GIBSON NAMED WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Meghan Gibson of Holy Family University was named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Dec. 19. Jeanette Anderson of Caldwell College was chosen Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week.
Gibson, a 5-10 senior forward from Philadelphia, Pa., recorded 24 points, eight rebounds and three steals in a 68-48 road victory at Goldey-Beacom College on Thursday. She shot 5-for-6 from three-point range and 7-for-10 overall from the floor.
Anderson, a 6-1 freshman center from Lynn, Mass., registered 22 points on 9-for-12 shooting and grabbed three rebounds in a blowout victory over East Stroudsburg. She added one assist, one block and one steal in the game.
Christine Wooding, Philadelphia (Jr., F/C, 6-0, Northfield, NJ) - Tallied 20 points on 8-8 shooting and six rebounds in a win over Wilmington.
Jacinda Jones, Goldey-Beacom (Jr., G, 5-8, Claymont, DE) - In a 1-1 week, averaged 17.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals per-game.
Lauren Staats, Georgian Court (Sr., G, 5-7, Dunellen, NJ) - In two games, averaged 19.5 points, 2.5 assists and 3.5 steals per-game.
Quay Baskerville, Felician (Sr., F, 5-11, Hartford, CT) - Had 16 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals in a win over Chowan.
Bloomfield - The Lady Deacons got back to .500 on the season Sunday afternoon, as they rolled over non-conference opponent Southern Connecticut State University in a home contest. Senior center Tiffany McDaniel led the charge, posting a team-high 14 points, five rebounds and a pair of steals. Jamila Garrett provided the second low-post weapon for Bloomfield, posting 11points and six rebounds in one of her best performances of the season. Vanessa Lamison continued the outstanding start to her junior campaign, posting 13 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals, while Dre'Shonda Williams tallied nine points and three steals.
Caldwell - The Cougars played one game last week, topping East Stroudsburg, 83-53 in a non-conference game in the George R Newman Center. Freshman center Jeanette Anderson went 9-of-12 from the floor and made all four of her free throw attempts en route to a career-high 22 points. Senior Kirsty Leedham shot a perfect 4-of-4 from three-point range and added 18 points in the win. Caldwell plays a non-conference game at UMass-Lowell on Dec. 30.
Felician - Felician matched a school record with its seventh consecutive victory when it defeated Chowan, 67-57, at home on Friday. The Golden Falcons have matched the best start in program history; they were also 7-1 in 1998-99.
Georgian Court - Lauren Staats (Sr.) collected a career-high 28 points in GCU's 71-57 defeat to Bloomsburg University (12/19). It was the most points scored in a game by a Georgian Court player since Patti Foley ('08) contributed 29 points in an 81-71 OT victory vs. St. Thomas Aquinas back on 12/30/08. Chinyere Ozuzu (Fr.) tallied a double-double with 11 rebounds and 10 points in Sunday's loss to Bloomsburg. The Lions still seek its first victory since 2/13/10 vs. Felician (14 straight losses). Georgian Court returns to the floor on Thursday, December 30th when they welcome East Stroudsburg to the Wellness Center.
Goldey-Beacom - The Lightning have held three of their last four opponents to under 50 points, including a season-low 45 points allowed to Cheyney in a dominant 73-45 win on the road Saturday.
Holy Family - Holy Family, ranked 15th in the recent USA Today/ESPN Division II Top-25 Coaches' Poll, went 1-0 this past week after defeating Goldey-Beacom, 68-48, Thursday night. In the process, Holy Family increased its NCAA Division II record of consecutive regular season conference victories to 106. Senior Meghan Gibson led the Tigers with a career-high 24 points after shooting 7-of-10 from the field and 5-of-6 from beyond the arc. Holy Family returns to action after a 13-day layoff as the Tigers will travel to the west coast and compete in the Surf & Slam Tournament in San Diego, Calif. Holy Family will face Mars Hill (N.C.) at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29 and then will take on Ashland (Ohio) at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30.
Philadelphia - PhilaU Head Coach Tom Shirley reached his 596th win in a convincing 79-27 victory over Wilmington in the team's only contest of the week. In that game, a perfect Christine Wooding dropped in 20, while teammates Kate Brennan and Steph Agger both contributed 15 points each to spread out the PhilaU offensive attack. The team next hosts Pitt-Greensburg on Tuesday (12/28) at 12 p.m., as former PhilaU SID Tony Berich returns to the Gallagher Center in his new role as the Bobcat's athletic director.
Post - With the national statistics rankings release last week, the Eagles were ranked nationally in two defensive categories. Under the direction of first year head coach Alan Stekloff, the team is currently ranked 6th in the nation for three point defense and 33rd in field goal percentage defense. The Eagles have played 10 games this season and have only allowed 3.1 three pointers per contest, holding opponents to 22.8 percent shooting from long range. The season low for the Eagles came in the opening weekend against St. Rose and Lock Haven as Post held their opponents to only two three point buckets in each game. Post is also ranked 33rd nationally in field goal percentage defense holding opponents to 34.7 percent shooting.