Saint Michael’s College women’s basketball first-year Indira Evora, of Somerville, was named Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week for the week ending on Sunday, Jan. 5. Juniors Kelly Frappier (Colchester, Conn./Bacon Academy) and Maggie Sabine (Litchfield, Maine/Oak Hill/Central Maine CC) landed on the NE-10 Weekly Honor Roll, as the three Purple Knights all drew their first career league accolades after helping their squad knock off No. 22 Stonehill College, 61-59, on Saturday.
Evora was Somerville High School’s top player in girls’ basketball.
A 5’7″ combo guard, Evora displayed her versatility against the nationally-ranked Skyhawks, who had qualified for eight of the past 11 NCAA Tournaments, scoring nine points in addition to totaling season highs of 12 rebounds and five assists. She did not commit any turnovers and also added a steal while shooting 4-of-8. Evora has made an immediate impact in her first season of college hoops, scoring 11.2 points per game while leading the Purple Knights in free throws (39) – a figure good for a tie for 10th in the NE-10 – and standing second on the squad in assists (25), three-pointers (12), blocks (8) and steals (18). She has committed only 20 turnovers. Already one of only two Purple Knights 5’7″ or shorter to ever block as many as eight shots in one season, Evora also turned in a rare feat on Dec. 20 by becoming just the third player in program history to go at least 11-for-11 on free throws. However, she was the first to do so in an opposing gym.
Saint Michael’s is 3-8 overall and 2-5 in the NE-10 heading into its Saturday contest with Le Moyne College. Tip-off from the Ross Sports Center is set for 1:30 p.m. The Purple Knights sit one game out of fourth place and two games out of second in the NE-10 Northeast Division, as the top five from the league’s two divisions qualify for the postseason.