Monday, February 20, 2012

Sina King earns MAC East Player of the Week

Sophomore forward Sina King has been named Mid-American Conference East Division Player of the Week. King becomes the third Zip to earn the weekly honor this season. Juniors Taylor Ruper and Rachel Tecca garnered the award in back-to-back weeks (Nov. 28, Dec. 5) earlier in the season.

King, returning to action after missing two games with an injury, led Akron in a pair of games last week as the Zip (10-14, 4-6 MAC) lost on the road to defending WNIT Champion Toledo on Wednesday and defeated Central Michigan at Rhodes Arena on Saturday. The sophomore forward posted averages of 20.5 points and 9.0 rebounds for the week.

Playing in her first game in over a week, King scored a career-high 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting and pulled down seven rebounds in Akron's 71-60 loss at Toledo. She then scored a game-high 19 points and hauled in 11 boards – her fourth double-double of the season and third in her last four games – to lead Akron to a 97-87 win over Central Michigan. For the week, King was an excellent 17-of-26 (.654) from the field and 2-of-5 (.400) on 3-pointers.
In MAC play this season, King is averaging 16.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. In her last four games, those numbers jump to 18.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per contest.

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