NORTH BOSTON, N.Y. — Penn State Altoona forward/center Alexis Cannistraci (Tyrone, Pennsylvania/Tyrone) was selected as the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s Player of the Week in women’s basketball on Monday, Dec. 13.
Cannistraci had a big week in two AMCC games for the Lions, including becoming the Penn State Altoona women’s basketball program’s all-time leading scorer.
In Wednesday night’s 59-55 loss at AMCC rival Mount Aloysius College, Cannistraci scored 20 points to move into first place on the team’s all-time scoring list while also grabbing a season-high 16 rebounds to notch her second double-double of the year, and she added one assist, one steal, and one block. During Saturday afternoon’s 70-54 win at home against conference foe Pitt-Bradford, she scored 20 points again to go along with eight assists, seven rebounds, three steals, and one block.
On the week, Cannistraci averaged 20.0 points per game, 11.5 rebounds per game, 4.5 assists per game, a 2.3 assist-to-turnover ratio, 2.0 steals per game, and 1.0 block per game. Through 11 games this season, she currently leads the AMCC in scoring average (17.7 points per game), field goals made (70), free throws made (52), and free throw percentage (80.0 percent).
After passing former teammate Finnley Christine to attain the Penn State Altoona women’s basketball program’s all-time scoring record on Wednesday (Dec. 8), Cannistraci currently sits atop the team’s career points list with 1,306 points in 86 games.
This is Cannistraci’s first AMCC Player of the Week award this season, and it is the fifth of her collegiate career.
Penn State Altoona women’s basketball is 2-9 overall and 1-4 in the AMCC. The Lions’ next game is Monday, Dec. 20, when the team hosts nonconference opponent Chatham University at 2 p.m. in the Adler Arena.