NOTEBOOK: Pair of Bulls sweep weekly AAC awards

Sydni Harvey scored in double figures for the seventh time in her last nine games in Sunday’s victory over Temple. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE/USF ATHLETICS

It should come as no surprise to anyone who watched Sunday’s 99-51 rout of Temple: A pair of USF women’s basketball players took home AAC weekly honors, the league announced Monday.

Freshman guard Elena Tsineke and sophomore guard Sydni Harvey were named Freshman of the Week and Player of the Week, respectively. The weekly honor is Tsineke’s second of the season and the first for Harvey.

The duo combined for 50 points (25 each) in Sunday’s win, tying a career high for Harvey and setting one for Tsineke. Harvey’s double-figure performance was her seventh in her last nine games, while Tsineke’s was her fourth straight and 13th in her 18-game career.

Tsineke and Harvey are Nos. 1 and 2 in scoring on the team, averaging 12.7 and 12.2 points per game, respectively.

Brown makes weekly Honor Roll

USF men’s basketball junior guard/forward Justin Brown was named to the weekly AAC Honor Roll, the league announced Monday.

In the Bulls’ lone game last week against Memphis on Saturday, Brown recorded his second double-double of the season with 14 points and a career-high 16 rebounds.

Brown is second on the team in rebounds per game and fourth in scoring, averaging 5.2 and 7.9, respectively.

USF hockey wins conference championship

USF’s club hockey team won the Southern Collegiate Hockey Conference championship over the weekend thanks to a 6-2 victory over Embry-Riddle on Saturday and a 3-1 win against Tampa on Sunday.

Bulls goalie Samuel Coleman stood tall, stopping 73 of the 76 shots he faced over the weekend. Meanwhile, USF’s skaters struck early and often, including three unanswered goals in the first period of the championship game against the Sparatns to give the Bulls all the offense they needed.

USF, which is ranked No. 1 in the South Region of DIII of the American Collegiate Hockey Association, plays two home games against Miami on Friday and Saturday nights, both at 8 o’clock at AdventHealth Center Ice in Wesley Chapel.

Provided the 16-6-1 Bulls don’t slip from the top two spots in the region after the games against the 5-17 Hurricanes, they would receive an auto-bid to Nationals in Plano, Texas, rather than having to go through Regionals in Wesley Chapel.