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Eells and Luckhardt Earn Post Season Honors for Huskies' Women's Basketball

A pair of Huskies' women's basketball rookies earned post-season honors after their outstanding freshman campaigns.  Freshmen forward Chantel Eells (Turner, Maine/Leavitt) earned recognition from the Little East Conference, and guard Jackie Luckhardt (Londonderry, N.H.) garnered accolades from the Maine Women's Basketball Coaches' Association (MWBCA). 

USM’s Chantel Eells Named to 2017 All-Little East Conference Rookie Team 

GORHAM, Maine   – Freshman forward Chantel Eells (Turner, Maine/Leavitt) of the University of Southern Maine Huskies' women's basketball team has been named to the 2017 Little East Conference All-Rookie team following a vote of LEC coaches.  The Little East Conference made the announcement Tuesday morning.

            Eells had a strong rookie campaign for the Huskies, quickly establishing herself as USM's starting forward early in the season, playing in all 26 of the Huskies' games while starting in 22.   Averaging 6.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 blocked shots per game, Eells finished the season ranked fifth in the conference in blocked shots, and first overall for freshman.  In conference action, Eells' averages increased to 7.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.1 blocked shots per game.  READ MORE

Southern Maine’s Jackie Luckhardt Named to MWBCA All-Rookie Team GORHAM, Maine   – Freshman guard Jackie Luckhardt (Londonderry, N.H.) of the University of Southern Maine Huskies' women's basketball team has been named to the 2017 Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association (MWBCA) following a vote of member coaches.

            Luckhardt had an outstanding rookie campaign for the Huskies, quickly assuming the role of starting guard, playing in all 26 of the Huskies' contests while starting in 25.  Luckhardt averaged 7.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.2 steals per contest, finishing the season ranked first in the Little East Conference in steals with 58. Luckhardt was the Huskies' third-leading scorer and rebounder, and led the team in steals and assists.  In conference action, Luckhardt improved her production to average 8.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.  The Huskies' 5-4 guard scored in double-figures in seven games, setting a career-high of 19 points against Plymouth State (February 16).  She set career-highs of eight rebound on three occasions at (Rhode Island College; February 11), seven assists (Southern Vermont; November 20), and six steals (Salem State, December 6). READ MORE