Ames earns AMCC Player of the Week in women's basketball
Lake Erie College women’s basketball player Renese Ames (Bedford, Ohio/Bedford) was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Player of the Week for the week of January 28. The freshman guard earned the honor in the Storm’s three-win week after averaging 17.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game. She led the team in total points with 52 and recorded 12 rebounds and nine steals as Lake Erie improved its winning streak to a program record six games and took over sole ownership of the second place standing in the AMCC with eight games remaining.
In a 74-64 win against Frostburg State, the 5-5 guard had 14 points, three assists, two steals and one block.
In a 60-49 win against Penn State-Behrend, Ames helped the Storm make up a 10-point second half deficit, scoring 13 of her team-high 21 points in the second period. For the game, she also recorded team-leading totals of five steals and nine field goals, including a 3-for-6 performance from three-point territory.
In a 78-64 win on the road against Pitt-Greensburg, she assisted the Storm in its second come-from-behind victory in the same week, scoring nine of her 17 points in the second half to help eliminate the team’s 13-point halftime deficit. In the contest, she also totaled eight rebounds, two assists and two steals, while going a perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line.
For the season, she ranks eighth in conference scoring at 13.9 points per game, which is the second highest among Storm players. She also checks in at number four in the AMCC in steals with 2.7 per game.
Her player of the week honor is only the seventh of its kind in the Storm’s 11 years in the conference. It is the second honor received this season. Freshman forward Alyssa Wagers (Stow, Ohio/Stow) earned the honor during the week of Dec. 3, 2007. Prior to Wagers, a Storm player had not earned the accolade since Phylicia Chiappone (Painesville, Ohio/Lake Catholic) received it for the week of Feb. 16, 2004.