Nov 19, 2012, 3:43 PM EDT
Another tough week in the books for CAA Women’s Hoops. The league is now 16-17 in non-conference play heading into the Thanksgiving weekend, with a 2-8 record against teams in the Big Six (a.k.a. the six conferences that were ranked above the CAA in the final RPI ranking in 2011-12).
Congratulations to the conference Player and Rookie of the Week honorees. Old Dominion’s Jackie Cook, who earned Player of the Week, helped the Lady Monarchs to a 2-0 mark last week averaging team highs of 18.0 points and 7.5 rebounds, including pouring in a career-high 24 points in ODU’s win over USC Upstate. Rookie of the Week went to Georgia State’s Ashlee Cole as she helped the Panthers to a victory in their home opener against Jacksonville State with 11 points and four rebounds.
Delaware, which was ranked #10, in the preseason, has played all three of its contests this season without All-American Elena Delle Donne. The senior forward/guard is currently going through treatment for Lyme Disease. The Blue Hens are now 1-2 on the season, falling in their last two outings against Georgetown and Duquesne last week. With the back-to-back losses, the Blue Hens have fallen out of the Associated Press Top 25, but continue to receive votes as they tabbed 31 in the Nov. 19 poll.
Delle Donne Game Updates at 5:17 pm from Kevin Tresolini‘s Twitter Account:
Around the League Did You Knows For Nov. 19:
Delaware: The loss against G’town and Duquesne marks the first time the Blue Hens have tallied back-to-back regular season losses since 2010 when UD suffered three straight losses to Penn State, Saint Joseph’s, and Vanderbilt from Dec. 19-29. The Blue Hens also had a 10-game road winning streak snapped by the Dukes.
Drexel: The Dragons have displayed the same defense which set a program record for points allowed last season, giving up just 50.0 pts per game thus far this season.
George Mason: The Patriots will next head west to play in the Aggie Thanksgiving Tournament. Mason will take part in its first in-season tournament since the 2005-06 season.
Georgia State: GSU has dressed 10 players for its first three games, play all 10 in rotations, with everyone playing 30 or more minutes and eight of the 10 players are averaging 5 or more points per game.
Hofstra: Hofstra has started the season with three teams that qualified for last year’s postseason with Stetson making the WNIT and nationally ranked Texas and St. John’s qualifying for the NCAA Tournament.
James Madison: Senior guard Tarik Hislop led JMU with 17 points and moved from 17th into a tie for 14th place on JMU’s career scoring list. With 1,294 points, she’s tied with Vicki Harris (1987-91).
UNCW: Senior forward Karneshia Garrett led the Seahawks in both points and rebounds averaging 13.5 ppg and 15.0 rpg, respectively. She pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds against WF and added her first double-double of the season (7th career) against Elon (18 p/12r).
Northeastern: NU’s last win by 30+ points before La Salle (76-45) was Nov. 28, 2009, when they defeated Army, 77-45.
Old Dominion: The 3-0 start for the Lady Monarchs is their first since the 2007-08 season, while the 23-point victory over VCU is their largest since a 94-66 victory in Norfolk on Feb. 24, 2006.
Towson: The Tigers won their home opener for the fourth time in the last five years. Towson posted a home victory over Morgan State, 61-57, on Tuesday.
William & Mary: Senior Kyla Kerstetter dished out a team-best 10 assists on the week, including a career-high six against VUU. She also added career highs of 14 points and eight steals against Union. Her eight steals are tied for 2nd most in a single-game in Tribe history.
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