Posted by Katie Peverada
Although the men's and women's basketball teams are in different positions in the Liberty League, with the men fighting for a playoff spot and the women looking to bust the bracket, both teams are still receiving excellent team and individual efforts. Both teams placed a player on this week's Liberty League honor roll.
Junior Molly McLaughlin scored a season-high 20 points in the 73-55 Thoroughbred's Liberty League victory over RPI on Saturday. The victory was the Thoroughbred's second-straight, as the night before they upended Bard 64-49, a game in which McLaughlin netted 11 points, seven assists and four rebounds. For her efforts, McLaughlin was named to the Liberty League weekly honor roll. McLaughlin leads the Thoroughbreds in 3-point percentage (.347), assists per game (4.4), and minutes played per game (37.8). McLaughlin is second in the Liberty League in minutes played per game and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.9), and her assists per game and 3-point field goals per game are both third and sixth respectively in the league.
Sophomore guard Tanner Brooks continued his clutch play for the Thoroughbreds men's basketball team three-win week, averaging 16.3 points per game on his way to a place on the Liberty League honor roll. Brooks, who is tied for third in the Liberty League in assists per game (3.6) and steals per game (1.6), led the Thoroughbreds in victories over St. Lawrence, RPI and Bard, scoring 17, 17 and 15 points respectively. In the win over St. Lawrence, Brooks scored nine of his 17 points in the final 2:15 minutes of play in a close 69-66 victory. Brooks also shot 82-percent from beyond the arc and 57-percent from the field across the three victories. Brooks currently sits fourth in the league in 3-point field goals per game (2.3), and leads the team in 3-point field goals this season with 45.