Notebook: Number 200
ADDING ˜EM UP: Kenyon College posted a 65-45 victory against Thiel College on Dec. 21 as head coach Suzanne Helfant earned her 200th career win. Helfant is 200-145 in 14 years as a head coach, including a 166-102 at the helm of the Ladies program.
Senior forward Katy Zeanah scored 18 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds in the victory. Zeanah leads the North Coast Athletic Conference with a 58.6 field goal percentage.
Kenyon, which climbed to No. 14 in the latest USA Today/ESPN Division III poll, is off to its best start in school history with a 10-0 record.
DEFENSIVE EFFORT: No. 21 Calvin College extended its winning streak to six games with a 63-43 win over Adrian on Dec. 20. The Knights forced 25 turnovers and held the Bulldogs to a 27.5 percent field goal percentage in the victory.
Calvin has limited its last five foes to less than 50 points and leads the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletics Association with a scoring defense average of 48.4 points per game.
With a 3-0 league record, the Knights remain tied with Hope College for first place in the MIAA standings.
ON A ROLL: Junior guard Suzy Doughty scored a career-high 22 points while posting a career-best seven steals to lead No. 10 DePauw to a convincing 84-44 win against Webster on Dec. 21.
With a 9-1 record, the Tigers are off to their best start in school history. DePauw has won eight straight games with its only loss coming to the current No. 1 team, Washington University (Mo.).
OUT OF THE GATE: McMurry University (Texas) recorded three wins last week, including an upset of then-No. 15 Hardin-Simmons, to improve to 8-0 on the year.
McMurry has posted its best start to a season in program history, and leads the West Division of the American Southwest Conference with a 7-0 mark. The team was rewarded for its success with a No. 22 ranking in the latest national poll.
Tarra Richardson is scoring 19.0 points per game for a team that leads the league with an 81.8 scoring average and a +20 scoring margin.
The University of Chicago is ranked in the USA Today/ESPN Division III poll for the first time in school history after earning the No. 24 spot this week. Chicago has compiled a 9-0 record before the holiday break, its best start to a season in program history.
The Maroons won a trio of games last week with help from stellar performances from sophomore Nofi Mojidi, who averaged 17.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.7 steals. Mojidi, a native of Silver Spring, Md., was named to the D3hoops.com Team of the Week for her efforts.
Additionally, senior Susie Gutowski of Northhampton, Mass., became the first player in school history since 1998 to achieve the 1,000-point milestone. She scored four points to improve her career total to 1,001 in a 76-54 win against Augsburg on Dec. 17.