Tallamy Named Player of the Week

Monday, November 25, 2013

Leanna Tallamy Junior Leanna Tallamy of the Muhlenberg women’s basketball team was named Centennial Conference player of the week.

Tallamy averaged 20.0 points and 8.5 rebounds and made important plays as Muhlenberg opened its CC season with two overtime wins.

She had 22 points and 12 rebounds in a 75-74 win against Swarthmore, becoming the first Mule player in 32 years to start a season with three straight double-doubles. Tallamy contributed to six of Muhlenberg’s 10 overtime points, scoring three and assisting on a three-pointer.

Although Tallamy’s double-double streak ended at Washington, she led the Mules with 18 points, including six straight late in regulation to trim an eight-point deficit to two. Her three-point play with 1:04 left in overtime broke a 73-all tie and accounted for what proved to be the winning points in a 76-75 decision.

The back-to-back overtime wins were the first in Muhlenberg women’s basketball history; once before (in 2003-04) the Mules played two straight overtime games but lost them both. Muhlenberg also had never won consecutive games by one point.

Tallamy leads the CC in scoring, averaging 20.3 points per game for the Mules, who are 4-0 for the eighth time in 11 seasons. She also is third in rebounds per game (10.8) and field-goal percentage (.542).

The weekly honor is the second for Tallamy, but the first from the Centennial Conference. As a freshman at Gordon two years ago, she was named Commonwealth Coast Conference player of the week once.
Click here for video of the overtime comeback against Washington.