Athlete of the Week: Topé Obajolu, Women’s Basketball
Jan. 17-23, 2011
Junior Topé Obajolu had an outstanding all-around week, leading the Retrievers to a 2-1 record. She averaged 18.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.3 blocks per game while shooting 60 percent (21-for-35) from the floor. After scoring eight points at Boston University, Obajolu broke out of a mini-slump with back-to-back 20-point performances – the first two of her career. The 6-3 center from Randallstown, Md., dominated inside in UMBC’s 67-60 double-overtime win over Hartford with 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting to go along with eight rebounds, four blocks and a career-high five assists. Obajolu then poured in a career-best 28 points on 10-of-17 shooting and 8-of-10 from the foul line with five rebounds, two blocks and two assists in a 69-51 victory over New Hampshire. The 10 field goals and eight free throws were also career highs. Obajolu, the America East Player of the Game in both wins, scored 12 of UMBC’s first 14 points against the Wildcats. She also became the fifth Retriever ever to record 100 blocks in her career.
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