Sandburg’s Bentley Named Region 4 Player of the Week for Nov. 20-26
Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball sophomore Elly Bentley has been named the Region 4 Division II Player of the Week for Nov. 20-26 after matching her career high in scoring and helping the Chargers to their fifth straight win.
Bentley took home the honor after dropping 32 points in Sandburg’s 72-69 come-from-behind victory over Elgin on Nov. 21. The sophomore guard out of Limestone High School finished 10 of 28 from the field and 12 of 17 at the free-throw line as the Chargers rallied from a 10-point deficit in the final 4:30.
Bentley added five assists, four rebounds and two steals in the win. Her point total matched the career-best 32 she put up in a victory last season at Southeastern Iowa.
Bentley has five outings this season of at least 20 points, and she’s averaging 22.3 points through seven games, which ranks third in Region 4. She’s helped the Chargers open the season with a 6-1 record ahead of a 5:30 p.m. contest Tuesday at home against Marian Ancilla.