Agard and Richardson Named CACC Co-Players of the Week
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Krystina Agard of Concordia College and Devonne Richardson of Goldey-Beacom College have been selected as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Basketball Co-Players of the Week. Brianne Traub of University of the Sciences has been named CACC Rookie of the Week.
CACC Co-Players of the Week
Krystina Agard, Concordia (Jr., G/F, 5-8, Queens, NY) - Averaged 27.5 points and 4.5 rebounds on the week while making 18 of 19 free throws.
Devonne Richardson, Goldey-Beacom (Jr., F, 5-8, Baltimore, MD) - Scored 16 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assist in a win over Philadelphia. Averaged 19.3 points, 11.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 2.6 steals.
CACC Rookie of the Week
Brianne Traub, USciences (Fr., G, 5-8, Wayne, NJ) - Averaged 20.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists while shooting 88.2% from the free throw line.
Destiny Barnette, Felician (Sr., G, 5-6, Paterson, NJ) - Averaged 21.5 points and 4.5 rebounds.
Aubrey Latham, Post (Jr., G, 5-8, Mystic, CT) - Scored 20.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.7 steals per contest.
Jeanette Anderson, Caldwell (So., F, 6-1, Lynn, MA) - Averaged 23.3 points and 10.0 rebounds on a 2-1 week.
Becca Ruggear, USciences (Jr., F, 5-11, Oxford, PA) - Scored 31 points and grabbed 8 rebounds against Georgian Court. Averaged 20.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.67 steals.
Christine Wooding, Philadelphia (Sr., F, 6-0, Northfield, NJ) - Averaged 21.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks. Scored 27 points against Caldwell College.
Najah Jacobs, Philadelphia (Fr., G, 5-7, Philadelphia, PA) - Shot 73.3% from the floor while recording 17.5 points per contest.
Bloomfield - Senior guard Vanessa Lamison (Laurel, Md.) led the offensive attack with 14 points, six rebounds, three assists and a game-high seven steals in the Lady Deacons' loss to Felician College Tuesday night, while fellow senior Emily Hall (Montclair, N.J.) notched 13 points and a game-high seven assists in the setback. Sophomore Ivettlis Castro (Carteret, N.J.) notched 11 points in reserve, also posting a team-high 14 points off the bench in the loss to Holy Family University Saturday. Lamison also reached double-figures in the loss to the Tigers, posting 11 points and four steals, while Dre'Shonda Williams (Piscataway, N.J.) came off the bench to tally 10 points in the setback.
Caldwell - Caldwell defeated Nyack and Post during the week last week before dropping a close decision to Philadelphia on Saturday. Junior guard Torey Jones tallied 23 points, six rebounds and five assists in an 82-72 win over Nyack on Tuesday. On Thursday at Post, sophomore forward Jeanette Anderson scored the game-winning basket as time expired for a 71-69 victory. Anderson poured in 31 points and grabbed 13 boards against Philadelphia, but it was not enough to prevent the Rams from taking a narrow 83-80 decision on Saturday. The performance was Anderson's 11th double-double of the season. Caldwell doesn't play until Saturday's CACC game at Holy Family.
Chestnut Hill - Defense earned Chestnut Hill College a 30-16 halftime lead on Dominican College and rebounding carried them to victory, as the Griffins defeated the top team from the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) North Division by a 55-50 final on Tuesday, January 24. The Griffins held Dominican College to a 25.0% (6-of-24) first-half field goal performance and then out-rebounded the Lady Chargers 24-12 in the second half to endure the visitors' 34-point closing period. It's the Griffins first-ever win over a first-place CACC opponent.
Concordia - Concordia took on Post this past Tuesday and fell by 9 points. On Saturday the Clippers battled USciences at home in an exciting game. Concordia made 10 three-point baskets in their 74-69 win as Krystina Agard (Queens, NY) led the way with 30 points. The Clippers are currently 5th in the North Division. The team will be back in action on Wednesday to wrap-up their three-game home stand against Felician; on Saturday Concordia will be on the road to take on Philadelphia U.
