Liz Waleski is averaging four points in 15 minutes per game as part of the rotation on the 5-4 Misericordia University women’s basketball team.
The junior from Pittston Area is in her third season on the team. She started four of 25 games as a freshman, two of 28 as a sophomore and one of nine of her junior season going into Saturday’s game at Keystone College.
Waleski is 7-for-8 from the free throw line (87.5 percent) and shooting 27.5 percent from the floor and 27.6 from the line while producing 4.1 points. She also is contributing 1.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.
The 5-foot-7 guard had seven points and three rebounds to help Misericordia extend its winning streak to four games before taking a 10-day break for Christmas. She hit a 3-pointer early in a 17-4 run that erased an eight-point deficit in the final 6:31 of a 59-56 win over the University of Mary Washington Dec. 20 at the Cruzin Classic in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Waleski has scored 18 points in a game three times in her college career, including once each as a freshman and sophomore when she did so by hitting six 3-pointers. She was Misericordia’s top 3-point shooter, both in terms of baskets made (37) and percentage (37.4) during her freshman season with the Cougars.
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