~ Athlete of the Week selected by the publisher
LURAY, Feb. 16 — Luray High School alum Emilee Weakley is absolutely making her presence known in women’s Division II collegiate basketball. Not only is she leading the Mountain East Conference and all of NCAA’s Division II by averaging 25 points per game, last night Weakley made ESPN’s SportsCenter, and even drew a “Go ahead Emilee,” from host Scott Van Pelt.
Within the same time frame that her former Bulldogs were upsetting No. 1 Clarke in a Bull Run District Tournament semifinal on Wednesday evening, Weakley hit an amazing buzzer-beater to force overtime and broke two school records in a 47-point effort.
After setting a career-high of 39 points against Alderson Broddaus last week, Weakley posted 47 points against West Liberty on Wednesday — both a new career-high and a new single-game school record at Frostburg State University in Maryland. The 47-point game also pushed her to 648 points for the season — a new single-season record at FSU. The previous record of 633 points in one season was set during the 1988-89 season.
However, what initially attracted ESPN and got Van Pelt worked up was an unbelievable half-court shot that sent the West Liberty game into overtime at 85-85.
Frostburg had trailed by as much as 10 with under three minutes to play, but managed to beat the Hilltoppers in overtime, 99-94, at Bobcat Arena in Frostburg, Md.
Despite Frostburg’s 8-17 record, Weakley has posted 17 double-doubles during her freshman campaign at the D-II school and has been chosen the Mountain East Conference “Player of the Week” three times.
In addition to averaging 25 points per game, Weakley also averages 10.3 rebounds.
One of the most prolific players in Virginia high school history — graduating last season among the top five scorers in VHSL’s all-time records — Weakley is currently hitting 51 percent of her shots from the field, nearly 40 percent from beyond the arc, and almost 80 percent from the free throw line.
In addition, she has also recorded 23 steals.
For full stats and more information on Emilee Weakley’s collegiate career,
visit the Frostburg State University women’s basketball page.
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