Print Friendly Version Rhine, the first MVC player to win player of the week five times in a season since former Bulldog great Lizzy Wendell (2016-17), had another outstanding weekend in Drake’s two home victories. She averaged 18.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 block per game while shooting 12-of-19 (63.1 percent) from the floor and impressive 12-of-13 (92.3 percent) from the free throw line. Rhine leads the MVC in scoring at 18.9 points per game and shooting at 59.2 percent and ranks second in rebounding at 8.6. She has scored 20 or more points in a team-high eight games. This is Rhine’s eighth career MVC Player of the Week honor, which is tied for seventh all-time in league history. ST. LOUIS – Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) of the Drake University women’s basketball team is the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week for the fifth time this season, the MVC office announced Monday, Jan. 14. In the Loyola win, Rhine made 5-of-10 from the field and 5-of-5 from the free throw line for 15 points. She just missed a double-double with nine rebounds and she added three assists and one steal in just 22 minutes. In the Valpo win, Rhine had a game-high 21 points on 7-of-9 shooting, and she made 7-of-8 from the free throw line. Once again, she just missed a double-double with eight rebounds to go with two assists, two blocks and two steals in 25 minutes. Rhine and her teammates visit UNI Friday night at 7 p.m. The in-state game will be streamed on ESPN3.
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