January 21, 2008

Kimberly Blakney Named Skyline Player of the Week


Sophomore guard Kimberly Blakney (Brooklyn, N.Y./Benjamin Banneker) was named the Skyline Conference Player of the Week for women's basketball on Monday, January 21st. 

Blakney averaged 24.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 steals as Farmingdale State College won two games to assume sole possession of first place in the Skyline Conference. Blakney had 20 points and six assists in a win over St. Joseph’s. In a battle of unbeaten Skyline teams, she scored a game-high 29 points and added seven steals as the Rams earned a 70-68 win over Mount Saint Mary College.

Kimberly was also named to this weeks PrestoSports/Metropolitan Basketball Writer's Association Player of the Week Honor Roll for her play last week, being seen among Division I, II and III women's basketball players around the Tri-State area.

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The Skyline Conference Weekly Reports are announced by the Conference on Monday nights. Reports (including players of the week and statistics) are available to view on the Skyline website at www.skylineconference.org. 

The PrestoSports/MBWA Player of the Week Award is granted on a weekly basis by the New York Area Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association. Each week, each of the nearly 75 schools that play college basketball in the Tri-state area have the ability to nominate one male and one female student-athlete, based upon their on-court accomplishments over the previous seven days. An esteemed panel of eight media members votes to select from the nominations the most outstanding player. Any player who receives any votes, but are not named the Player of the Week, are then named to the Honor Roll. 

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