Berkshire Eagle Staff

HADLEY -- Williams College men's basketball player Duncan Robinson is the NESCAC player of the week.

Robinson, a 6-foot-7 forward from New Castle, N.H., earned the honor by averaging 20 points,11.5 rebounds and 3 assists in a pair of victories by the now 5-1 Ephs.

Both of Robinson's performances were double-doubles. He had 21 points and 12 rebounds in a 96-65 win over Curry on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Then on Sunday night, the freshman forward scored 19 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in the Ephs' 106-71 win over MCLA.

Robinson has scored in double figures in all six of Williams' games. In five of those six games he shot better than 50 percent from the floor.

Robinson is currently tied for 10th in the conference in scoring, averaging 14.5 points per game. He is also second in NESCAC in free throw shooting percentage, as he has hit 14 of 15 from the stripe.

McLaughlin honored by MASCAC

NORTH ADAMS -- MCLA freshman Courtney McLaughlin of Pittsfield is the MASCAC women's basketball rookie of the week.

McLaughlin is the third MCLA player to earn a rookie-of-the-week honor, joining teammates Ashley Clawson and Brayleigh Hanlon.

The former Pittsfield High School player is currently averaging 7.7 points per game for the 2-5 Trailblazers.

She got her MASCAC honor by two solid performances last week. She scored 9 points, had 4 rebounds and 3 steals in MCLA's 60-53 win at Becker on Nov. 26. Then on Sunday, she scored a career-high 18 points, had 3 rebounds and 4 blocked shots in MCLA's 81-43 loss to Williams.

Cook honored by NEIBA

NORTHAMPTON -- Ellen Cook of Williams College was named to the New England Women's Basketball Association's Honor Roll for the week ending Dec. 2.

The junior guard from Eugene, Ore., helped the Ephs beat Eastern Connecticut and MCLA as Williams improved to a perfect 6-0.

Cook had 16 points, 3 steals and 3 blocks in the 67-48 win over Eastern Connecticut. Then on Sunday, Cook had 10 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals in Williams' 81-43 win at MCLA.

Cook is 12th in NESCAC with a 12.5 point-per-game average and leads the conference in assists at 5.67 per game.