SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Emily Irwin (Billerica, Mass.) of the Curry College women's basketball team has been named to the Honor Roll of the New England Women's Basketball Association weekly awards. Irwin helped the Colonels to a 2-1 week to open the season and racked up some pretty impressive numbers.
Irwin opened her junior campaign in impressive fashion, averaging 17.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and a staggering 10.3 steals per game as she led Curry to a 2-1 week. Irwin started the week with 17 points on 5-for-18 shooting, nine rebounds, two assists and 10 steals in a 57-53 win over Framingham State. She followed that performance with 22 points, nine boards, seven assists and 15 steals in a victory over Pine Manor. She then closed the week with 13 points, five rebounds, two assists and six steals in a loss to Maine Maritime.
The New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) provides support for coaches from the New England Region. Membership in NEWBA is open to all Division III head coaches from the region who have a vested interest in the welfare of the organization. At the conclusion of each season, the NEWBA sponsors the Senior All-Star Classic. This has become a great tradition and a memorable way for many seniors to finish their collegiate careers. The contest will be hosted by Western New England University in late March this season.
Curry returns to action on Tuesday, November 21 when they travel to Johnson & Wales for a 7:00 p.m. tip.
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