Jaymesha Sanders Earns NECC Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week Honors

Jaymesha Sanders Earns NECC Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week Honors

Attleboro, Mass - The New England Collegiate Conference has named Jaymesha Sanders as the Women's Basketball NECC Rookie of the Week for the week ending on November 20, 2017.

Freshman Jaymesha Sanders (West Haven, Conn.) averaged a double-double in the first week of her rookie campaign, dropping 16.3 points per game and grabbing 10.7 rebounds per game. In a season-opening loss at Mount Ida, Sanders scored 13 points, with nine rebounds and two assists.

In the opener of the St. Joseph of Connecticut Tip-Off Tournament, Sanders posted her first collegiate double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds, while adding 3 steals in a win over Fitchburg State. In the championship game, she came back with another double-double, scoring 16 points and pulling down 10 rebounds as the Nighthawks beat the host Bluejays for the title.  Sanders earned USJ Tip-off Tournament All-Tournament honors for her performance in Hartford, Connecticut. 

This is the first career Rookie of the Week honors for West Haven High School graduate.