CARR CLAIMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK ACCOLADES FOR CACC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
NEW HAVEN, CT - Catherine Carr of Holy Family University has claimed Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Basketball Player of the Week accolades for the week ending Sunday, Dec. 13. Chestnut Hill's Lindsay Alexander was the pick for Rookie of the Week.
Carr, a 5-10 junior forward from Bedminster, NJ, led the Tigers to a 4-0 week with averages of 17.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.75 steals per-game. She shot 48.3-percent (29-for-60) from the field and 75.0-percent (8-for-12) from the charity stripe. Carr tallied 24 points against both Wilmington and American International and recorded 19 points at Georgian Court.
Alexander, a 5-11 freshman forward from Huntingdon Valley, PA, averaged 17.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per-game while shooting 68.4-percent from the field in a 1-1 week for the Griffins. She registered 24 points and nine rebounds against Georgian Court.
Amelia Simmons, Wilmington (Sr., F, 5-11, Wilmington, DE) - Averaged 23.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per-game in a 1-2 week for the Wildcats.
Kate Brennan, Philadelphia (Sr., F, 5-10, Stratford, NJ) - Posted averages of 22.0 points and 3.5 rebounds per-game in a 2-0 week for the Lady Rams.
Quay Baskerville, Felician (Jr., F, 5-11, Hartford, CT) - Averaged 21.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per-game in a 2-0 week for the Golden Falcons.
Jasmine Minter, Nyack (Sr., G, 5-8, Richmond, VA) - Tallied 17 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and three steals in a win over Post.
Bloomfield - The Lady Deacons won a pair of CACC games last week. Tuesday night's victory over Caldwell marked the 100th career vicotry for head coach Jerry Wimberly. Tiffany McDaniel led the way with 18 points against the Cougars. Freshman Lliriana Lulgjuraj emerged in the victory over Concordia with a career-high 17 points.
Caldwell - The Cougars were 0-2 last week, losing at Bloomfield 59-50 and dropping a non-conference game at Adelphi, 82-77. Freshman center Gillian Felix notched her fourth double-double of the season with a career-high 19 points and 14 rebounds at Adelphi. Caldwell hosts the ECAC Holiday Classic this Saturday and Sunday in the George R. Newman Center. Caldwell plays Le Moyne on Saturday before facing East Stroudsburg on Sunday, with both games scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m. The men's and women's teams from Dominican and the men's team from Adelphi also are participating.
Felician - At 3-2, Felician is off to its best start since 1999-2000, when it was 4-1. The Golden Falcons are 2-0 in the CACC for the first time since 2005-06. Senior Janelle Biamonte has three double-doubles in five games from the small forward position. Felician out-rebounded its two opponents last week by a combined 100-57.
Georgian Court - The Lions snapped their season-high five-game losing streak Thursday evening with a 77-70 OT victory over conference-rival Chestnut Hill College. GCU went 39-48 from the free throw line in the contest (81 %). Georgian Court hosts two non-conference contests this week, taking on Cheyney University Wednesday night and UMASS-Lowell Sunday. The Lions will then be off until 1/5 at Wilmington University.
Holy Family - After a 10-day break, Holy Family returned to action by winning four games in six days. The Tigers (7-1, 3-0 CACC) picked up wins against Wilmington (74-58), Goldey-Beacom (79-52), Georgian Court (71-55) and American International (73-60). Forward Catherine Carr led the Tigers in scoring in three of the wins (24 vs. WILM and AIC and 19 vs. GCU). Forwards Erin Mann and Meghan Gibson both had 11 points vs. Goldey-Beacom. Mann set career-highs with 14 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks against GCU. Last Tuesday, Carr was honored with the Sam Cozen Player of the Week Award by the Philadelphia Small College Coaches Association, becoming the first women's player to earn the award in the Association's 20+ year history. Holy Family is currently on a seven-game winning streak. The Tigers have won 88 consecutive regular season CACC games. The team is four wins away from tying the Division II record for most consecutive regular season conference wins. The record is held by Saint Rose who won 92 straight NYCAC regular season games from February 1996 to February 1999. Holy Family has also won 56 straight regular season home games. Holy Family is off this week and returns to the court on Monday, December 21 against visiting Millersville at 6 p.m.
Philadelphia - The Lady Rams have now rolled to three-straight conference wins, doing it in heart-stopping fashion. This past week, the Lady Rams won two games by an average of 1.5 points. The first was a road victory (71-69) at Goldey-Beacom as Kate Brennan led with 20 points. Just two days later, PhilaU notched a 69-68 win in a rematch of the 2009 CACC Championship contest vs. Wilmington, as Brennan again was at the forefront with 23 points. The squad is now in the midst of a 10-day brea, and will resume action on Sunday (12/20) vs. St. Michael's College at 2 p.m. at home.
USP - Senior Erin Chesnavich (Pittston, Pa.) recorded two consecutive double-doubles on the week. Chesnavich also moved into eighth place on the Devils all-time scoring list this week with 1,239 points. Junior Caitlin Shaw (Eatontown, N.J.) recorded her first career double -double against Cheyney with 19 points and 12 rebounds. The Devils are off until January 5, 2010 when they host Holy Family University.