Stevie Orton Claims NECC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week Honors

Stevie Orton Claims NECC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week Honors

MANSFIELD, Mass.- Sophomore Stevie Orton (Gilford, N.H) of the Eastern Nazarene College women's basketball team has been tabbed the New England Collegiate Conference Player of the Week, announced the league office Monday.

Orton averaged 22.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per contest on the week as the Lions dropped an exhibition game at NCAA Division I Merrimack before claiming a 68-59 win at Anna Maria.

She tallied 12 points and grabbed seven boards at Merrimack. Orton posted her second double-double of the year with an impressive 32-point, 13-rebound performance to lead Eastern Nazarene to a non-conference victory at Anna Maria.

This season, Orton ranks third in the conference with 17.8 points per game and with a field-goal percentage of 50%. She is also averaging a team-best 7.8 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game.

Looking ahead, Eastern Nazarene visits Pine Manor November 26.