Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Siena's Mullings Another Top Freshman

Add one more newcomer to the MAAC's list of fabulous freshmen of women's basketball thus far.

On a day on which Manhattan frosh Monica Roeder was named the conference's Player of the Week, Siena freshman Allie Mullings made an impressive debut to her college basketball career.

Mullings, an athletic 5-foot-7 guard from Northwest Catholic High School in Bloomfield, Conn., was a perfect 5-for-5 from the field and added 3-of-4 shooting from the foul line to score 13 points in 19 minutes of playing time. Her work helped the Saints earn a 66-56 victory over Colgate of the Patriot League Monday night in Loudonville, N.Y.

Mullings' impressive initial work is made all the more impressive for this reason: she had missed more than two weeks of practice due to a knee bone bruise. Her first appearance of any kind on the court since the injury came at a Sunday evening practice

And, then, on Monday night, with that one practice as recent preparation, she turned in a big effort to put herself into an emerging picture of strong first-year players from throughout the conference so far.

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