Manigrasso Named SSC Player of the Week

WINTER PARK, Fla.—Saint Leo junior guard Teresa Manigrasso has been named Sunshine State Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week presented by VALIC.

Manigrasso, a native of Atlantic Highlands, N.J., averaged 16.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 3.0 steals in a pair of big Sunshine State Conference wins for the Lions. In a 53-47 victory at Eckerd, Manigrasso tallied 14 points, four rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Her stat line was nearly identical in a 52-48 win over Rollins, as she registered 18 points, four rebounds, three assists, and three steals. The Lions' victory was their first over the Tars since the 1997-98 season. In two outings, Manigrasso shot 45 percent (13-for-29) from the field and made all four of her free throw attempts.

The Lions have won two in a row and three out of their last four as they are exactly half way through conference play. The team will get back at it on Saturday, Feb. 2 when they travel to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. to take on Nova Southeastern.  

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