By Kyle Shaner
March 9, 2014
DETROIT — Senior Senee Shearer (Detroit, Mich./Pershing) and freshman Megan Galloway (Greenville, Ohio/Greenville) both earned Horizon League player of the week honors by two different organizations as Shearer was tabbed by the HL and Galloway was selected by College Sports Madness.
The Titan duo helped Detroit to a pair of wins last week, giving UDM an opportunity to host a Horizon League playoff game or even receive a bye in the opening round.
Shearer led UDM with 19.0 points, tallying a game-high 23 against Valparaiso and adding 15 against Youngstown State. The 23 versus the Crusaders was her 17th 20-point outing of the season, and she was 8-of-13 from the field and 5-of-7 from behind the arc in the come-from-behind win. Against potential first-place candidate Youngstown State, Shearer had 15 points and four assists with a pair of 3-pointers that saw her set a school record with 219 in her career.
On the season, Shearer is third in the Horizon League in scoring at 19.7 points per game and leads the HL with 3.1 three-pointers per game. Her 85 triples are also eighth in the country.
Galloway’s accolade by College Sports Madness marks the third-straight week that she won an award as the HL made her the freshman of the week the last two weeks. Galloway was again on a tear down low, posting a pair of double-doubles and averaging 18.5 points and 12.5 rebounds against Valpo and YSU.
She started the week by tying her career-high with 21 points on 7-of-8 shots from the field with 10 rebounds in the victory over the Crusaders and then netted 16 points and 15 boards in the triumph against the Penguins.
She has now recorded three-straight double-doubles and four in the last five games. She is averaging 8.1 points and 6.5 rebounds and shooting a team-best 51.9 percent, third in the HL.