Rider University rookie, ex-Senator Allen honored by MAAC again

Jordan Allen

Dover High grad Jordan Allen, a redshirt freshman on the Rider men’s basketball team, has been named MAAC Rookie of the Week for the second-straight week.

Allen averaged a team-high 18.7 points to go along with 4.0 rebounds per game in the Broncs’ 3-0 week at the Las Vegas Invitational Upper Division Championship. He shot 45.5 percent (10-for-22) from three-point range, hitting at least three threes in all three games.

For his effort, Allen was named to the Las Vegas Invitational All-Tournament Team.

Allen began the week with 15 points and four rebounds, knocking down 3-of-6 three-point attempts in a 67-65 win at George Washington, giving Rider its first win over an Atlantic 10 team since Dec. 22, 2010. He then scored 17 points on 7-of-13 field-goal attempts, including 3-of-7 three-point attempts, in a 90-82 win over UC Irvine on Thursday.

His game-high 22 points on 7-of-17 shooting (4-of-9 three-point field goals) then pushed Rider to a 94-80 win over Hampton on Friday. For the season, Allen is averaging a team-best 17.8 points per game, while shooting 46.8 percent (22-of-47) from long range.

He’s scored double figures and hit at least three three-point field goals in all six games this season.

College field hockey

UD’s Nauck named region’s top player: The program’s first winner a year ago, Delaware junior Greta Nauck has repeated as the Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Mid-Atlantic Region Player of the Year in field hockey.

Nauck led the Blue Hens to their fifth straight Colonial Athletic Association Tournament title, a record of 15-5 and Delaware’s ninth trip to the NCAA Tournament.

The CAA Player of the Year in back-to-back seasons, Nauck finished the year with 56 points on 25 goals and six assists while ranking second nationally with 1.25 goals per game and third with 2.8 points per contest.

In three seasons with the Hens, Nauck is atop the Delaware record books with 159 career points and 69 career goals.

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