NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Fordham’s G’mrice Davis and St. Bonaventure’s Mariah Ruff were named as the Atlantic 10 Conference Women’s Basketball Co-Players of the Week while Fordham’s Bre Cavanaugh earned Rookie of the Week honors. The awards were for games played Jan. 1-7.
Davis averaged 24.5 points and 14.5 rebounds in a 2-0 week for the Rams. The senior from Philadelphia, Pa., had a career-high 31 points on 13-of-27 shooting to go along with 15 rebounds, four assists and two steals in a win over Saint Louis. Against UMass earlier in the week, Davis recorded 18 points and 14 rebounds.
Ruff averaged 27.5 points for the week and was 14-of-27 from 3-point range to lead the Bonnies to a 1-1 week. The senior from Oneonta, N.Y., had a career-high 31 points on 11-of-22 shooting including 8-of-15 from beyond the arc in a narrow loss to Saint Joseph’s. Her 31 points were the highest total for a Bonnies player in nearly six years and her eight 3-pointers were the second most in a game in program history. In a win against UMass on Sunday, she led all scorers with 24 points and also had four assists and three steals.
Cavanaugh recorded back-to-back 20-point performances for the Rams this past week. The freshman from Allamuchy, N.J., had 23 points, five rebounds and five assists in a win over UMass. She followed that performance with 20 points and was 8-of-9 from the free throw line in a nationally televised win over Saint Louis. For the week, she averaged 21.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists.
Atlantic 10 Weekly Honor Roll
Davidson’s Mackenzie Latt averaged a double-double of 16.5 points and 10 rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Wildcats. Freshman Katie Turner scored 21 points and was 6-of-7 from beyond the arc in the win over Rhode Island…Dayton’s Jayla Scaife scored a career-high 35 points on 7-of-11 shooting in the Flyers’ 116-58 win over Rhode Island…Duquesne’s Kadri-Ann Lass averaged 16.0 points in a 2-0 week for the Dukes and recorded seven blocks in a win over Davidson. Duquesne freshman Lizzy Bazelak averaged 6.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists for the week…George Mason’s Natalie Butler, the nation’s leading rebounder, extended her consecutive double-double streak to 16 and averaged 16.5 points and 17.5 rebounds over two games. Mason freshman Nicole Cardano-Hillary averaged 25.0 points to go along with 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals over a pair of road games for the Patriots…George Washington’s Brianna Cummings led the Colonials to a pair of conference wins last week. In Sunday’s win against George Mason, she had a career-high 28 points on 10-of-17 shooting from the field. For the week, GW freshman Neila Luma averaged 12.5 points and 4.0 rebounds…Richmond’s Micaela Parson averaged 19.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists in a split week for the Spiders. Richmond freshman Kailyn Fee averaged 10.0 points and was 6-of-17 from beyond the arc over two contests…Saint Joseph's Chelsea Woods recorded two double-doubles and averaged 14.5 points, 11 rebounds and four assists per game...Saint Louis’ Paige Rakers scored a career-high 22 points against Fordham on Saturday.