Dec. 3, 2012
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Dayton’s Sam MacKay and Temple’s Rateska Brown were named the Atlantic 10 Conference Women’s Basketball Co-Players of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. Duquesne’s April Robinson was also honored as the Conference’s Rookie of the Week. All three student-athletes were recognized for games played during the week of Nov. 26- Dec. 2.
MacKay had a career week for Dayton, averaging 18.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 4.0 steals, as the Flyers went 3-0 and captured their third in-season tournament title of the season at Arizona State. The Dublin, Ohio, native opened the week with a career-high 20 points on a career-high six 3-point field goals made, including nine points in the last seven minutes to break away from the Raiders. She was named MVP of the Arizona State Classic after she led UD to a pair of victories over UNLV (82-58) and the host Sun Devils (65-59) to claim the championship. She scored a team-high 18 points against the Lady Rebels and also had career-highs of eight rebounds and six steals, before registering 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals against ASU. She finished the week shooting 51 percent (19-37) from the field, 48 percent (10-21) from the beyond the arc and was perfect (7-7) at the line.
Brown came off the bench to score career-highs in two wins for Temple last week. The Alvin, S.C., native recorded 15 points in a 70-56 triumph at Bowling Green and followed with a career-high 19 points in a victory over Syracuse (74-67). She hit 4-of-8 from behind the arc against the Orange to help the Owls hand Syracuse its first loss of the season. Brown shot 50 percent from the field for the week (11-for-22) and 50 percent from three-point range (7-for-14), while averaging 17.0 points and 5.5 rebounds.
Robinson helped Duquesne to a pair of wins over Buffalo (78-52) and cross-town rival Robert Morris (61-47) last week, averaging 12.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. The Springfield, Va., native netted a career-high 16 points, shooting 63 percent (5-8) from the floor and 57 percent (4-7) from beyond the arc to propel the visiting Dukes to victory at Buffalo. She finished the week shooting 57 percent (7-13) from the field and 54 percent (7-13) from 3-point territory. Robinson added four steals and two assists on the week.
A-10 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HONOR ROLL
- Butler’s Daress McClung
had 18 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in win over Eastern Michigan.
- Charlotte’s Jennifer Hailey
led the 49ers this past week with a pair of double-doubles, averaging 17.0 points and 13.5 rebounds while hitting 64.0 percent of her field goals and 85.7 percent of her free throws.
- Duquesne’s Wumi Agunbiade
shot 60 percent and averaged 13.5 points in the Dukes’ two wins last week.
- Fordham’s Marah Strickland
, the Rams’ lead scorer heading into the week, posted two more impressive offensive outputs in Fordham’s contests last week, averaging 16.0 points and 7.0 rebounds.
- George Washington’s Tara Booker
led the Colonials with 15.5 points on 63.2 percent shooting (12-for-19), including 53.8 percent from three-point range (7-for-13) in two games last week.
- La Salle’s Brittany Wilson
averaged a double-double of 23.0 points and 10.3 rebounds to lead the Explorers in close losses at Georgetown and Villanova.
- Despite drawing double-teams throughout both games this week, Massachusetts’ freshman Rashida Timbilla
still managed to produce 11.5 points and 14.0 rebounds over contests at Ohio University and Miami (Ohio).
- Rhode Island’s Emilie Cloutier
averaged 13.0 points and 4.3 rebounds per game and was named to the TD Bank Classic All-Tournament Team.
- Richmond’s Kristina King
scored a career-high 29 points in a 70-66 win over JMU, marking a season-high Spider scoring total.
- Saint Joseph’s redshirt senior Chatilla van Grinsven
matched the SJU single-game record for rebounds (21) at Saint Francis (Pa.).
- Mallory Eggert
of Saint Louis tied her career high with a team-best 16 points versus Indiana State, and had a career-high six steals.
- VCU junior Robyn Parks
, who averaged 18.0 points last week, ranks second in the A-10 in scoring (19.3 ppg) and is tied for fourth in rebounding (9.0 rpg).
- Xavier’s Amber Gray
scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds Friday in the Musketeers’ 77-73 overtime loss to Appalachian State.