NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – George Washington’s Megan Nipe has been named the Atlantic 10 Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, while St. Bonaventure’s Gabby Richmond has been named Rookie of the Week for games played from Nov. 11 – Nov. 17.
Nipe scored a career-high 31 points to lead GW to a 75-72 upset victory over No. 10/11 California on Friday night at the Charles E. Smith Center – the Colonials’ first win over a top-25 opponent since the 2008 NCAA Tournament. She is the first GW player to top 30 points since Cathy Jones scored 32 on Feb. 20, 2004 against Rhode Island. Nipe made 11-of-20 field goals, including 4-of-9 from three-point range and 5-of-6 from the foul line, and she added seven rebounds. Through the first two games of the season, Nipe is averaging a league-best 25.5 points per game and shooting 48.6 percent from the floor.
Richmond continued to build on her fast start to the 2013-14 season again this weekend as the Bonnies extended their winning streak to three games. Richmond had a game high 17 points along with nine rebounds in St. Bonaventure’s victory over highly touted Wisconsin – Green Bay on Friday night. She then followed up her stellar performance from Friday by recording a career high 21 points in the team’s win over Fairfield on Sunday. Richmond finished Sunday’s game as the high-scorer, in which she also contributed six rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 33 minutes played. Through the Bonnies four games played this season, Richmond is averaging 18 points, 7.8 rebounds per game.
A-10 Weekly Honor Roll
Dayton’s Ally Malott averaged a double-double in points and rebounds this week. She had a double-double in both of the Flyers’ games this week, but in different categories. In the 94-80 win over Akron, Malott had 16 points, a career-high and game-high 10 assists, as well as seven rebounds and a game-high two blocked shots … Duquesne’s Reagan Moore set a school record and tied A-10 record with nine 3-pointers at Kent State and finished with career-high 35 points at KSU … Erin Rooney of Fordham had one of the finest week’s of her career for the Rams, setting a new career-high with 23 points against Hofstra before equaling that mark in her team’s win over Pacific on Sunday. Rooney was also the team’s leading rebounder, pulling down nine against the Pride and ten against Pacific … Janaa Pickard of George Mason is averaging a double-double after putting up 21 points and 21 rebounds in the Patriots win over Utah Valley … Against Rutgers, La Salle’s Micahya Owens had a game-high 21 points in just the second game of her collegiate career, including going 4-for-7 on three-point attempts and shooting 60 percent from the field … Richmond’s Olivia Healy continues to impress as she led the Spiders in the 53-49 lost to the UAB Blazers Sunday afternoon. The freshman led the way with a game-high 19 points, four rebounds and four steals as she played all 40 minutes … Saint Joseph’s Natasha Cloud had 15 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in SJU’s comeback win at Wichita State on Friday … Sadie Stipanovich of Saint Louis scored 10 points and pulled down eight points in an SLU win over Eastern Illinois … VCU’s Robyn Parks Averaged 24.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game last week for the Rams.