For the second time in her career, junior forward Makenzie Mason (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West) of The University of Scranton women's basketball team was named the Landmark Conference's Athlete of the Week on Monday.
On the week, Mason led the Lady Royals to a pair of convincing victories over Drew (66-43) on Wednesday and at Goucher on Saturday (69-46), as Scranton sewed up the top seed in the upcoming Landmark playoffs with the two victories.
After a six point, three rebound performance against Drew, Mason poured in a team-best 18 points and pulled down 19 rebounds in the win over Goucher. The 19-rebound performance was the best for a Lady Royals player since 2013 and a career-high for the junior in the category, as well. The double-double was also the seventh of the year for Mason, as she has now scored in double-figures in 20 of 25 games on the year.
For the season, Mason leads the Lady Royals in scoring and rebounding, averaging 13.5 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per contest. This also marks the second time in Mason's career that she has been named the Landmark's Athlete of the Week, as she nabbed the honor last season (Jan. 29, 2018).
Mason and the rest of The University of Scranton women's basketball team are slated to open the Landmark Conference playoffs on Wednesday, as they host fourth-seeded Moravian inside the John Long Center at 7 p.m. Scranton, who is ranked ninth in the WBCA Coaches' Top 25 and 12th in the D3hoops.com Top 25, enter the tournament with a 23-2 overall mark after finishing the regular season with a 12-2 mark in Landmark play.