Junior guard Makenzie Mason (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West) of The University of Scranton women's basketball team enjoyed a strong all-around performance to lead the undefeated Lady Royals to three wins last week. For her efforts, she has been named The University of Scranton Athlete of the Week for the second time in her career.
Mason averaged 13.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.3 steals, and 0.6 blocks per game during Scranton's last three contests as the Lady Royals defeated York (Pa.) (89-46), No. 22 Ithaca (65-53), and Capital (62-52).
On Monday night, Mason led Scranton on a historic evening, scoring a game-high 23 points on 10-of-11 shooting as the Lady Royals set a new program record by converting on 66 percent of their field goal attempts in the contest. She also dished out five assists to go along with one block and one rebound against the Spartans.
Mason followed that performance up with a strong effort Saturday's win over nationally-ranked Ithaca in the Lady Royals' first game of the Hilton Scranton Poinsettia Classic, finishing just shy of a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds. She also racked up five assists, had two steals, and blocked a shot against the Bombers.
Mason capped her week with six points, six rebounds, three assists, and two steals on Sunday as Scranton defeated Capital in the final game of the Hilton Scranton Poinsettia Classic in the Long Center to improve to 9-0 on the season.
For the year, Mason is tied for the team lead with 13.3 points per game while leading the Lady Royals with 6.7 rebounds per contest. Her 18 blocks are also the most on the squad and she ranks second on the team with 29 assists and eight steals.
Mason's 2.0 blocks per game average is second-best in the Landmark Conference while her 57.0 field goal percentage ranks third in the league. She also ranks in the top-10 in the conference in points, rebounds, and assists per game.
Mason and the Lady Royals return to action on Tuesday night with a non-conference game at Gwynedd Mercy starting at 7 p.m.