NEW ALBANY, Ind. — University of Rio Grande sophomore Sydney Holden led the RedStorm to a pair of tournament wins and claimed River States Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors for the week of Nov. 20-26.
League officials made the announcement Monday night.
A 5-foot-9 guard from Wheelersburg, Ohio, Holden averaged 14.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game as Rio Grande went 2-0 at the NAIA DII Showcase in Kingsport, Tenn. over the weekend. She shot 48 percent from the field (10 for 21) and made five treys.
Holden tallied 11 points, five assists, four rebounds and four steals in a 76-65 win against Washington Adventist on Saturday night. She then put up 18 points – including the game-winning bucket on a runner with 1.8 seconds remaining – to go along with six rebounds in a 77-76 victory over Georgetown (Ky.) on Sunday.
Holden was 4-for-8 from long range and 4-for-4 from the foul line in Sunday’s victory.
Rio Grande (8-1) plays its next game at Point Park University in the RSC opener on Wednesday.