Jan. 28, 2013
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Charlotte’s Jennifer Hailey 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 third-straight and fourth overall for Deane, while Hailey collects the citation for the second time this season. Both student-athletes were recognized for games played during the week of Jan. 21-27.
Hailey was the dominating factor in Charlotte’s 71-54 victory at Saint Louis on Jan. 27, as the Marshville, N.C., native approached a triple-double with 23 points, 14 rebounds and a career-best seven blocked shots. She connected on 11-of-19 (.579) field goals and secured nine of her boards on the defensive glass to help limit the Billikens to just 29.2 percent shooting in the opening half. Hailey put the team on her back and proved to be a factor at both ends. She now has 13 double-doubles on the season and 33 in her career, while her seven blocked shots move her within 10 of the school’s all-time record.
Deane was the Flyers’ leading scorer last week, averaging 20.0 points. She also averaged a team-high 30.5 minutes per game and posted a phenomenal 72.7 percent (16-22) field goal percentage in #17/16 Dayton’s 2-0 week in which the Flyers registered a +33.5 scoring margin. Deane scored a game-high 22 points in UD’s 80-52 win over George Washington on Jan. 24. It marked the third 20+ point game of her rookie season, which also leads the Flyers this season. She had a game-high five assists and tied Andrea Hoover with a game-high 18 points in UD’s 83-44 win over Massachusetts on Jan. 27. Against the Minutewomen she shot 77.8 percent (7-of-9) from the floor and a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line. Her Atlantic 10-leading field goal percentage for the season has been bolstered to 57.4 percent after this week.
A-10 WBB WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
- Butler’s Daress McClung averaged 22.5 points, shooting 52 percent (17-33) from the floor in a perfect 2-0 week for the Bulldogs.
- Dayton sophomore Ally Malott led the #17/16 Flyers in rebounding in their 2-0 week in which UD outscored opponents by a +33.5 margin.
- Duquesne’s Wumi Agunbiade averaged 16.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in a pair of wins over VCU and Fordham last week.
- Fordham’s Samantha Clark continued her impressive rookie season in Fordham’s split week, playing an integral role in the team’s win over Xavier before having a career day in the squad’s loss to Duquesne.
- George Washington’s Tara Booker averaged 11.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Colonials.
- La Salle’s Shanel Harrison scored 29 points (12-19; .632) and grabbed four rebounds in the Explorers’ victory over Temple – the first since 2000.
- Rhode Island’s Tayra Melendez averaged a team-high 11 points and 7.5 rebounds on the week.
- Richmond’s Rachael Bilney sunk a season-high seven three’s—all in the second half—en route to Richmond’s 73-63 win over Xavier in overtime Sunday
- Ilze Gotfrida was a force in helping Saint Joseph’s to a 61-44 victory over St. Bonaventure; hitting 10-fo-13 from the floor, and adding a field goal, she posted a new career-high for points in a game (21 points) and finished tied for the team-high in rebounds (seven) and steals (two).
- Lorreal Jones of Saint Louis recorded the 12th and 13th double-doubles of her career at Richmond and at home against Charlotte, including a game-high 11 rebounds at Richmond and a team- and season-high 13 rebounds versus Charlotte.
- Temple's senior center Victoria Macaulay averaged a double-double of 17.0 points and 12.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Owls.
- VCU’s Robyn Parks averaged a team-best 17.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game last week.
- Xavier’s Amber Gray averaged 11.0 points and 12.0 rebounds for the Musketeers this week, while playing 34.0 minutes per game.