George Washington's Kelli Prange Named A-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — George Washington’s Kelli Prange was named as the Atlantic 10 Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week while Davidson’s Katie Turner and VCU’s Tera Reed shared Rookie of the Week honors. The awards were for games played Jan. 22-28.
Prange turned in the highest-scoring performance of any Atlantic 10 player this season when she hit 14-of-17 field goals on the way to 36 points and 13 rebounds, both career-high performances, in GW's win over Rhode Island. The senior from Damascus, Md., followed with 15 points on 6-of-11(.545) shooting to go with four rebounds and three assists in GW’s overtime loss to Saint Louis. For the week, she was 20-of-28 (.714) from the floor, 10-of-12 from the free throw line and averaged 25.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals.
Turner led Davidson to a 1-1 week by averaging 13.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals. The freshman from Reno, Nev., had 11 points, four rebounds and four assists in the Wildcats’ double-overtime win against UMass. She recorded her first career double-double against Dayton with 16 points and 11 rebounds on 7-of-14 (.500) shooting. Turner has scored in double-figures in three consecutive games.
Reed averaged 19.5 points per game and 8.5 rebounds per game for VCU this past week against La Salle and Richmond. The freshman from Auckland, New Zealand, tied her career-high with 22 points and also added 11 rebounds in VCU's overtime loss against Richmond on Sunday. It marked the third double-double of the season for Reed and her 11 rebounds were a game-high. Reed also scored 17 points and added six rebounds in the Rams' close loss at La Salle.
Atlantic 10 Weekly Honor Roll
Davidson’s Mackenzie Latt had a career-high 31 points on 11-of-21 shooting along with 12 rebounds and five assists in the Wildcats’ double-overtime win against UMass…Jenna Burdette led Dayton to a pair of wins last week averaging 21.5 points and 2.5 steals for the week…Duquesne’s Kadri-Ann Lass became the program’s all-time leading shot blocker in the Dukes’ win over Saint Joseph’s…Fordham’s G’mrice Davis averaged 18.0 points, 13.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in wins over St. Bonaventure and George Mason…Freshman Bre Cavanaugh averaged 14.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists to lead Fordham…George Mason’s Natalie Butler averaged 15.5 points and 20.5 rebounds in two double-double performances last week for the Patriots…George Mason freshman Nicole Cardaño-Hillary scored 12 of her 16 points in the fourth quarter of Mason’s 81-72 victory over Saint Louis…La Salle’s Amy Griffin scored a game-high 26 points on 10-of-25 shooting in La Salle’s win over VCU…Massachusetts’ Hailey Leidel averaged 25.0 points and 6.0 rebounds for the week and recorded her third career buzzer-beater in a 61-59 win over Rhode Island…Richmond’s Micaela Parson averaged 22.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 5.0 steals and 4.0 assists for the week. In an overtime win against VCU, Parson recorded 23 points, eight rebounds and six steals…Richmond freshman Kailyn Fee averaged 16.0 points on 11-of-24 shooting from the field and was 8-of-19 from beyond the arc…Saint Louis’ Madison Gits recorded double-double performances in both games last week, averaging 13.0 points and 14.0 rebounds.