By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – One of the region’s best women’s basketball players is putting up big numbers for the University of the Sciences.
Junior guard/forward Brianne Traub is nearly averaging a double-double for the Division II Devils. Through 18 games, she’s scoring at a clip of 19.9 points a game while pulling down 8.6 rebounds. And it should be noted, she is also having a blast doing it.
“I love it,” Traub tells KYW Newsradio. “You can probably see it on my face, I love being out there and playing. I love my team. I love it here.”
Traub has helped Sciences to a 12-6 mark (7-4 in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference) under first-year head coach Jackie Hartzell.
“She’s very, very good,” Hartzell tells KYW Newsradio. “She is a flat out scorer. She’s a go-to player. I think she’s a leader of this team. We know when we need a basket we’re going to get her the ball and she’s going to produce. She’s not even just a scorer, she’s been putting up some big numbers with rebounding and she’s playing much better defense now than she had in the beginning of the season. So she’s just a complete player.”