BASKETBALL ace Johannah Leedham has continued to extend her record-breaking season as a freshman in the USA college lea gue.
The Ellesmere Port-born player, who is studying at and playing for Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire with her sister Jennifer, has won both the player and freshman-of-the-week awards.
She was the first player in women's college basketball history ever to win both awards and has now done it five times. She has now won the freshman-of-the-week award an amazing nine out of 10 weeks this season.
Her impact has been such that in the January 15 edition of Sports Illustrated she appeared in the Faces in the Crowd section for the top US college sports stars.
Leedham averaged 24.5 points, six rebounds, 5.5 assists and 5.5 steals in a week where her team, the Franklin Pierce Ravens, beat Assumption College and lost to the College of Saint Rose in Northeast-10 Division Two.
She hit 55.6% of her three-point attempts and converted 82.4% of her free-throws.
She bagged a game-high 31 points in the 61-58 victory over Assumption College and netted a team-best 18 points with six assists, five steals and four rebounds in the 75-67 loss to Saint Rose.
Johannah is now right in contention for the Northeast-10 player-of-the-year award in her first collegiate season after scoring 20-plus points in all but seven games, reaching 30 points five times and led the Ravens scoring in 16 of their 21 games.
Lying just 16 points off 500 for the season, Johannah plays later today with two more records in her sights. She needs to make just two free-throws to surpass Kari Hunt's single-season record of 147 set in 1997-98 and she is also eight steals shy of Tricia O'Brien's single-season record of 94 set in 1984-85.