Junior forward Moriah Monaco attempts to pass the ball at the game against Northern Illinois University on Jan. 28 in Worthen Arena. The cardinals lost 101-96. Breanna Daugherty // DN
Ball State women's basketball's Moriah Monaco named MAC West Player of the Week
Ball State women's basketball forward Moriah Monaco was named Mid-American Conference West Player of the Week, the MAC announced Jan. 31.
The junior recorded a career-high 35 points in an 89-75 win against Buffalo Jan. 25 and 23 points in a 101-96 loss to Northern Illinois University Jan. 28. Monaco tied her career high of 3-pointers in a game with eight.
The Dover Hills, Ohio, native is second on the team in scoring, averaging 16.3 points per game — only behind senior center Renee Bennett, who averages 17. Monaco is also averaging 6.2 rebounds per game. She ranks second in the MAC in 3-point field goals made this season.
Moriah Monaco statistics
Field goal percentage: 46.7 percent
3-point field goal percentage: 39.1 percent
Ball State (14-7, 7-2) sit in second place in the West Division. The Cardinals continue MAC play Feb. 1 when they travel to Oxford, Ohio, to play Miami.