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Women’s basketball notebook: Ex-Central Valley star Madison Hovren breaks records at West Point

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Former Central Valley standout Madison Hovren leads the Patriot League in scoring at 18 points per game for Army. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Former Central Valley standout Madison Hovren leads the Patriot League in scoring at 18 points per game for Army. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Army senior forward Madison Hovren – the Greater Spokane League’s all-time leading scorer during her time at Central Valley – is back to her record-breaking ways.

The Patriot League’s leading scorer (18 points per game) and rebounder (12.8 rebounds per game) recorded her 50th career double-double in a 60-48 win over rival Navy on Saturday, setting Army’s all-time record.

Hovren ranks second in career scoring at Army (1,584 points) behind Kelsey Minato (2,556).

She also ranks third in career rebounds (1,006) for the Black Knights (10-14, 5-8 Patriot).

Hovren, who scored 1,355 points at CV, was named the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association Player of the Week on Tuesday.

Dingus shines for Saint Martin’s

Former University standout Claire Dingus has transitioned to the NCAA Division II level with aplomb.

Dingus, a true freshman, averages 12.8 points and 7.6 rebounds for Saint Martin’s (5-19, 3-13 GNAC), coached by Ferris grad Christy Martin.

The Saints’ roster also includes Megan Nilsson (Mt. Spokane), Emma Kennedy (University) and Mallory Kessler (Lind-Ritzville/Sprague).

Bucs named All-NWC

Whitworth guards Camy Aguinaldo and Madison Moffat were named to the All-Northwest Conference second team this week.

Aguinaldo, a sophomore, averaged a team-high 13.7 points and three assists for the Pirates, who were a game short of reaching the Northwest Conference Tournament.

Under first-year coach Joial Griffith, Whitworth recently completed its first winning season in three years, finishing 13-12 and 8-8 in NWC play.

Moffat, a senior, averaged 8.2 points and 6.5 rebounds.

Idaho’s Ferenz near Big Sky record

Idaho senior guard Mikayla Ferenz is already the Vandals’ all-time leading scorer.

She’s on the cusp of setting the Big Sky Conference’s mark.

Ferenz is 61 points shy of breaking former Idaho State star Natalie Doma’s record of 2,235 points.

The Vandals (14-9, 11-3 Big Sky), tied for first place with Portland State, play host to Northern Arizona (9-15, 5-10) on Thursday and Southern Utah (6-18, 3-12) on Saturday.

Morrow ranks eighth in EWU career scoring

Eastern Washington senior Violet Kapri Morrow has moved up to No. 8 in career scoring (1,207 points) for the Eagles.

Morrow, who averages 19.4 points, has reached double figures in 24 straight games.

The Eagles (7-16, 6-8) entertain Southern Utah on Thursday and Northern Arizona on Saturday.

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