CENTERVILLE, MA - Iona College women's basketball sophomore forward Joy Adams earned her second Corvias ECAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week honors of the season, the league announced today. Adams was named Co-Division I Metro/Upstate Player of the Week with Albany's Shereesha Richards.
Adams picked up three consecutive double-doubles this week to help the Gaels to a trio of wins in MAAC play, averaging 17.7 points, 13 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. The three victories pushed Iona's conference record to 10-0 and extended its program record winning streak to 16 games. Adams shot 52.9% from the field (18-34) and 93.3% (14-15) from the foul line over the three games.
She opened the week with a 16 point, 16 rebound effort against Manhattan. Adams connected on five shots from the field and was a perfect 6-for-6 from the line. Of her 16 rebounds, six came on the offensive end.
On the road against Monmouth, Adams scored 21 points on 6-for-8 shooting from the field, including 2-for-3 from behind the arc, and a near perfect 7-for-8 from the line. She pulled down 13 rebounds and dished out three assists in the victory as well.
Adams wrapped up the week with a 16 point, 10 rebound effort against Saint Peter's. She shot 53.8 percent (7-13) from the field in the win, and had her second straight three assist game.
The Gaels are back in action Thursday, when they host Fairfield for a 7:00 pm start.
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