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Four UConn athletes from three sports earn weekly conference honors

Men’s hockey had a pair of honorees, while men’s and women’s basketball had one.

The UConn Huskies take on the Maryland Terrapins in a women's college basketball game at the XL Center in Hartford, CT on November 19, 2017.
The UConn Huskies take on the Maryland Terrapins in a women's college basketball game at the XL Center in Hartford, CT on November 19, 2017.
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Despite the Thanksgiving holiday, UConn athletics remained in full swing and after the week was over, four Huskies were given weekly honors by their respective conferences from three sports.

Men’s hockey has been playing well as of late, getting wins in both of their games this week, one each against Vermont and RIT. After the 2-0-0 week, Adam Huska and Jesse Schwartz were both named to the Hockey East top performers list.

Huska played very well in net through both games, making 39 saves on 40 shots against the Catamounts, including 19 in the third period. He followed it up with 21 saves on Saturday, allowing just one goal.

Schwartz had a strong offensive weekend. He has six points in his last six games (5-1—6) and scored twice with an assist across the week. His tally against Vermont set a new career high in goals.

The women’s basketball team dispatched No. 4 UCLA and Michigan State to improve to 5-0. Napheesa Collier was a large part of the effort, scoring a team-high 23 points against the Bruins and adding 14 more against the Spartans to go along with a combined eight assists and 19 rebounds in the two games. She was named to the five-person all-conference weekly team.

While their male counterparts were less successful, with a 1-2 record in the PK80 Invitational, but Jalen Adams played well out in Portland, getting an honor roll nod from The American.

He was in double figures in all three games, leading the Huskies with 22 points against Michigan State and notching a game-high 25 against Arkansas. He also had five steals.

In the professional ranks, former men’s basketball standout Daniel Hamilton was named the NBA G League performer of the week after he averaged a triple-double in three games for the Oklahoma City Blue.