Meghan Graff named Maine Co-Player of the Week

Bates sophomore Meghan Graff was named Maine Co-Player of the Week by the Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association on Dec. 10, 2019. (File photo by Theophil Syslo/Bates College)

LEWISTON, Maine -- Bates sophomore Meghan Graff was named Maine Co-Player of the Week with Bowdoin's Maddie Hasson Tuesday by the Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association, following her outstanding performances in a 2-1 week for the Bobcats.

Graff (South Portland, Maine) hit a runner at the buzzer to force overtime, then made a free throw with 0.7 seconds remaining in overtime as Bates defeated Colby 74-73 last Wednesday. She finished the game with 24 points. The following day, she scored 19 points with three assists in a 59-42 loss to No. 4 nationally ranked Bowdoin. On Saturday, Graff poured in a career-high 26 points and added six assists in a 67-52 victory over Saint Joseph's (Me.), Bates' first win over the Monks in their past seven meetings.

In a 2-1 week, Graff averaged 23.0 points per game while shooting .491 from the field and .625 (5-8) from three-point territory. She also posted 4.0 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. Graff currently leads the NESCAC in scoring with 18.6 points per game.

The MWBCA named Graff the Maine Rookie of the Week on three occasions last season, followed by a place on the 2019 MWBCA All-Rookie Team with teammate Ariana Dalia.

Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association Weekly Report #5