Lithgow Tabbed Patriot League Rookie of the Week
Lauren Lithgow of the Army West Point Women’s Basketball team was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week, the league announced in a release yesterday afternoon.
Lithgow earned the award after averaging 17.5 points per game and shooting 50 percent from the field and 54.5 percent from 3-point range in this past weekend's series against Colgate. Additionally, the Manasquan, N.J., native was 7-for-8 from the line, which improved her season total to 24-for-27. Lithgow's season free throw average of 89.7 percent ranks third in the nation among freshman that have attempted at least 25 free throws.
The Black Knights turned an early 18-point deficit into a 19-point win on Sunday to split the series with the Raiders and improve to 4-3 on the season.
Army will have a home-and-home series with Holy Cross next weekend in a matchup that pits Dave Magarity against his daughter Maureen, who served as an assistant on his staff at Army from 2006-10. The Cadets will host Holy Cross on Saturday then travel out to Worcester, Mass., for Sunday’s matchup. Both games will be broadcast on ESPN+ and are set to start at 3 p.m. ET.