By Atlantic 10 Conference
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Duquesne’s Julijana Vojinovic and George Mason’s Natalie Butler were chosen as the Atlantic 10 Conference Women’s Basketball Co-Players of the Week. Fordham’s Bre Cavanaugh earned Rookie of the Week honors. The awards were for games played Nov. 27-Dec. 3.
Vojinovic led the Dukes to a 2-0 week with over Saint Francis and Central Conn. St., averaging 23.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists last week. The junior guard from Cacak, Serbia scored a career-high 25 points on 9-of-12 shooting, including 5-of-7 from 3-pt range, against CCSU. For the week, she shot 15-of-30 from the field and 8-of-16 from beyond the arc.
Butler scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in a 82-68 win over Maryland Eastern Shore on Wednesday night. She was 11-of-18 from the field and made just her second career 3-pointer. The Fairfax Station, Va., native also had a block, assist and steal as the Patriots improved to 7-2 for their best start in 14 years. The 6-foot-5 center leads the country in double-doubles (eight) and total rebounds (120).
Cavanaugh recorded double-digit scoring performances in wins against both Manhattan and Pittsburgh. The redshirt freshman from Allamuchy, N.J., set two new career-high performances in points in the back-to-back wins this week. She tallied 16 points on 5-of-15 shooting against the Jaspers, including two three-pointers, while grabbing a season-high seven rebounds in the win, plus an assist and a steal, across 38 minutes. She followed that up by leading the Rams with 21 points on Sunday, to go with four boards and an assist, while notching her most efficient shooting performance of the season thus far, hitting 7-of-13 shots, 2-of-5 from deep, and 5-of-6 from the free throw line.
Atlantic 10 Weekly Honor Roll
Davidson’s Mackenzie Latt nearly averaged a double-double (16.5 points and 9.5 rebounds) for the week against William & Mary and Mercer on the road…Fordham’s Mary Goulding recorded her first double-double of the year on Sunday with 17 points, on 6-10 shooting, 11 rebounds, while sharing the team lead with three assists against Pittsburgh …Nicole Cardaño-Hillary scored a career-high 25 points, dished out four assists and had two steals in a 82-68 George Mason victory over Maryland Eastern Shore…Brianna Cummings paced George Washington with a career-high 23 points on 9-of-17 field goal attempts. She also grabbed three rebounds, dished out three assists, and had two blocks in a narrow loss to No. 17 USF on Saturday. Lexus Levy dialed up a quartet of three pointers, finishing with a career-high 12 points against nationally-ranked No.17 USF…Shaquana Edwards scored a career-high 20 points in La Salle’s win over Penn. Amy Griffin averaged 14.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in a 1-1 week for La Salle…UMass’ Genesis Reivera tied the program’s single-game record for three-point field goals made (7), going 6-for-6 beyond the arc in the first quarter… Micaela Parson became the 24th member of Richmond women’s basketball 1,000-point club. Kailyn Fee averaged 8.5 points for Richmond this week and made four more three-pointers to add to her team-high 25, which ranks third in the league…Maddison Gits averaged a 13.5 points and 10.0 rebounds on 12-of-16 shooting for the week for Saint Louis.