Cager Stoyle, fencer Mattos are UAA athletes of week
Men's basketball team now 15-5 for season; women's fencers are 15-9Brandeis University junior Alex Stoyle and rookie Caroline Mattos have been selected as University Athletic Association Athletes of the Week for men’s basketball and women’s fencing, respectively.
Stoyle, a forward, was honored for the first time in his career. In the Judges’ 1-1 week against UAA foes, he averaged 21 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots per game. He hit 74 percent from the floor (14 of 19) and 64 percent from 3-point range (7 of 11) while making all seven of his free throws.
In a 72-67 win over Emory University on Feb. 1, Stoyle led Brandeis to victory with his first collegiate double-double, scoring 27 points and grabbing 13 rebounds, both career-highs, while also blocking three shots. Stoyle started the game on fire, scoring nine points and grabbing seven rebounds in the first 10 minutes of play. He had 14 points by halftime and finished shooting 9-of-12 overall, 4-of-7 from 3-point range and 5-of-5 from the line.
Two days later, the Judges, ranked No. 25 in the nation by d3hoops.com at the time, were defeated by top-ranked Rochester, 66-59. Stoyle had just two rebounds and no points in the first half after picking up two early fouls. Despite that, he finished just short of a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds. Stoyle went 5-for-7 overall, 3-for-4 from deep and 2-for-2 from the line with seven rebounds and two blocked shots in the second half as the Judges cut a 14-point deficit to one but could not claw all the way back.
Overall this season for the Judges, who are now 15-5, Stoyle is averaging nine points and 5.4 rebounds per game, fourth and second on the team. He leads the squad with 13 blocked shots.
Mattos, a first-year foil fencer, earned UAA honors for the fourth time this season. Competing at MIT’s Eric Sollee Invitational, she tied for the team's best record at 11-4. She went 3-0 in three straight matches, a 15-12 Brandeis win over NYU, a 17-10 win over Haverford and a 16-11 loss to Stevens Institute of Technology. In other recent action, the Judges defeated Yeshiva University 23-4 and fell to Duke, 20-7, and Pennsylvania 20-7.
Mattos is leading the Brandeis team with a 63-12 record. The Judges are 15-9.
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