McVeigh named Maine women's basketball rookie of the week

Taylor McVeigh was named Maine Rookie of the Week on Feb. 6, 2018 by the Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association. (File photo by Theophil Syslo/Bates College)

LEWISTON, Maine -- First-year forward Taylor McVeigh of the Bates women's basketball team was named Rookie of the Week Tuesday by the Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association.

McVeigh (Hanson, Mass.) receives the honor after a pair of solid performances in Bates' games last weekend at Hamilton and Amherst.

In Friday's 62-53 loss at Hamilton, McVeigh netted a team- and season-high 15 points and grabbed six rebounds, shooting 5-of-10 from the field and 5-for-5 at the free-throw line.

In Saturday's 58-31 loss at No. 1 nationally ranked Amherst, McVeigh made 3-of-4 shots from the field and 2-of-2 at the free-throw line for eight points to go with two rebounds.

On the season, McVeigh averages 3.0 points and 4.2 rebounds per gamek, ranking third on the team in the latter category.

McVeigh and the Bobcats play at Trinity College this Friday in their season finale.

MWBCA Weekly Report #11