Freshman Sydney Lamberty returned to the stage with her fifth BIG EAST Freshman of the Week award on Monday, Feb. 9. Senior Alexis Akin-Otiko joined the praise with a spot on the BIG EAST Honor Roll.
Lamberty and Akin-Otiko led the Bluejays to a sweep of St. John’s (75-50 on Feb. 6) and #24 Seton Hall (81-73 on Feb. 8) during a weekend road trip to the New York, New Jersey area.
Riding a five-game winning streak the Bluejays have just one game this week as Creighton hosts Providence in Creighton’s annual Pink Game on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 1 pm.
BIG EAST Freshman of the Week
Sydney Lamberty, Creighton, Fr., G
Lamberty helped key a pair of crucial road wins for the Bluejays, averaging 14.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists against two of the top teams in the league. In Friday’s win at NR/RV St. John’s, the rookie totaled 11 points, five boards and three assists in just 28 minutes on the court. In Sunday’s win over RV/24 Seton Hall, Lamberty was one of four Creighton players to score in double figures, with 17 points, include a trio of three-pointers. She added a pair of dimes and six rebounds against the Pirates in the Bluejays’ upset win in South Orange.