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#CAAHoops: Around The Rim

Feb 23, 2015, 5:10 PM EST

While there was little fluctuation at the top of the CAA Standings this week, James Madison saw its 14-game winning streak snapped as Hofstra pulled out a 63-62 win in Harrisonburg. The Dukes, who have already sewn up the top seed in the upcoming 2015 CAA Women’s Basketball Championship, are still attempting to win the regular season championship outright.

On Monday, Hofstra’s Anjie White and Drexel’s Jackie Schluth were named the CAA Women’s Basketball Players of the Week while the Hofstra’s Ashunae Durant and Elon University’s Shay Burnett shared CAA Rookie of the Week honors. It was the sixth time Durant has been honored and the third time for Burnett Read all about their efforts on CAASports.com. 

Also on Monday, James Madison junior Angela Mickens was named as a finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The award recognizes the top point guard in NCAA Division I. Mickens, who is fourth in the country in assists per game, is one of 15 points guards in the country to be recognized as a finalist. The other finalists are: Niya Johnson (Baylor), Brittany Boyd (Cal), Damika Martinez (Iona), Samantha Logic (Iowa), Nikki Moody (Iowa State), Almesha Jones(Morehead State), Lindsay Allen (Notre Dame), Kelsey Mitchell (Ohio State), Sydney Wiese (Oregon State), Brianna Kiesel (Pitt), Syessense Davis (Rutgers), Natasha Cloud (Saint Joseph’s), Moriah Jefferson (UConn), Tay’ler Mingo (Wright State).

#CAAHoops On Campus coverage continued with a trip to Towson. Here’s a video recap from Sunday’s UNCW-Towson overtime thriller and a look at what Gameday is like at SECU Arena. We’ll have some more features coming your way later this week.

The final women’s basketball coaches teleconference of the regular season was held on Monday as head coaches Adell Harris, Candice M. Jackson, Kelly Cole, and Niki Reid Geckeler 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.

The 2015 CAA Women’s Basketball Championship is just over two weeks away Be sure to get your tickets at www.caasports.com/tickets.

 

#CAAHoops – The Week that Was

College of Charleston (5-21; 3-12 CAA): The Cougars split games last week, falling to Drexel before bouncing back to top Northeastern, 56-54, for their first road win of the season. Bre Bolden had another solid week for CofC, averaging 16.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 4.5 steals per game.

Delaware (13-13; 8-7 CAA): Delaware had only one contest this week, falling to Drexel, 67-64, at home. Hannah Jardine and Courtni Green each tallied 17 points against the Dragons

Drexel (17-9; 11-4 CAA): The Dragons remained in sole possession of second place in the CAA Standings with a pair of victories last week. The Dragons posted a pair of road wins at College of Charleston and Delaware, improving to 7-1 away from home. Jackie Schluth averaged 17.0 points per game for the week, which included a career-best 18 points against the Cougars.

Elon (16-10; 9-6 CAA): The Phoenix won a pair of close contests this week. Sam Coffer hit a jumper with two seconds left to top Northeastern, 74-73. Against William & Mary, Elon overcame a deficit in the final minute of play to forge a 64-60 win. Coffer averaged 10.0 points and 6.0 rebounds while shooting 72.7 percent for the week. Rookie Shay Burnett added 11.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in the two wins.

Hofstra (17-8; 10-4 CAA): The Pride extended their winning streak to five games with a pair of wins. Hofstra downed Towson 62-48 before pulling out a 63-62 victory at No. 23/21 James Madison. It was the second time in program history Hofstra has defeated a nationally ranked opponent with the last time coming in 2006. Forward Anjie White, who has scored in double digits in five straight, averaged 14 points and six rebounds and hit the game-winning free throws against JMU. Rookie Ashunae Durantcame off the bench to average 12.5 points and 4.5 rebounds.

James Madison (23-3; 14-1 CAA): The Dukes began the week with an 85-49 win at UNCW but saw their 14-game winning streak and their 21-game home winning streak snapped with a 63-62 loss to Hofstra. Precious Hall averaged 25.5 points per game for the week while Jazmon Gwathmeyadded 11.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per contest.

UNCW (11-15; 7-8 CAA): The Seahawks split a pair of games last week. After falling against nationally-ranked James Madison, UNCW claimed a 73-71 overtime victory against Towson. Junior guard Shatia Cole posted her second 20-point game of the season in the win over Towson and also provided the game-winning jumper with 3.1 seconds remaining in the extra session.

Northeastern (4-21; 1-14 CAA): The Huskies had a pair of tough losses, falling to Elon, 74-73, on a last second shot and to College of Charleston, 56-54, in the closing minute. Francesca Sally averaged 14.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game while A’lece Mark averaged 12.5 points for the week.

Towson (10-18; 6-10 CAA): Towson suffered a pair of tough losses at Hofstra and in overtime against UNCW in the final home game of the season. Junior guard Dominique Johnson averaged a team-high 14.5 points per game while LaTorri Hines-Allen averaged a double-double (13.5 ppg and 11.5 rpg). Hines-Allen recorded her team and CAA leading 13th double-double of the year against UNW.

William & Mary (12-14; 6-9 CAA): The Tribe had just one game this week, a 64-60 loss at Elon.Jazmen Boone delivered 17 points, six boards, and three steals for William & Mary while Marlena Tremba added 16 points, including four three-pointers.

 

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