WILMINGTON'S SIMMONS GARNERS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL WEEKLY ACCOLADES
NEW HAVEN, CT - Amelia Simmons of Wilmington University has garnered Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Basketball Player of the Week accolades for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 10. Torey Jones of Caldwell College was chosen Rookie of the Week for the third time this season.
Simmons, a 5-11 senior forward who hails from Wilmington, DE, averaged a double-double for the week with 23.3 points and 11.3 rebounds per-game. She shot 58.0-percent (29-for-50) from the field and chipped in 2.0 steals per-game. She recorded 24 points against both Georgian Court and Post and pulled down 15 rebounds against the Lions. She also notched 22 points and eight boards against West Chester.
Jones, a 5-8 freshman guard from North Providence, RI, registered 15.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists per-game in a 3-0 week for the Cougars. She shot 58.3-percent (7-for-13) from 3-point range and 88.2-percent (15-for-17) from the charity stripe. She tallied 20 points and 11 rebounds at Post and contributed 14 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a win over Georgian Court.
Quay Baskerville, Felician (Jr., F, 5-11, Hartford, CT) - Averaged 20.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals per-game in a 1-1 week.
Rachelle Sainten, Dominican (Sr., G, 5-8, Spring Valley, NY) - In a 1-1 week, averaged 17.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists per-game.
Christine McCollum, Holy Family (Sr., F, 6-1, Abington, PA) - In a 3-0 week, posted 14.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per-game.
Kate Brennan, Philadelphia (Sr., G/F, 5-10, Stratford, NJ) - Averaged 17.7 points and 3.3 rebounds per-game in a 2-1 week for the Lady Rams.
Bloomfield - The Lady Deacons moved to 3-1 in CACC play and remained unbeaten at home with a 1-1 week. Freshman Dre'Shonda Williams was outstanding in the two games, posting 13 points against both Dominican and Chestnut Hill. Center Tiffany McDaniel posted solid numbers against Chestnut Hill with 18 points and nine rebounds, which were both team-highs. Bloomfield is now 3-0 at home this season.
Caldwell - The Cougars won all three of their games last week to improve to 3-2 in the CACC and 7-5 overall. Freshman guard Torey Jones led Caldwell to a 70-54 win at Post on Tuesday with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Junior guard Kirsty Leedham paced the Cougars in wins over Felician and Georgian Court with 16 and 18 points, respectively. Through 12 games this season, Jones and Leedham have scored 181 points apiece to pace Caldwell offensively. The Cougars host Nyack on Monday in their only action of the week.
Felician - Felician's 95 points against Philadelphia on Saturday were a school record for a road game, and four shy of the most in program history. It was the Golden Falcons' first victory over Philadelphia since the Lady Rams joined the CACC in 2005. The Golden Falcons make-up a snowed out game with Saint Anselm on Jan. 13 at 5 p.m.
Georgian Court - GCU commenced 2010 with a three-game losing streak. The Lions look to snap their slide with two CACC contests this week (1/14 vs. Goldey-Beacom and 1/16 vs. Concordia College).
Holy Family - Holy Family (13-1, 6-0 CACC) increased its winning streak to 13 after earning victories in three CACC contests. The Tigers defeated USP (74-48), Chestnut Hill (74-46) and Dominican (66-43). Forward Christine McCollum scored her 1,000th career point against the Griffins. She is the 20th Tiger, second this season, to accomplish the milestone. Forward Catherine Carr moved up to 13th on the Holy Family career scoring list with 1,263 points. McCollum is 17th on the list with 1,019 The Tigers moved its regular season home winning streak to 59 after the win against Chestnut Hill on Thursday. The Tigers have won 81 straight contests when holding an opponent to under 60 points. Holy Family has won 90 consecutive regular season CACC contests, two shy from tying the NCAA Division II record. Holy Family is off this week before visiting Philadelphia and Concordia next week.
Philadelphia - The Lady Rams earned two solid wins this week, a victory of NE-10 rival Adelphi and another ‘W' at Georgian Court. Kate Brennan was phenomenal for the Lady Rams, shooting 50% from three-point range on the week. Senior forward Jessica Romano also continued to make waves for PhilaU, averaging 19.0 ppg after notching 25 vs. GCU. The Lady Rams take a 10-day hiatus before hosting Holy Family on Thursday (2/21) at the Gallagher Athletic Center.
Post - Since Post University's last game against Wilmington, the Eagles will have a 10-day break before traveling to New York to take on conference newcomer Concordia College. Following the game with Concordia, Post will play at home for three straight conference games against Nyack, Goldey Beacom, and Concordia.
USP - The Devils earned their first CACC win of the season on
Thursday with a 50-47 win over Goldey-Beacom College. Junior
Caitlin Shaw (Eatontown, N.J.) became the 24th women's basketball
player in school history to score 500 career points, reaching the
mark late in the second half against Nyack - she now has 501 for
her career. Senior Erin Chesnavich (Pittston, Pa.) had ten points
against Nyack and moved into 7th place on the Devils all-time
scoring list with 1,268 career points. Chesnavich also moved into
3rd place for blocked shots, recording three against Goldey-Beacom
to give her 119 for her career. Chesnavich currently leads the CACC
in FG% and ranks third nationally, making 66.1% of her shots (as of
the Jan. 3rd statistics report).