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#CAAHoops: Around the Rim

Dec 29, 2014, 10:50 AM EDT

It was a short week due to Christmas break and only five CAA teams were in action but there were several highlights.

James Madison University checked back into the USA Today Coaches Poll as the 9-1 Dukes came in at No. 24. Drexel University Head Coach Denise Dillon reached a career milestone, posting her 200th career victory with the Dragon’s win over Miami (Ohio) at the Cavalier Classic on December 28.

On Monday, Drexel’s Rachel Pearson was named the CAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Week while Towson University’s Breonn Hughey was named the Rookie of the Week. Read all about their efforts on

Non-conference play wraps up this week and that means CAA play is right around the corner. Conference action starts on January 4. It’s going to be an exciting season, so be sure to get your tickets to the 2015 CAA Women’s Basketball Championship at


#CAAHoops – The Week that Was

College of Charleston (1-9): Despite having three players in double figures and forcing 21 turnovers, College of Charleston fell, 60-51, to in-state rivals South Carolina State on Sunday. Erin Hall and Bre Bolden had 15 points while Christy Hewatt added 12 points.

Drexel (6-4): The Dragons gave Head Coach Denise Dillon her 200th career victory by defeating Miami (Ohio) 71-54 at the Cavalier Classic on Sunday. Rachel Pearson finished with 25 points while Carrie Alexander made it back-to-back games in double figures, putting up 12 points.

Northeastern (3-6): The Huskies were the only team with two games last week, splitting contests. After falling to New Hampshire, Northeastern topped Albany, 70-67, to snap a five-game skid. Five Huskies were in double figures against the Great Danes including A’lece Mark who had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Over the two games, Amencie Mercier averaged 14.5 points and 4.5 assists.

Towson (4-7): The Tigers used a balanced team effort to earn a 72-70 win over George Mason. Four Tigers scored in double figures including redshirt senior forward LaTorri Hines-Allen and freshman guard Breonn Hughey who posted double-doubles. Hines-Allen had 23 points and 10 rebounds while Hughey had 11 points and 10 assists.

William & Mary (6-4): The Tribe closed out their non-conference slate with a tough 59-56 loss to in-state rival Richmond. Sophomore Marlena Tremba had a game-high 15 points, while Kyla Kerstetterchipped in 12 points and eight rebounds off the bench. Freshman Abby Rendle had 11 points and seven blocked shots.

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