December 31, 2018--Mount St. Mary's freshman Vado Morse has been named the Northeast Conference Co-Rookie of the Week. Morse matched a career-high with 18 points in the Mount's 71-53 loss at Minnesota on Sunday. He is the fourth Mountaineer to win NEC Rookie of the Week honors this season, joining teammates Dee Barnes, Malik Jefferson and Nana Opoku.
Morse scored 13 of his game-high 18 points in the second half to help the Mountaineers rally. He scored eight consecutive points for the Mount in the second half to help trim a 16-point deficit to six with seven minutes remaining. Morse finished the game 7-of-16 from the field and 3-of-5 from beyond the arc in 29 minutes of action. He added two assists, two rebounds and a steal in the game. The freshman guard is averaging 14.3 points over the past four games to lift his season scoring average to 11.5 points per game.