February 7, 2011

Erika Bornemann Earns LEC Basketball Honors

Feb. 7, 2011

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA- For the third time this season, freshman forward Erika Bornemann (Canton, MA/Canton HS) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's basketball team has been honored by the Little East Conference.

Bornemann has been named LEC Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week.

Bornemann was honored for her play in the Corsairs' game against Southern Maine last week. She tied her season high with 21 points, grabbed eight rebounds and made nine of 17 shots from the field for 52.9 per cent, scoring in double figures for the 14th time in 21 games.

"Erika' is getting a lot of attention from our opponents, she was double teamed and sometimes triple teamed Saturday," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Amanda Van Voorhis. "We've been working with her on trying to prepare to expect the double team, and she's responding and adjusting to getting more attention. Erika is rising to the challenge. She has been a real bright spot for us."

The Corsairs will return to action when they visit UMass Boston in the first game of a Little East Conference doubleheader Tuesday evening.

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