BOSTON - Lindsay Adams (Theresa, N.Y.), a sophomore guard on the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team, was named America East Player of the Week by the conference office on Monday (March 3). Adams shared weekly honors with Maine's Heather Ernest.
Adams led the 'Cats in both their victories last week, averaging 18.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game as UNH moved into a fourth place tie in the conference standings. She netted a career-high 20 points in last Wednesday's 67-66 win over third-place Boston University, going 6-7 from the floor and 4-5 from three-point land. Adams followed that up with her first career double-double, recording 17 points and 10 rebounds as New Hampshire knocked off Stony Brook 70-67 in overtime on Saturday afternoon. For the week, Adams was 10-16 from the floor and 5-8 from three-point range. She also shot 80% from the free throw line for the week (12-15).
In 19 games this season, Adams is the third-leading scorer on the Wildcats, averaging 9.9 points per contest. She leads America East in three-point field goal percentage (.439) and has drained 29 trifectas on the season. Adams missed six games earlier this season due to injury, but since her return to the starting lineup February 12 against Hartford, UNH is 4-1. Adams has averaged 13.5 points per game in the last four UNH wins.
The UNH women's basketball team will look to win its fifth game in six outings Wednesday when the 'Cats host Hartford in a 7:00 contest at Lundholm Gymnasium. The game marks UNH's final home game of 2002-03.