Dec. 17, 2012
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Butler’s Daress McClung and Fordham’s Samantha Clark were named the Atlantic 10 Conference Women’s Basketabll Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, the league office announced on Monday. The duo was honored for games played during the week of Dec. 10-16.
McClung scored 15 points, pulled down 13 rebounds and registered six assists to lead Butler to a 66-56 victory at Northern Kentucky last Sunday. The local Indianapolis product tied her career-highs in rebounds and blocks (6), while setting a new career-best in assists. McClung's fifth double-double of the season came on a day when Butler never trailed. The 6-0 junior also added four steals.
Clark had a breakthrough performance in Fordham’s 2-0 week. In her first full week in the Rams’ starting line-up, the Neptune, N.J., native registered a pair of double-doubles, putting up 15 points and pulling down 13 boards against Southern before tallying 12 points and corralling 11 rebounds against Morgan State. She finished the week averaging 13.5 points and 12 rebounds per contest over the two-game stretch.
A-10 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HONOR ROLL
- Fordham’s Erin Rooney averaged 21.5 points, four assists, three steals, and a 2:1 assist/turnover ratio, while shooting 45 percent from the floor, 50 percent from three, and 92 percent from the charity stripe for the week.
- Duquesne’s Wumi Agunbiade recorded her fifth double-double of the season with a game-high 18 points and a season-high 15 rebounds versus JMU, setting the school record with 18 free throws attempted.
- George Washington’s Tara Booker led the Colonials with 14.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg and 2.0 bpg in a pair of contests last week. Booker scored her 1,000th career point with 4:18 remaining in the game, then won the game on a four-point play with six seconds left.
- Rhode Island’s Lara Gaspar scored 16 points on 8-of-10 (80.0%) shooting and dished out a career-high seven assists in the Rams’ triumph over Rhode Island College.
- Temple senior center Victoria Macaulay shot 8-of-11 from the field en route to a game-high 18 points in Temple's only game of the week, a loss at Auburn.
- VCU’s Robyn Parks registered 14 points and 10 rebounds in the Rams’ lone game last week against East Carolina.
- Xavier’s Jenna Crittendon led all rebounders with a career-high 17 boards against Wright State.