Purdue Calumet’s Patrice McBee Snags First League Honor of Career

PUC-PeregrinsWith back-to-back double-double performances in Week 2 of the 2014-15 season, Purdue University Calumet women’s basketball forward Patrice McBee was honored as the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

McBee’s (Monterey, Ind./Culver Community) honor is the first in her career and the Peregrines first since the 2011-12 season.

The 6-foot-3 forward averaged 19.5 points and 14.0 rebounds to lead the No. 10 Peregrines to a pair of victories, as Purdue Calumet took down league foe Calumet College of St. Joseph, 87-54 on Nov. 5 followed by a 97-83 road win at Indiana Tech Nov. 6.

Against the Crimson Wave, McBee played just 19 minutes and recorded 17 points and 14 rebounds and then followed up that performance with a 22-point, 14-rebound effort against the Warriors of Indiana Tech.

For the week, McBee shot 65.4 percent (17 of 26) from the field and 83 percent (5 of 6) from the free throw line and chipped in averages of 3.0 blocks and 1.5 steals per contest.

Purdue Calumet (4-0) will look to keep its perfect record intact when the Peregrines travel to No. 19 Huntington Saturday. The Peregrines next home game is set for Wednesday, Nov. 19 against CCAC foe Olivet Nazarene beginning at 5 p.m.