PHILADELPHIA With a season-high 26 points against La Salle and her second career double-double at Princeton, senior Carrie Biemer earned co-Big 5 Player of the Week Honors as announced by the Philadelphia Big 5 office on Monday night.
Biemer’s second double-double this season was preceded by her sixth 20-point outing in the last seven games. The forward started the week by guiding the Quakers to a near upset of Big 5 rival La Salle. She made a career-high 11 field goals on just 15 shot attempts (73%) and extended her streak to seven games with two or more three-point baskets. Biemer added five rebounds and pushed Penn into the lead, scoring the first 13 points in the second half. Biemer’s 26 points came in 31 minutes of action as Penn eventually fell on a three-point basket with 2.3 seconds left.
In the Ivy opener Saturday, Biemer had her first ever double-double in League play. Her 14 points and 10 rebounds kept Penn within striking distance. She was perfect from the line, 3-for-3, giving her an unblemished 5-for-5 result for the week. The Haddonfield, N.J., native was 16-for-32 (50%) from the floor during the week and had an average of 20.0 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game.
Biemer shares the honor with Temple’s Shanea Cotton. Cotton averaged 12.5 points and 7.5 rebounds last week as the Owls fell to No. 5 Duke and defeated Big 5 rival Saint Joseph’s.
Penn plays at Rider Tuesday night before hosting its final non-conference game of the season against the Big East's Seton Hall Pirates on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m.