ODAC Players of the Week: January 11

ODAC Players of the Week: January 11

Swimming Back in Action Following Lay-off

It was an exciting weekend in both men's and women's basketball as the ODAC standings start to take shape with teams entering into the conference-heavy portions of their schedules.  Swimming also returned to action following its holiday lay-off with a pair of meets in league action.

In men's basketball, D.J. Hinson led No. 24 Eastern Mennonite to a pair of victories by averaging 28 points and canning 13-of-20 shots from beyond the arc.  In a win over Washington and Lee, the junior wing went 12-of-15 from the field, hitting 7-of-9 three-pointers on the way to matching his career-high of 34 points.  He later added 22 markers with six makes from long-distance in a win over Roanoke.

On the women's side, Molly Ariail notched her third weekly honor and second straight by leading Randolph-Macon to three conference victories.  R-MC handed Roanoke College its first ODAC loss of the season on Friday night as Ariail collected 29 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 12-of-17 from the field.  In the first half of that contest, she accounted for 21 of Randolph-Macon's 30 points going into the intermission.

In swimming, Randolph-Macon's Lizzy Buckley helped the Yellow Jackets post a 114-44 victory over Hollins in its first meet since the holiday break.  Buckley won the 50-yard freestyle and the 200-yard butterfly, posted times within the top-10 in the ODAC in both events so far this season.

Listed below is each of this week's ODAC Players of the Week.  Click each link to learn more about that athlete's performances.

Men's Basketball: D.J. Hinson, Eastern Mennonite University

Women's Basketball: Molly Ariail, Randolph-Macon College

Swimming: Lizzy Buckley, Randolph-Macon College