Blakney and Hooks Take Weekly Skyline Awards

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Blakney and Hooks Take Skyline Weekly Awards

- Blakney named Player of the Week, Hooks Named Rookie of the Week -

Lawrenceville, N.J. - Junior guard Kimberly Blakney (Brooklyn, N.Y./Benjamin Banneker) and freshman guard Shemique Hooks (Westbury, N.Y./Westbury) were named the Skyline Conference Player and Rookie of the Week for women's basketball on Monday, December 15th.

Blakney, the Skyline Player of the Week, sparked the Rams to a 2-0 week by averaging 20.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 7.0 steals per game. Blakney, who currently leads the conference in both scoring and steals, recorded 26 points, six rebounds and seven steals in a Skyline win over Bard. She then posted 14 points, six rebounds, six assists and seven steals in a 66-57 win over Oswego State.

Hooks picked up her second Skyline Rookie of the Week award this season. The Skyline Conference’s leading scorer among freshmen (18.2 ppg), Farmingdale State College rookie Shemique Hooks had a big week, averaging 20.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 4.0 steals in a 2-0 week for the Rams. Hooks had 10 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals against Bard. She then recorded season-highs of 30 points and 12 rebounds against Oswego for her second double-double of the season.

The Skyline Conference Weekly Reports for fall sports are announced by the Conference on Monday nights. Reports (including players of the week and statistics) are available to view on the Skyline website at