Dec. 11, 2019
Biola forward Jessilyn Conicelli has been named the GSAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 5-11, becoming the first Biola player to earn the honor since the 2003-04 season.
Conicelli, a sophomore from Redlands, tallied 36 points and 23 rebounds to help lead Biola to a pair of GSAC wins last week. On Tuesday, January 6, she scored a career-high 21 points and added nine rebounds and five steals as the Eagles upset No. 5 Azusa Pacific 61-56. Conicelli was 10-for-14 from the field in the game to help Biola record its first home win over the arch-rival Cougars in 12 years.
On Saturday, Concicelli recorded game-highs of 15 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists to lead Biola to a 62-49 win at San Diego Christian.
Conicelli has been having an outstanding sophomore campaign, averaging 11.7 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. Her rebounding numbers currently have her ranked No. 4 in NAIA Division I.
Conicelli becomes the first GSAC women's basketball Player of the Week from Biola since the 2003-04 season when Shelby Hill earned the final honor of the season.
The Eagles are off to their second-best start in the last 20 years and are currently ranked No. 18 in the NAIA Division I National Poll. Biola has a 10-3 overall record and has won its last six-straight games and is tied for fourth in the GSAC with a 3-2 mark.
No. 18 Biola saw its six-game winning streak come to a sudden end as a subpar shooting night led to a 55-49 win by No. 10 Westmont College in a GSAC game on Tuesday (Jan. 13) night at Chase Gymnasium.
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