by Alan Babbitt
Hope College's Francesca Buchanan has received Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Women's Basketball Player of the Week honors for the second consecutive week.
The senior forward from Grant, Michigan (Sparta HS) was chosen after averaging 20.5 points and earning Most Valuable Player honors at the Ohio Wesleyan University Bishop Classic/Hoops for Hope last week.
Buchanan led Hope to victories against No. 16-ranked University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and Ohio Wesleyan.
On Friday, Buchanan totaled a game-high 18 points during a 63-57 victory against unbeaten Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She also grabbed four rebounds, dished out two assists and recorded two steals.
On Saturday, Buchanan topped all scorers with 23 points during the championship game against Ohio Wesleyan. She also collected seven rebounds and one steal.
Buchanan shot 68.2 percent from the field during the tournament (15-22).
This is the seventh time in Buchanan's career she has been named MIAA Player of the Week.