Special to the OBSERVER
Two weeks into the 2012-13 season, Fredonia State's Becky Hebert is the SUNYAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the second time.
The junior guard from Hilton, N.Y., broke the single-game team scoring record - 36 points - in the Blue Devils' 91-60 home win over D'Youville on Tuesday; she surpassed the previous team record of 32 points shared by Sarah Adtkins and Amanda Neamon.
In a 67-44 win Saturday at Penn State Behrend, Hebert asserted herself with 21 points, including 8 of 13 shooting in the second half. She had nine points as part of a decisive 13-2 run by the Blue Devils.
In the two games last week, Hebert averaged 28.5 points, shot 24 of 38 from the field, 3 of 7 on three-point attempts, and was 6 of 7 from the foul line.
A 2010 high school senior, Hebert was a four-year starter in two sports at Hilton High School. She earned league MVP and all-county first team awards in soccer as a goalkeeper for head coach Jen Monfilleto. Her varsity coach in basketball was Jeff Eichas, a former Blue Devil men's player. She eventually set the Hilton school scoring record with 34 points in one game. She was also named all-county offensive player of the year.
The SUNYAC portion of the schedule begins this week for Hebert and her teammates. The Blue Devils are home for two games - Friday vs. New Paltz, Saturday vs. Oneonta. Game times are 6 p.m. and 2 p.m., respectively.