Brooke Hinderliter head shot

BROOKE HINDERLITER

LOCK HAVEN — Slippery Rock University sophomore guard and former Redbank Valley standout Brooke Hinderliter was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division Athlete of the Week, the league office announced on Monday.

Hinderliter helped lead The Rock to a 1-1 record last week with a win at West Liberty University and a loss to Walsh University.

In two games, Hinderliter recorded per game averages of 21.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals while shooting an efficient 51.6 percent (16-for-31) from the field and 76.9 percent (10-for-13) from the free throw line.

She was nearly perfect in The Rock’s 89-74 win last Wednesday at West Liberty. Hinderliter scored a career-high 29 points on 12-for-14 shooting from the field and a 5-for-5 effort from the foul line while also adding six rebounds, four assists and just one turnover. The 29 point-effort was the fourth highest point total in the PSAC this season, and the most by a PSAC West athlete last week.

Hinderliter concluded the week with another solid performance in which she scored 13 points to go with five rebounds, three assists and three steals in SRU’s 79-68 loss to Walsh last Saturday.

In six games this season, Hinderliter leads The Rock in scoring (15.7), rebounding (6.3), assists (2.7) while also shooting 47.2 percent from the floor and 80.6 percent at the free throw line over 25.8 minutes played per game.

Last year, Hinderliter earned PSAC-West Freshman of the Week five times.

Slippery Rock, which has won three of its last four games, begins a three-game road trip Saturday at Lock Haven University in a PSAC crossover contest. Sunday, the Rock visits Bloomsburg.

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