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Davenport named New England Rookie of the Week by NEWBA

Nina Davenport was named Rookie of the Week by the New England Women's Basketball Association on Feb. 2, 2015. (File photo by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College) 

LEWISTON, Maine -- Bates first-year forward Nina Davenport was named Rookie of the Week on Monday by the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA), which covers all Division III teams in New England, and by the Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association (MWBCA).

Davenport (Freeport, Maine) exploded for a career-high 29 points in Friday's loss at Wesleyan, adding nine rebounds and six steals. It was only the ninth game in a Bobcat uniform for the former Freeport High School standout, a December transfer to Bates. She entered the game averaging 7.4 points per game. 

On the following day at Connecticut College, Davenport scored 25 points with five rebounds and two steals, for a week's average of 27.0 points on 43.4% shooting from the field, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 steals per game.

NEWBA announces Feb. 2 awards

MWBCA Weekly Report #10