INDIANAPOLIS -- Cleveland State guard Adesuwa Aideyman (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) has been named the Horizon League Women’s Basketball Player of the Week and Detroit guard Minisha Frederick-Childress (North Mankato, Minn.) has been named Freshman of the Week.
Aideyman earned her first Player of the Week honor of her career after scoring a career-high 23 points to lead Cleveland State to a 100-93 win over Wright State on Saturday. The sophomore guard was 7-of-10 from the field in the contest, including 5-of-6 from three-point range. She recorded three of her five three-pointers in the final 5:39 of the game as the Vikings held off the Raiders.
Aideyman only scored in double-figures in two of the Vikings first 19 games, but has now scored in double-digits in three consecutive games and is averaging 19.0 points per game in the last three contests. She has upped her season scoring average from 6.1 to 8.0 in that time span.
Cleveland State (11-11, 6-3) has won three consecutive games and currently is in a three-way tie with Wright State and Youngstown State for second-place in the conference standings, one-game back of Green Bay. The Vikings host two home games this week, facing Valparaiso on Thursday and Detroit on Saturday.
Frederick-Childress won Freshman of the Week accolades after nearly recording a double-double in Detroit’s win over Milwaukee on Saturday. The freshman guard scored 10 points and grabbed a career-high nine rebounds. She added four assists against just one turnover in 33 minutes of action.
The Titans are on the road this week, playing at Oakland on Thursday and at Cleveland State on Saturday.
Top Performers for the Week:
Ruvanna Campbell, UIC (So., F) - Campbell scored 23 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in UIC’s win over Oakland on Tuesday. She added 22 points and 13 rebounds in UIC’s game versus Green Bay on Saturday. She has now had five consecutive double-double performances this season.
Ivory James, Wright State (Sr., G) - James scored 21 points on 8-of-16 shooting in WSU’s win over Youngstown State on Wednesday. On Saturday, she recorded a double-double, scoring 32 points on 11-of-16 shooting and pulling down 11 rebounds at Cleveland State.
Lexi Miller, Valparaiso (So., G) - Miller led the Crusaders in scoring with 13 points off the bench. She was 5-of-6 from the field, including 2-of-2 from three-point range.
Breannah Ranger, Green Bay (Sr., F) - Ranger scored a team-high 16 points in GB’s win over Valparaiso last Monday. She shot 7-of-13 from the field in the contest. She scored 13 points in the Phoenix win over UIC on Saturday.
Angela Rodriguez, Milwaukee (Sr., G) - Rodriguez averaged 18.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game for the Panthers last week. She made all five of her free throw attempts last week and has now made 44 free throws in a row.
Heidi Schlegel, Youngstown State (Jr., F) - Schlegel had two double-doubles for the Penguins last week. She had 16 points and 11 rebounds in YSU’s game at Wright State on Wednesday. She posted game-highs of 28 points and 13 rebounds on Saturday at Oakland.
Senee Shearer, Detroit (Sr., G) - Shearer scored a game-high 21 points, her 15th 20-plus performance of the season, in UDM’s 8-68 win over Milwaukee on Saturday. She nailed three three-pointers in the contest and helped seal the win by hitting 10-of-12 free throws.
Bethany Watterworth, Oakland (Sr., F) - Watterworth averaged 19.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game last week for Oakland as they won two of their three games. She scored 22 points in Oakland’s win over Milwaukee. She was 22-of-27 (81.5%) from the foul line.
Top Freshman for the Week:
Nola Anderson, Oakland (Fr., G) - Anderson scored 10 points in Oakland’s win over Milwaukee on Thursday. It was her third double-digit scoring performance of the season.
Mehryn Kraker, Milwaukee (Fr., F) - Kraker tied her career-bests with three assists and two blocks in GB’s win over Valparaiso. She scored 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field in GB’s win at UIC on Saturday. In the two games, she shot a combined 10-of-15 from the field.
Khayla Livingston, Cleveland State (Fr., G) - Livingston scored nine points on 4-of-6 shooting in just 14 minutes of action Saturday versus Wright State.
Kelsea Newman, Youngstown State (Fr., G) - Newman was 5-of-8 from three-point range and also grabbed five rebounds on Wednesday at Wright State. She connected on two three-pointers at Oakland on Saturday.
Women’s Basketball Player of the Week:
Nov. 11: Kim Demmings, Wright State
Nov. 18: Ivory James, Wright State
Nov. 25: Rachel Story, UIC
Dec. 2: Kim Demmings, Wright State
Dec. 9: Sharon Karungi, Valparaiso
Dec. 16: Tay’ler Mingo, Wright State
Dec. 23: Rachel Story, UIC
Dec. 30: Cori Coleman, Cleveland State
Jan. 6: Ruvanna Campbell, UIC
Jan. 13: Imani Gordon, Cleveland State
Jan. 20: Liz Hornberger, Youngstown State
Jan. 27: Kaili Lukan, Green Bay
Feb. 3: Cori Coleman, Cleveland State & Avyanna Young, Milwaukee
Feb. 10: Adesuwa Aideyman, Cleveland State
Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Week:
Nov. 11: Mehryn Kraker, Green Bay
Nov. 18: Tesha Buck, Green Bay
Nov. 25: Tesha Buck, Green Bay
Dec. 2: Megan Galloway, Detroit
Dec. 9: Khayla Livingston, Cleveland State
Dec. 16: Tesha Buck, Green Bay
Dec. 23: Jenna Hirsch, Youngstown State
Dec. 30: Kelsea Newman, Youngstown State
Jan. 6: Bre’Zall Warren, Milwaukee
Jan. 13: Sydney Snower, Milwaukee
Jan. 20: Jenna Hirsch, Youngstown State
Jan. 27: Nola Anderson, Oakland
Feb. 3: Mehryn Kraker, Green Bay
Feb. 10: Minisha Frederick-Childress, Detroit