Rhine Named MVC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the Third Consecutive Week

first_imgIn the comeback victory over Rutgers, Rhine scored 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the floor and 4-of-5 from the free throw line to go with four rebounds and one steal in 23 minutes. Against Notre Dame, which won the tournament, she scored 18 points on 8-of-14 shooting, including making one three-pointer, and she pulled down five rebounds in 18 minutes. Rhine had her best game in the win over South Carolina, when she scored a team-high 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the floor and 8-of-10 from the free throw line in addition to pulling down six rebounds and grabbing one steal in 29 minutes. This season, Rhine is second in the MVC in scoring at 17.9 points per game, fourth in rebounding at 8.0 per game and third in shooting 55.6. She is the first Bulldog to win MVC Player of the Week three-straight times since former standout Lizzy Wendell accomplished the feat during the 2016-17 season. Rhine and Wendell (2015-16) are also the only players in MVC history to win the award each of the first three weeks of a season. Rhine has won six career player of the week awards. ST. LOUIS – Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) of the Drake University women’s basketball team is the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week for the third consecutive week, the MVC office announced Monday, Nov. 26. Drake, which moved into the AP Poll at No. 24 earlier today, travels to former MVC rival Creighton Wednesday for a 12 p.m. matinee contest. Print Friendly Version Rhine continued her stellar play for Drake in three games at the inaugural Vancouver Showcase this past week as she averaged 20.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.0 steal per game. Rhine helped Drake go 2-1 with wins over Power 5 members, Rutgers and then No. 13 South Carolina with its lone loss to No. 1 Notre Dame. The victory over the Gamecocks clinched third place at the inaugural eight team event and Rhine was named MVP of the consolation game against South Carolina.last_img