DURHAM, N.H. – For the second time this season, junior Morgan Frame (Waterville, Maine) of the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team was named the America East Player of the Week, announced by the league Monday afternoon.
Frame paced the Wildcats to two wins last week, which inched them closer to the top of the America East standings. Frame averaged 17 points, nine rebounds and 3.5 assists per game against Maine and UMBC, while going 12-of-24 from the field and 10-of-15 from the charity stripe.
She was the driving force behind UNH's win over UMBC, avenging a loss to the Retrievers in the conference opener, recording a game-high 27 points and 10 rebounds. In her fourth double-double performance of the season, Frame went 11-of-17 from the floor and added three assists. She scored 14 second-half points, including a tough layup with 44 seconds left to stretch the lead to four and seal the 75-68 win.
Midweek in Orono, Frame collected eight rebounds and a season-high four assists while scoring seven points. She finished 5-of-6 from the free-throw line against the Black Bears. Frame is averaging 14.6 points per game in league play, third-best in America East, and tearing down 6.7 rebounds per game. She leads the team with 16.7 points per game overall.
This is the second player of the week honor for Frame as she earned the award on Dec. 26, and the fourth for New Hampshire overall after senior Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) picked up the accolade in back-to-back weeks (Jan. 2, Jan. 9).