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Olivia Bradford (’12) CSAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

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General | | Chris Panter, Sports Information Director

Bradford, Hyden Collect Weekly CSAC Awards

ASTON, PA. — The Colonial States Athletic Conference honored two Gwynedd Mercy student-athletes in their weekly awards program. Olivia Bradford was named the CSAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week and Julian Hyden was chosen to the CSAC Men’s Basketball Honor Roll.

Bradford, who averaged 14.5 points a game in a 2-0 CSAC week, posted a game-high 17 points in the Griffins’ 55-53 win over Cabrini on Wednesday. With GMercyU leading by one with under a minute in the game, Bradford would hit a tough jumper in the paint for a 54-51 advantage to seal the victory. In the 69-63 victory at Centenary on Saturday, she scored 12 points and added five rebounds and three assists. Bradford shot a productive 53% from the field for the week (10-for-19) while connecting on 8-of-12 from the free throw line. She is the third Griffin this season to win the weekly award.

This season, Bradford is averaging just over 10 points a game while shooting over 44% from the floor while starting all 23 games for Gwynedd (19-4, 13-1 CSAC).

Hyden broke his scoring high total twice in two wins last week. On Wednesday, he hit the 30-point mark in the Griffins win at Summit, 95-80. He shot 10-of-16 from the floor to finish with an even 30. He then poured in 32 points and 15 rebounds, both career highs, in GMercyU’s 88-79 win over Immaculata on Saturday. He was 12-of-19 from the floor, adding five assists, three steals and a block. Hyden also hit 3-for-5 from downtown. This is the second time this season he has been named player of the week and the third member of the team to do so.

On the year, Hyden leads the team (17-6, 15-1 CSAC) in scoring (18.2 ppg), rebounding (8.8 rpg), three-pointers made (40), steals (39). He is second in blocks (23) and third in assists (54). Conference-wise, he is fifth overall in scoring, third in rebounding, third in field goal percentage and fifth in steals.

Both the women’s and men’s team close out the regular season this week. On Wednesday, the women host Rosemont on Senior Night, while the men head to Cairn. Saturday’s season finales have the women at Marywood, and the men at Cabrini. Both squads have secured at least a #1 or #2 seed and a first-round playoff bye and control their own destinies for the top spot and home-court advantage.

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