Jan. 31, 2011
A-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Temple's Shey Peddy was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. Charlotte's Gabby Tyler and Duquesne's Wumi Agunbiade were also honored as the Conference's Co-Rookies of the Week.
Peddy paced Temple (15-6/6-0) to an unbeaten 2-0 week, including a 76-48 win at Massachusetts on Jan. 26 and an 84-56 rout of Richmond at McGonigle Hall on Jan. 29. The Roxbury, Mass. native filled the stat sheet, averaging 15.5 points, 7.0 assists, 6.5 steals and 5.0 rebounds in both games, while shooting 52 percent (12-23) from the field and 100 percent (5-5) at the line. Against the Minutewomen, Peddy posted a near double-double of 19 points and a career-high eight steals, also dishing out five assists. She shot 5-of-9 from the field against the Spiders, finishing with 12 points and was once again close to a double-double with a season-high nine assists.
Tyler, a two-time A-10 Rookie of the Week pick, led Charlotte (17-5/5-2) to a pair of road wins at Richmond (73-62) on Jan. 26 and Saint Louis (75-38) on Jan 30. The Emporia, Va., native averaged 9.5 points and 4.0 rebounds in the 49ers two games, while shooting an astounding 69.2 percent (9-13) from the floor, picking up a steal and posting one assist. Tyler had eight points on 67 percent (4-6) shooting against the Spiders, before recording her fifth double-figure scoring game of the season at Saint Louis, netting seven of her 14 attempts from the field (.714).
Agunbiade picks up her second-straight and sixth overall Rookie of the Week citation this season after guiding Duquesne (18-3/5-1) to a 61-53 victory at George Washington on Jan. 26 - the Dukes' first-ever win in 23 games at the Charles E. Smith Center - and an 87-65 triumph over Fordham in Pittsburgh on Jan. 29. The Pickering, Ontario resident averaged 10.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals, while shooting an impressive 67 percent (8-12) from the field, distributing two assists and blocking one shot in Duquesne's two games. Agunbiade opened the week with 11 points and seven rebounds against the Colonials and went on to score 10 points on a career-best 83 percent (5-6) shooting versus the Rams.
A-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Dayton's Justin Raterman averaged nearly a double-double during the Flyers' 2-0 week with 13.0 points and 9.0 rebounds...Duquesne's Kelly Britcher scored 29 points off the bench as the Dukes improved to 18-3 overall...Fordham's Kyara Weekes averaged 11 points in two games for the Rams last week...George Washington's Tiana Myers Tiana Myers averaged 16.5 points on 52.6 percent shooting, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in two games for GW last week...Ashley Gale of La Salle scored a game-high 26 points in the Explorer's victory over visiting George Washington...Rhode Island's Lara Gaspar scored 22 points on 50 percent shooting against No. 7/7 Xavier...St. Bonaventure's Megan Van Tatenhove had a career week in leading the Bonnies to their second 5-2 start in A-10 play in the last three years...Erin Shields of Saint Joseph's averaged 14 points and 4.5 rebounds in the Hawks' two games last week... Saint Louis sophomore Mallory Eggert averaged a team-best 7.5 rebounds in two Billiken games last week...Ta'Shia Phillips of No. 7/7 Xavier tallied her 13th double-double of the season against Rhode Island, scoring 12 points and grabbing 15 rebounds.