NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Fordham’s Erin Rooney and VCU’s Robyn Parks have been named Atlantic 10 Conference Women’s Basketball Co-Players of the Week. Parks’ teammate Isis Thorpe was tabbed as Rookie of the Week for games played Nov. 25 – Dec. 1.
For the week, Rooney averaged 23.7 points and nine rebounds per game while shooting 56 percent from the floor and 46 percent from beyond the arc. After scoring a career high 24 points and grabbing a career-best 12 rebounds against American on Monday, Rooney dropped 20 points on 8-12 shooting from the floor, collecting seven rebounds and dishing out three assists against Lady Rebel Round-Up host, UNLV. Her best performance of the week came in the championship game on Sunday against Cincinnati. The Christchurch, New Zealand, native netted a career-high 27 points and collected eight rebounds, helping the Rams win their first Thanksgiving tournament title in program history and taking home tournament MVP honors.
Parks earns her second consecutive Player of the Week award after she averaged a double-double with 24.0 points, 11.5 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.0 assists, while shooting 17-of-29 (.586) from the field and 13-of-14 (.929) from the free throw line this week. A native of Waldorf, Md., Parks scored her 1,000th career point with a free throw in the second half of Sunday’s win at Wagner. Parks had 24 points and eight rebounds at UNCG before adding game-highs of 24 points and 15 rebounds at Wagner.
Thorpe averaged 17.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals this week. The Reading Pa., native scored a career-high 22 points, while shooting 9-of-13 from the field, including 4-of-7 from 3-point range, to go along with five rebounds at UNCG. The freshman guard followed with 13 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals at Wagner.
A-10 Weekly Honor Roll
Fordham’s Hannah Missry continued her solid first year in maroon and white this week, averaging 12.7 points per game in a span that saw her team win all three of its games … Sandra Ngoie led George Mason with 22 points in 27 minutes off the bench in this week’s win over Longwood including a jumper with two seconds remaining on the clock to give Mason the victory … Megan Nipe led GW to a 2-1 week with a team-high 17.3 points per game on 48.8 percent shooting (20-for-41), including 42.1 percent (8-for-19) from three-point range. She matched her career high – set just two weeks ago against No. 10/11 California – with 31 points in GW’s 100-71 win over Jacksonville State on Sunday. Nipe’s teammate Ciara Washington averaged a near double-double in three games on the week with 8.3 points and a team-high 8.0 rebounds per contest … La Salle freshman Jasmine Alston put together a solid week, averaging 7.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg. She also dished out season-best six assists against CCSU, recorded two blocked shots at Fairfield … Sophomore guard/forward Rashida Timbilla averaged 11.7 points, 10.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game as Massachusetts went to Holy Cross for midweek action before traveling to a tournament hosted at Maine where they faced the Black Bears and William & Mary. Timbilla had a career-high 25 points to go with 13 rebounds against William & Mary to help the sophomore earn all-tournament team honors at the Black Bear Thanksgiving Tournament … Rhody’s Kerry Wallack was named to the FAU Thanksgiving Tournament All-Tournament Team after averaging 15 points, eight rebounds and two assists in games against Detroit and FAU … Richmond’s Kerry Soppe played a vital role this past week against Longwood and Virginia Tech. After scoring 12 points in the win at Virginia Tech, the junior notched a career-high 21 points to lead the Spiders over Longwood Saturday to spark a two-game winning streak. Freshman Janelle Hubbardled the Spiders over Virginia Tech this past Wednesday with matching her career-high 15 points. She also added four points and four rebounds in the win at Longwood … Leading Saint Joseph’s to a 2-0 mark on the week, senior guard Erin Shields averaged 18.5 points per game. At Princeton, Shields tallied a game-high 18 points and added two rebounds and two assists to go with a steal in a 74-65 win. Sunday at Quinnipiac. Shields helpd spearhead the Hawks’ comeback against the Bobcats, scoring 19 points and adding seven assists and five rebounds as SJU fought back from an 11-point halftime deficit to win 84-69 … Saint Louis’ Desirae Ball scored a game-high and career-high 29 points at Western Illinois, with career highs of 11 field goals (11-of-16) and five 3-pointers (5-of-8). Ball began the week with a 13-point, five-rebound effort at Indiana. SLU’s Erin Nelson scored a game-high 21 points at Indiana, including three 3-pointers and 6-of-6 at the free-throw line.