Goodman Records Pair of Double-Doubles to Earn Women’s Basketball Honors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -Stony Brook junior Chikilra Goodman recorded a pair of double-doubles to earn her first career America East women's basketball Player of the Week honor, while Albany's Shereesha Richards was named Rookie of the Week as the conference office announced the weekly awards for the week ending Dec. 9.
Goodman (Philadelphia, Pa.) was unstoppable for the Seawolves, leading the conference in both scoring (18.0 ppg) and rebounding (14.0 rpg) last week to help Stony Brook to a pair of wins over Sacred Heart and at Fordham. On Tuesday against the Pioneers, Goodman corralled her first-career double-double with 19 points and 16 rebounds (8-for-10 shooting) in a 51-46 Stony Brook win. She followed that effort with another double-double against Fordham on Saturday, racking up 17 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals in a 58-46 win in the Bronx, N.Y. It was Stony Brook's first win over an Atlantic 10 foe since a 58-56 win over No. 19 Temple on Dec. 7, 2005. Goodman's efforts helped Stony Brook improve to 5-3 on the season, already exceeding the team's win total from last year.
Richards (Oceanview, N.J.) had a breakout game in the Great Danes' win over La Salle on Wednesday. The freshman forward came off the bench to score 17 points, going 7-of-9 from the floor and 3-for-3 from the free throw line. She also grabbed four rebounds and recorded three steals, one assist, and one block, in 22 minutes of action. In a win over Canisius on Saturday, Richards scored four points and grabbed two boards in eight minutes of action. For the week, she led all freshmen with 10.5 points per game, shooting at a 64.0 clip, and averaged 3.0 rebounds.
Three America East teams play rare Monday night games including two at home. Boston University puts its four-game winning streak on the line against local rival Harvard at 7 p.m. Binghamton is also at home, hosting Niagara at 7 p.m. Maine rounds out the schedule with a trip to Bryant.
America East Notes (In 140 characters
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Stony Brook has a +11.0 rebounding margin. The Seawolves have no finished the year with a positive rebounding margin since 2006-07 (+1.0)... Albany is on a 5-game winning streak, beating teams by an average of 25.2 points per game... Stony Brook beat Fordham on the road, giving the Seawolves five wins already this season which exceeds their win total from last season... The Seawolves' win over Fordham was its first over an Atlantic 10 foe since a 58-56 win over No. 19 Temple on Dec. 7, 2005... America East teams are 7-6 vs. the Atlantic 10 with four different teams notching wins... Binghamton earned its first win of the year, beating Buffalo 65-60 on the road Saturday... Boston U. beat No. 17/15 St. John's on Dec. 1, marking the 1st non-conference win over a ranked team for the America East since 2009... The Terriers are averaging 8.3 3-point FGs per game and are on pace for 240 this season. The America East record is 223 set by UMBC is 07-08... Four teams (Albany, Stony Brook, Boston U. and Hartford) are ranked in the top-100 nationally of scoring defense... Hartford is ranked 10th, Boston U. ranked 21st and Albany is receiving votes in the latest Mid-Major Top-25.
2012-13 America East Women's Basketball Weekly
Nov. 12 - Player of the Week: Chantell Alford (Boston U); Rookie of the Week: Morgan Murphy (Binghamton)
Nov. 19 - Player of the Week: Chantell Alford (Boston U); Rookie of the Week: Brittany Snow (Stony Brook)
Nov. 26 - Player of the Week: Megan Craig (Albany); Rookie of the Week: Katie Roth (Hartford)
Dec. 3 - Player of the Week: Chantell Alford (Boston U); Rookie of the Week: Liz Wood (Maine)
Dec. 10 - Player of the Week: Chikilra Goodman (Stony Brook); Rookie of the Week: Shereesha Richards (Albany)