WALTHAM, Mass. – After helping the Falcons to a pair of season-opening wins in Philadelphia over the weekend, Bentley University freshman guard Megan Lewis (Sevenoaks, England) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week.
Lewis debuted by averaging 10.5 points, eight rebounds and four assists while shooting 57 percent overall, a combination that only one other player in the 15-team conference could match or better during the opening weekend. During the 48 minutes she was on the court, Bentley outscored its opponents by a team-best 37 points.
Following a quiet debut in a 79-54 win over Holy Family University, the six-footer filled the stat sheet with 17 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, a steal and four three-pointers as the Falcons took care of Philadelphia University, 69-60, Sunday afternoon.
Lewis came to Bentley after a year at New Hampton Prep. Prior to that, she played on national teams in her home country.
Also recognized, with selection to the NE-10 Weekly Honor Roll, was junior forward Jen Gemma (Milton/Fontbonne Academy). The 2015 first-team All-Conference honoree averaged 16 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal during the opening weekend. Bentley opens its Northeast-10 schedule Wednesday at Merrimack and plays its home opener Saturday against Franklin Pierce.
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