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Two women’s basketball players honored by UAA

Published: March 9, 2012
Section: Sports


Two members of the Brandeis University women’s basketball team earned all-UAA honors this past week. Guard Morgan Kendrew ’12 was named second-team all-UAA selection while Diana Cincotta M.A. ’12 earned an all-UAA honorable mention.
Despite missing five games to injury this season, Kendrew finished the year as the team’s leading scorer, averaging 12 points per game while shooting a team-best 28.6 percent from the three-point range. Kendrew also finished first on the team in free throw percentage at 83 percent while averaging 3.4 rebounds per game. Among UAA competition, Kendrew finished seventh in scoring, 11th in three-pointer made with 26, 12th with three-point shooting at 28.6 percent, and she would have been second in free throw percentage at 83 percent, however, she did not shoot enough free throws to qualify.
Kendrew played in 20 games during the season, starting in 17 of them. She scored in double figures 13 times, including three performances of 20 points or more. Kendrew led the team in scoring 12 times, including a span of games where she led the team in scoring 11 out of 12 games. Kendrew’s scoring prowess often kept the Judges within striking distance in games. Kendrew scored a season-high 22 points in a 67-56 win against Carnegie Mellon on Jan. 29. She finishes her career with 974 points, 10th on the all-time scoring list, an 81.3 percent free throw percentage, second in program history and fourth in three-pointers with 113.
Furthermore, Kendrew was selected to play in the New England Women’s Basketball Association (NEWBA) Senior All-Star Classic. At the conclusion of each season, NEWBA sponsors the game as a way for seniors to close out their collegiate careers with a memorable event. Coaches and Sports Information Directors from around the region nominate their players. All coaches then select 22 participants through a vote. Kendrew will be playing at the contest hosted by Western New England University on March 24 at 1 p.m. to close out her collegiate career.
Cincotta finished the regular season as the team leader in three-pointers made with 42, while finishing second on the team in scoring with 8.2 points per game, a career high. Additionally, she finished second on the team with 26 steals. Cincotta finished tied for fourth in the UAA in three-point field games finishing 13th in three-point shooting percentage.
Cincotta started all 25 games in the regular season, scoring in double-figures 11 times, which included a streak of five games that featured four straight wins for the Judges. Cincotta scored 20 points in a 75-59 win against Daniel Webster on Dec. 3 to begin the streak. Cincotta led the team in scoring four times while tying for the lead once. Cincotta finishes her career having played 92 games and is fifth in program history with 107 three-pointers.