BOSTON - After leading the New Hampshire women's basketball team to two victories over the past week, senior Lindsay Adams (Theresa, N.Y.) has been named the America East Wilson Co-Player of the Week, announced by the conference office.
Adams averaged 19 points per game as the Wildcats earned victories over Northeastern (70-64) and Albany (71-61) to extend their winning streak to three games. With the victories, UNH is now tied with Vermont for third place in the conference standings, two games behind Hartford and Maine.
Last Tuesday against Northeastern, Adams scored 15 points and pulled down four rebounds. She scored the first five points in a 10-0 UNH run midway through the second half that enabled the Wildcats to pull away from the Huskies.
On Saturday, she returned to her home state and scored a career-high 23 points against the Albany Great Danes in front of her family and friends as well as a regional television audience. She shot 8-of-12 from the field, including 3-of-5 from the three-point line, and 4-of-5 from the free throw line. Adams showed her versatility by hitting the outside shot and driving to the basket several times for layups.
Due to complications after foot surgery last year, it was unclear how much Adams would be able to contribute to the Wildcats this season. She has persevered through the pain and is leading the team in scoring, averaging 12.1 points per game, 12th in America East. Adams is sharing this week's award with Ikea Witt of Hartford, who scored a career-high 29 points in leading the Hawks to a 65-60 victory over Boston University on Saturday.
This is the first time this season and the second time in her career that Adams has received this honor. She was named Co-Player of the Week on March 2, 2003, after averaging 18.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in Wildcat victories over Boston University and Stony Brook.
Adams and the rest of the Wildcats return to action Tuesday night, February 8, against the Maine Black Bears beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Orono, Maine.