Senior guard Bridgette Mann (Canadensis, Pa./Wallenpaupack) of The University of Scranton women's basketball team was named the Landmark Conference's Athlete of the Week on Monday afternoon for the period ending Jan. 7, 2019.
For Mann, it marks the first time on the 2018-19 season that she has been named the Landmark's Athlete of the Week. It is also the fifth time in her career that she has been honored by the Landmark Conference, as well.
This past week, Mann was dominant on the offensive end, helping the Lady Royals extend their record out to 13-0 overall and 2-0 in the Landmark Conference with a trio of victories. Scranton also remains ranked in the top seven in both national polls, coming in at sixth in the D3Hoops.com Top 25 and seventh in the WBCA Top 25.
After a 12-day break for the Christmas holiday, Mann came out firing on Dec. 30 in the first game at the WPI Holiday Tournament for the Lady Royals, as she finished with a season-best 28 points in a 72-35 win over Roger Williams. In the win, Mann nailed eight three-pointers to match a school record for the most made in a single game.
She followed up that performance with a 10-point effort against UMass-Boston on New Year's Eve, helping Scranton collect the WPI Holiday Tournament title with a 71-40 win. For her efforts, Mann was named the MVP of the Tournament, as well.
On Saturday, Scranton dove back into Landmark Conference play and never trailed in a 66-53 victory at Elizabethtown. In the win, Mann finished with a game-high 26 points, shooting 11-of-15 in the floor in the win. She also scored 19 points in the second half, as the Lady Royals pulled away in another double-digit win.
Overall for the year, Mann has led the Lady Royals in scoring in six games, and is averaging 14.5 points a game, the best mark on the team for the year. She's also averaging 5.5 rebounds a contest, as well.
The University of Scranton women's basketball team returns to action on Wednesday, as they host Moravian in a key Landmark Conference showdown inside the John Long Center. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.