Two basketball players honored by Liberty League

Hamilton College's Eric Benvenuti '13 (Concord, Mass./Concord Academy) and Blue Sanders '13 (Los Angeles, Calif./Long Island Lutheran HS [N.Y.]) were honored by the Liberty League on Nov. 23 when the league selected its weekly award winners.

Benvenuti received men's basketball co-rookie of the week honors, and Sanders was a women's basketball co-rookie of the week pick. The Hamilton men won their own Tip-Off Tournament and the women won the consolation game of the Emerson College Tip-Off Tournament.

Benvenuti averaged 13.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in two games last week. He shot 57 percent from the field, including 6-for-9 from three-point range. He posted 15 points and six boards in an 89-56 win against SUNY Canton on Nov. 20, and added 11 points in a 79-78 victory against Ursinus College in the championship on Nov. 21.

Sanders averaged 15.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in two games last week. She shot 63 percent from the field, including 3-for-6 from long range. She tallied a game-high 25 points to go with seven rebounds and five assists in a 79-59 win against Suffolk University on Nov. 21.

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