NEWBERRY – Newberry College forward Haylee Lepaio helped lead her team to 2-0 starts to the 2013-14 basketball season and is a SAC women’s basketball player of the week.
Lepaio, a preseason All-SAC selection, got her season off to a big start, averaging 19.5 points and 7.5 rebounds as Newberry won games at Morris and Mount Olive last week.
Lepaio went for 12 points and nine rebounds in a 77-57 Wolves win over Morris, and then finished with 27 points and six boards on Saturday in a 74-72 victory at Mount Olive. The junior shot 56.2-percent from the floor in the two games.
Lepaio’s output last week currently places her third in the conference in scoring.