Jan. 21, 2013
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Duquesne’s Wumi Agunbiade and Dayton’s Amber Deane have been named the Atlantic 10 Conference Women’s Basketball Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, the league office announced on Monday. The award marks the second-straight and third overall for Deane, while Agunbiade collects the citation for the first time this season. Both student-athletes were recognized for games played during the week of Jan. 14-20.
Agunbiade averaged 23.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in a 2-0 week for Duquesne. The Pickering, Ontario import scored 23 points, shooting 53 percent (10-19) from the field, while adding three rebounds, three assists and a steal in the Dukes’ 68-41 victory over Saint Louis. She followed with 23 points, eight rebounds and two steals, helping Duquesne to a 65-45 triumph against Temple. Agunbiade shot a blistering 71 percent (10-14) from the floor against the Owls and finished the week shooting 61 percent (20-33) from the floor and 80 percent (4-5) at the line.
Deane grabbed her second consecutive double-double and was Dayton’s leading scorer on the week, averaging 14.5 points and 6.5 rebounds. She opened the seven-day stretch with game highs in points (20), rebounds (10) and assists (5) in the Flyers’ 95-47 win over La Salle at UD Arena. She shot 75 percent (9-12) from the field to help retain her spot as the A-10’s leader in field goal percentage (.548), remaining the only freshman among the league’s top 15. In limited minutes, Deane put up nine points in UD’s 74-48 win over Rhode Island. She shot .632 from the field in UD’s two games last week.
A-10 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HONOR ROLL
- Butler’s Daress McClung averaged 13.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 5.0 assists in a pair of games for the Bulldogs last week.
- Charlotte’s Jennifer Hailey added a double-double in both games this past week, leading the 49ers to two Atlantic 10 victories; she averaged 19 points and 11.5 rebounds in the two contests
- Dayton’s Sam MacKay
averaged a team-high 26.5 minutes per game in the Flyers’ fast-paced offense in their 2-0 week.
- Fordham’s Marah Strickland turned in an outstanding week for the Rams, averaging 17 points.
- George Washington’s Chakecia Miller posted back-to-back 20-point performances, matching her career high, to lead GW to a 1-1 week.
- La Salle’s Brittany Wilson averaged 13.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game in a 0-2 week for the Explorers.
- Rhode Island’s Tayra Melendez led the team in scoring in URI’s games against Charlotte (12p) and Dayton (13p).
- Erin Shields of Saint Joseph’s hit 7-of-12 from the floor, including 5-of-10 from three-point range to go with 6-of-6 at the foul line for a career-high 25 points at George Washington.
- Temple’s Rateska Brown averaged 18.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game in a 0-2 week for the Owls.
- VCU’s Robyn Parks averaged 18.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game in a 1-1 week for the Rams.