Feb 9, 2015, 5:43 PM EDT
Lots going on around the rim. James Madison is 11-0 in conference and 20-2 on the season, recording their tenth-consecutive 20-win season. The Dukes are three wins away from clinching a share of the CAA Regular Season Championship and four wins away from winning it outright. It’s still a close race with only two games separating the rest of the pack in CAA Standings.
We always like to take a minute to give shout outs when they are do. On Monday, Elon’s Sam Coffer was named the CAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Week while Delaware’s Makeda Nicholas was named the Rookie of the Week. Read all about their efforts on CAASports.com. Last week, Coffer was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team for the second consecutive year. She has a 3.89 GPA as a biochemistry major. James Madison’s Angela Mickens was named to the Nancy Lieberman Award Watch List, which recognizes the top point guards in the country. Mickens’ coach, Kenny Brooks, notched his 300th win and could be the all-time winningest coach at JMU by weekend’s end. And, we love 1,000-point scorers. Northeastern’s A’lece Mark became the fifth CAA player to hit that mark this season doing so on February 8.
Hofstra held their annual Breast Cancer Awareness game on February 8. The Pride donned pink uniforms for the cause while taking on William & Mary live on the American Sports Network (ASN). Check out the Photo Gallery from that game. And, FYI, James Madison-Delaware is the next CAA game on ASN, as the two rivals tip-off at 1pm on February 15. Be sure to check CAASports.com for TV Clearances later this week.
#CAAHoops On Campus coverage continued with a snow-filled trip to Northeastern. Here’s a video recap from Sunday’s Towson-Northeastern game and a look at what Gameday is like at Matthews Arena and the Cabot Center. We’ll have some more features coming your way later this week.
The women’s basketball coaches teleconference was held on Monday as head coaches Kenny Brooks (JMU), Tina Martin (Delaware), and Candice M. Jackson (College of Charleston) joined the call to discuss their teams. Listen to what the coaches had to say by clicking here. The calls, which will feature select coaches, will be held each Monday through the regular season and be archived on CAASports.com.
#CAAHoops – The Week that Was
College of Charleston (4-18; 2-9 CAA): The Cougars had just one game on the slate, a hard-fought loss to Elon. Breanna Bolden fell just one rebound shy of a double-double, dropping 21 points and grabbing nine rebounds.
Delaware (12-11; 7-5 CAA): The Blue Hens pushed their winning streak to four games with a pair of home wins against Northeastern and UNCW. Hannah Jardine averaged 17.0 points and 7.5 rebounds for the week, which included a 27-point, 11-rebound effort against UNCW.
Drexel (14-9; 8-4 CAA): Drexel suffered a pair of tough losses to William & Mary in double overtime and to James Madison. Senior Jackie Schluth averaged 12.0 points per game while Rachel Pearson andCarrie Alexander each contributed 11.5 per contest last week.
Elon (14-8; 7-4 CAA): The Phoenix posted back-to-back wins over Towson and College of Charleston. Elon was paced by Sam Coffer, who averaged 18.5 points per game. Elon scored 84 points at Towson, for its highest scoring game of the season, and hit 15 three-pointers which ties the third most in CAA single game history.
Hofstra (13-8; 6-4 CAA): The Pride split games, falling at James Madison before returning home to edge William & Mary. Sophomore guard Kelly Loftus averaged 21.5 points per game in part to a 30-point effort against the Tribe. Redshirt sophomore forward Anjie White also had a career day against William & Mary, posting 17 points and 12 rebounds in her second start of the season against William & Mary.
James Madison (20-2; 11-0 CAA): The Dukes remained undefeated in CAA play and recorded their tenth-consecutive, 20-win season with victories at Hofstra and Drexel. Angela Mickens had a solid week, averaging 9.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 7.5 assists, and 2.0 steals per game. She was also named to the Nancy Lieberman Award Watch List which recognizes the top point guard in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball.
UNCW (8-14; 4-7 CAA): The Seahawks had their losing streak extended to three games with a 69-60 setback against Delaware at the Bob Carpenter Center on Sunday afternoon. Sophomore forwardNaqaiyyah Teague posted her first double-double of the season in the loss, finishing with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Junior guard Shatia Cole extended her streak of consecutive games with 10 or more points to four in a row after tallying 11 points in the loss at Delaware.
Northeastern (4-18; 1-11 CAA): The Huskies suffered a pair of tough losses, falling at Delaware and at home to Towson. Junior Samantha DeFreese tallied back-to-back double-doubles, averaging 17.0 points and 11.0 rebounds while rookie Maureen Taggart had another strong week averaging 11.5 points per game. Senior A’lece Mark posted her 1,000th career point against Towson on Sunday.
Towson (10-14; 6-6 CAA): Towson went 1-1 last week, falling to Elon before bouncing back to pick up a big road win over Northeastern. Junior guard Dominique Johnson led the Tigers as she averaged 19.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 3.0 steals per game. Freshman guard Breonn Hughey added 9.5 points and 7.5 assists per game.
William & Mary (11-12; 5-7 CAA): After topping Drexel in double overtime, the Tribe saw their four-game winning streak come to an end at Hofstra. Sophomore Alexandra Masaquel averaged 11 points and 7.5 rebounds while rookie Abby Rendle averaged 12.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.5 blocks, and 1.5 steals.
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