DELHI, N.Y. (January 18, 2018) – The USCAA released its fifth edition of the Division II Women's Basketball Coaches' Poll, which has SUNY Delhi slotted at number nine with 286 points. The Broncos were ranked sixth in each of the previous four polls.
Despite the drop, head coach Vicki Andruszkiewicz has her team playing at top form. The 11-7 Broncos are coming off a tough stretch where they've faced three strong opponents in College of St. Joseph, NHTI and NAIA member Fisher. Both the Fighting Saints (11th, Division I) and Lynx (10th, Division II) are ranked in this week's poll. Delhi has another big test at Maine Fort Kent on Friday, where the Bengals are tied for seventh in this week's Division I rankings.
Sophomore guard Samiaya Salley ranks third in all USCAA with 23.2 ppg., logging 13 20-point games, including three 30-point performances. Salley had back-to-back 28-point games against College of St Joseph last Wednesday and NHTI on Saturday, and currently has 832 career points. The native of Highland Falls, N.Y. looks to become the second Bronco ever to amass the 1,000 point milestone, as well as reaching the feat in just two years; SUNY Delhi Hall-of-Famer Jennifer LePinnet-Clark (2002-04) was the first. Freshman guard/forward Camryn McDonald recently recorded her 13th double-double at Fisher on Wednesday, totaling a team-best 15 points and 15 rebounds. McDonald ranks fifth in USCAA Division II with 13.5 rpg., and even recorded one triple-double against Penn State Hazleton on Dec. 8 (23 pts., 25 reb., 11 ast.).
Central Maine topped the poll again this week with 347 points. Maine Augusta took second with 334 points, while Warren Wilson and Villa Maria finished tied for third with 333 points. Johnson & Wales Charlotte, who were ranked tied for second last week, dropped to fifth with 332 points.