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Tamulionis, Spellacy Sweep NEWMAC Women's Basketball Weekly Awards

Tamulionis, Spellacy Sweep NEWMAC Women's Basketball Weekly Awards

WESTWOOD, Mass.—After taking over first place in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) standings on Saturday, the Babson College women's basketball program swept the league's weekly awards on Tuesday afternoon. Junior Katherine Tamulionis (Foxboro, Mass.) was named offensive player of the week, while senior Téa Spellacy (Belchertown, Mass.) was tabbed as the defensive player of the week.

Tamulionis scored a career-high 22 points on 6-of-9 shooting to go along with five rebounds in the Beavers' 74-64 win at Springfield. She scored seven first-quarter points and went 9-of-9 at the free throw line on the way to adding 13 points in the fourth to put the game away after the Pride had narrowed a 20-point deficit down to just five. 

Spellacy recorded a career-high five steals to go along with nine points and three rebounds in the victory at Springfield. Four of her steals came in the opening half as Babson built a 37-17 lead less than four minutes into the second quarter.

Tamulionis, who ranks second on the team in scoring averaging 11.5 points, has set a new career high in points in each of her last two outings and has contributed 21.5 points on 56 percent shooting in these contests. The team leader with 27 steals, Spellacy is averaging 9.8 points and has reached double figures in six of the last seven games.

Babson (14-2, 8-1 NEWMAC) put its 12-game winning streak on the line when it hosts MIT on Wednesday at 7 p.m.