ATTLEBORO, Mass. – Elms College junior forward Niah Pantry (New Haven, Conn.) earned New England Collegiate Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week honors for the third time this season, picking up the award for the week of Jan. 15-21 on Monday.
@ElmsBlazers Niah Pantry averaged 19.0 ppg and 15.0 rpg to nab #NECCWBB Player of the Week honors, while @NCNighthawkNews Jaymesha Sanders averaged 18.3 ppg and 16.0 rpg to take home rookie honors. https://t.co/ppjlFwcQ1e pic.twitter.com/cbHNckfdIv— NECCathletics (@NECCathletics) January 22, 2018
Pantry posted back-to-back double-doubles in wins over Bay Path and Southern Vermont to open the week, and averaged 19 points and 15 rebounds per game as the Blazers went 2-1. Pantry started the week with a 27-point, 17-rebound performance against Bay Path, then finished with 22 points and 14 rebounds at Southern Vermont.
Pantry also earned the honor on Dec. 5 and Dec. 12.