Felician - Felician has won four consecutive games, 7 out of 8, and five in a row at home. Several records and milestones occurred in Saturday's home victory over Chestnut Hill. Jessica Ford became the Golden Falcons' all-time leading rebounder, with her 611 surpassing the 607 of Audrey Lundy (1998-2002). Que Lyles blocked a school-record 11 shots, far surpassing the previous mark of five she shared with Ford. In the process, she set the Felician single-season record with 53 rejections. Ford had 44 as both a freshman and a junior. Finally, senior G Destiny Barnette, the CACC's leading scorer, became the sixth female Golden Falcon to reach the 1,000-point plateau for her career with a steal and lay-up in the closing minutes.
Georgian Court - With Saturday's 62-56 victory at Nyack College, the Lions have won two straight contests for the first time since winning two in a row in February 2010 and two consecutive road games for the first time since the 08-09 season. Ryan McGrath (Sr.) had a perfect evening of shooting Thursday evening at Wilmington University as she went 3-for-3 from three-point land and drained all four of her free throw attempts for 13 total points.
Holy Family - Holy Family went 1-1 this past week as the Tigers began the week with a setback to USciences (65-53) on Thursday, but bounced back with a victory at Bloomfield with a 61-47 triumph. Junior Kelly Brady recorded her second career double-double against Bloomfield as she scored a career-high 21 points to go along with 12 rebounds.
Philadelphia - The Lady Rams were able to recover from a home loss to Goldey-Beacom with a close win over Caldwell. The balanced scoring attack led by Center Christine Wooding continued as four players averaged double figures for the week. The Lady Rams have an action packed week of conference games ahead against Wilmington, Concordia, and Chestnut Hill. Senior Center Christine Wooding once again led the team averaging 21 ppg. and 9 rpg. for a week which she capped off with a 27 point performance against Caldwell where she went three of four from beyond the arc. Freshman guard Najah Jacobs also elevated her level of play for the week with averages of 17.5 ppg. and 5 rpg. Against Caldwell the freshman guard went a perfect six of six from the field and finished with 20 points.
Post - Post will return to the road to take on the Dominican Chargers on Wednesday, Feb. 1, before traveling to Georgian Court on Saturday, Feb. 4. When the latest NCAA Division II rankings were released on Jan. 26, senior Monique Chance ranked 24th in rebounds per game with 10.2, and 29th in blocked shots per game with 2.2. Additionally, Aubrey Latham is ranked 38th in free throw percentage with a mark of 84.5 percent this season.
USciences - The Devils improved to 7-3 in games when they score 65 or more points reaching the mark in all three games last week. Becca Ruggear recorded her fifth double-double of the season on Saturday against Caldwell and has scored in double figures in seven of the Devils eight CACC games. The Devils set a school record, shooting 66% (33-50) from the field in the Devils 89-62 win over Georgian Court. Sciences' 66% effort is also the third best mark in CACC history. USciences win over Holy Family on Thursday was their first regular season win on their home court against the Tigers since the 1994-95 season (17 years). It is also their first win (regular season or post season) on any court against the Tigers since the Devils captured the 2006 CACC title with a 66-57 win. In the most recent NCAA statistics report, Brianne Traub (Wayne, N.J.) ranks 42nd nationally in scoring, averaging 17.6 points per game. Elsebeth Birman (Silver Spring, Md.) is 22nd in assists/game (4.9) and 68th in assist/turnover ration (1.46) and Jessica Sylvester (Trevose, Pa.) is 32nd in three-point field goal percentage (40.7). As a team the Devils are 62nd in free throw percentage (72.2%) and 22nd in three-pt. FG% (36.3%). Traub has scored in double figures in every game for the Devils so far this season (19), the most in program history by a freshman to start their career.