Winter athletes honored by Liberty League

Posted by Katie Peverada

The winter-sports teams are well underway, with some Skidmore athletes already earning recognition from the Liberty League for their individual performances.
Women's basketball senior Jordyn Wartts was selected for this week's League Honor Roll. In the team's overtime win over Hamilton College last week, Wartts led Skidmore with a double-double. Wartts scored 24 points and added 12 rebounds, including seven key points in an 8-0 Skidmore run in the second half that pulled the team back into the game. Wartts is currently ninth in the Liberty League in scoring, averaging 14.6 points per game for the Thoroughbreds.
Connor Merrill '15 of the men's basketball team was also named to the Liberty League Honor Roll this week, as he helped lead the Thoroughbreds to an 87-74 victory over SUNY Potsdam. Merrill scored a career-high 32 points in the game, shooting 12-16 from the field and 6-7 from beyond the three-point line. Merrill also added 15 rebounds in the game, and he combined with teammate Tanner Brooks '16 to score 13 points over a four-minute span late in the game to cement the win.
Wartts and the women's basketball team, who sit at 1-4 on the season, are hosting Middlebury College at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7.
Merrill and the 3-1 men's basketball team are also playing Middlebury College at home at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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