PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Castleton University women's basketball sophomore Brooke Raiche was named the Little East Conference Player of the Week following a 2-0 week for the Spartans, as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.
Raiche had a career week in helping the Spartans move to 4-0 on the season, averaging 26.5 points per game while posting a career-high 31 points in a Wednesday road win against NVU-Lyndon. The sophomore guard shot 12-of-17 from the floor in that outing, including a 3-for-5 mark from three and a 4-for-4 day at the free-throw line. 12 of her points came in the fourth quarter as she led Castleton out of a 6-point deficit with less than four minutes to play. In Saturday's home opener against NVU-Johnson, Raiche came through again with 22 points on 6-of-14 shooting and 8-of-9 at the free-throw line. In total, Raiche shot 58.1 percent from the field, 62.5 percent from three and 92.3 percent at the free-throw line. She added 7.0 rebounds per game, 1.5 assists per game and 1.5 steals per game on the week.
The 2017-18 North Atlantic Conference Rookie of the Year and two-time NAC Rookie of the Week a season ago, she becomes the first Castleton basketball player honored by the LEC.
Castleton returns to action on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. when it hosts Middlebury at Glenbrook Gymnasium.