CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – With the first weekend of America East women’s basketball in the
books, the season’s first weekly awards were announced by the conference office
on Monday. Boston University senior Chantell Alford was named Player of the
Week, while Binghamton’s Morgan Murphy earned Rookie of the Week accolades.
Haven, Conn.) led the Terriers to a 52-46 win over the ACC’s Boston College
with 17 points and seven rebounds. The two-time America East Player of the Year
tied for the league-lead in scoring average and ranked fifth in rebounding for
the weekend. Alford hit on three 3-pointers, scoring five of the Terriers’
final 10 points. She hit a pair of clutch free-throws with less than a minute
to go to help ice the game and give Boston U back-to-back wins over the Eagles
for the first time since 1984.
(Wethersfield, Conn.) scored 12 points and pulled down seven rebounds in her
collegiate debut at St. Bonaventure. She led all freshmen in scoring average
and rebounding for the weekend. Murphy went 4-of-5 from the field and
shot .800 from the free throw line. She is the first Bearcat rookie to reach
double figures in her first career game since current junior guard Jasbriell
Swain had 18 points in the 2010 season opener.
America East Notes (In 140 characters
or less #AEHoops)
teams went a perfect 3-0 on Sunday, as UMBC, Stony Brook and Vermont each had
home victories… Stony Brook defeated Patriot League favorite Navy, 44-40, on
Sunday… Maine’s Ashleigh Roberts had the top scoring performance of the
weekend, scoring a career-high 29 vs. Wofford… Brittany Crowell scored a
career-high 25 points, hitting 5 3-pointers in a win over Monmouth… Boston U head
coach Kelly Greenberg won her 150th career game with the Terriers Friday night
over Boston College… Albany’s Julie Forster had a double-double with 16 points
and 18 rebounds in the Great Danes’ opener vs. Fordham… The Terriers beat
Boston College in back-to-back years for the first time since 1984… Boston U
hosts No. 17/22 West Virginia in the lone America East game on Monday night.