Monmouth’s Justin Robinson earns second MAAC Player of the Week honor

Courtesy of MonmouthHawks.com

WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – Monmouth senior guard Justin Robinson (Lake Katrine, NY/Kingston) has collected his second MAAC Player of the Week honor after setting the program’s Division I scoring record on Monday. He averaged 26.5 points per game for the week in two wins.

Robinson set Monmouth’s Division I scoring record at Marist, hitting a three to move into first before netting two more triples in 52 seconds to extend the Monmouth lead in the second half. He finished with 24 points on 6-13 shooting. He then took over against then-second place Saint Peter’s, scoring 29 points, 26 coming after the half in an overtime victory. During a stretch in the second half with the Hawk down eight, Robinson netted 14 consecutive Monmouth points to get MU over the hump to tie a program record with their ninth straight win. He added nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and shot 88.9 percent from the foul line.

This marks the second MAAC Player of the Week honor for Robinson, earning his first on January 23 after MU went 3-0 in MAAC play over a week. He is currently leading the MAAC in scoring at 19 points per game.

Robinson and the Hawks are back on the floor tonight at Rider at 7:00 p.m.

MAAC Rookie of the Week
Peter Kiss, Quinnipiac
Fr., 6-5, G, New York, NY/Notre Dame (MA)

Kiss set career highs in all three major categories in a win over Niagara on Saturday, tallying 23 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. He had a huge first half (16 points, eight rebounds, six assists) to stake the Bobcats to a 22-point halftime lead, and after Niagara came back to close the lead to just six points with 2:30 left, he had a key three-point play to push the lead to nine. Kiss also tied for team-high honors with 19 points in a loss to Siena on Monday, while adding seven assists. For the week, Kiss averaged 21.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists while shooting 58.6 percent from the floor.

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