win over Siena on Friday night. Grimme registered 14 points and 10 boards in the game, and she helped ice the victory by going 4-for-4 at the free throw line.

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