Rebecca Prociak leads King’s women into tie for first place

By Tom Robinson - For Sunday Dispatch
Holy Redeemer graduate Rebecca Prociak, of Jenkins Twp., scored 10 of her 18 points in the fourth quarter to rally King’s to its sixth straight victory Thursday night. - Aimee Dilger | Sunday Dispatch

WILKES-BARRE – Rebecca Prociak has helped make sure the King’s College women have been a different basketball team since a Jan. 17 loss at Misericordia.

The Holy Redeemer graduate from Jenkins Township was at it again Thursday night.

Prociak scored 10 of her 18 points in the fourth quarter to rally King’s to its sixth straight victory, avenging the team’s biggest loss of the season and lifting the Lady Monarchs back into a tie for the Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom lead with a 74-59 victory over visiting Misericordia.

King’s outscored Misericordia, 26-10, in the fourth quarter to come from behind. The Lady Monarchs began their winning streak immediately after losing 64-38 at Misericordia.

Thursday’s win improved King’s to 9-2 in the MAC Freedom and moved the Lady Monarchs (14-8 overall) into a tie for the lead with FDU-Florham. Misericordia (7-4 and 14-8) is in third place.

Prociak has scored at least 18 points while leading the Lady Monarchs in scoring in three of the last four games.

The sophomore forward had a career-high 20 points Jan. 27 at Manhattanville and also led the team in rebounds (nine), assists (four) and blocked shots (three) during the 65-62 conference win.

Prociak has had 18 points in consecutive games, including a 58-44 win over Eastern University Feb. 3.

Against Misericordia, Prociak was 7-for-10 from the floor and 4-for-5 from the line.

On the season, Prociak leads King’s in scoring (13.9 per game) and offensive rebounds (2.9) while ranking second on the team in rebounds (8.3), assists (2.1) and blocked shots (0.7).

Holy Redeemer graduate Rebecca Prociak, of Jenkins Twp., scored 10 of her 18 points in the fourth quarter to rally King’s to its sixth straight victory Thursday night.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_Prociak.jpgHoly Redeemer graduate Rebecca Prociak, of Jenkins Twp., scored 10 of her 18 points in the fourth quarter to rally King’s to its sixth straight victory Thursday night. Aimee Dilger | Sunday Dispatch

By Tom Robinson

For Sunday Dispatch

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