Central Islip, N.Y. - Both Margaret Knollmeyer and Jon Feiler earn East Coast Conference weekly accolades for the second week in a row, as announced by the conference office Monday afternoon. Feiler picks up Co-Player of the Week honors, shared with Justin Reyes of St. Thomas Aquinas and Knollmeyer earns her second Rookie of the Week nod.
In a 1-1 week for NYIT women's basketball, Knollmeyer averaged a double-double with 18.0 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. For the week she shot 64.0 percent from the field (16-for-25) including an 8-for-12 performance for 20 points in a three-point loss to Molloy. She also went for 16 points and 15 rebounds in a win over UDC. Additionally, the freshman registered four blocks, two steals, and two assists on the week.
In a 1-2 week for NYIT men's basketball, Feiler averaged a double-double of 18 points and 20 rebounds per game. His strongest performance was in a narrow two-point loss to District of Columbia with a 20-20 performance of 22 points and 20 rebounds, while earlier in the week he pulled down a game and ECC season-high 23 boards in a 76-73 win against Molloy College. For the week he shot 44 percent from the field (23-for-52) and and also swatted away three shots. Additionally, Feiler was recognized as a Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association Honorable Mention for the week.
This week the men's squad will host a non-conference contest against Saint Anselm on Thursday, January 12 before heading up the pike to face off against Roberts Wesleyan in ECC action on Saturday, January 14. The women's only contest of the week will feature the Redhawks in the first game of the doubleheader on Saturday.
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