Alford Earns Second-Straight America East Player of the Week Award
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Boston University's Chantell Alford earned her second consecutive America East Player of the Week honor, while Stony Brook's Brittany Snow was named Rookie of the Week for the week ending Nov. 18, the conference office announced Monday.
Alford (West Haven, Conn.) earned her second-straight America East Player of the Week honor after leading the conference in scoring, averaging 24.0 points per game last week to go with 6.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists. Alford scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed eight boards as the Terriers were nipped by No. 14 West Virginia, 60-57. The 30 points are the most for any America East player since New Hampshire's Morgan Frame netted 35 vs. Wagner on Dec. 21, 2011. She also tied a career-high with six 3-pointers in the game. Later in the week, the senior led Boston U. to a, 70-61, win over Richmond with 18 points, four rebounds and four assists. She has led the Terriers in scoring in all three games this season, and leads the conference averaging 21.7 points per game.
Snow (Shamong, N.J.) earned her first America East Rookie of the Week honor after leading all America East freshmen in scoring with 12 points in Stony Brook's 66-63 overtime loss at Morgan State. Snow also pulled down four rebounds and had two assists and a steal in the game. She made her first start of her collegiate career, hitting four field goals and going four-of-five from the free throw line.
America East Notes (In 140 characters
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America East teams hold a 16-15 record in non-conference play after two weeks of action... Boston U. was nipped by No. 14/22 West Virginia, 60-57, on Monday... Boston U's Chantell Alford scored a career-high 30 points in a loss to No. 14/22 West Virginia Monday night. It was the most points by an America East player since New Hampshire's Morgan Frame scored 35 vs. Wagner on Dec. 21, 2011... Maine defeated UNLV, 74-67, after shooting 11-of-21 from 3-point range Saturday... Stony Brook's Jessica Previlon had career-highs in both points (17) and rebounds (13) in the Seawolves' overtime loss at Morgan State... Hartford has forced opponents into 20 or more turnovers in all four of its games this season... The Hawks are 4-0 for the first time since 2005-06... Both Boston University and Hartford beat Richmond over the weekend... Boston University (23) and Albany (24) were both ranked in last week's Mid-Major Top-25... UNH's Cari Reed had 18 pts, including a game-winning 3 with three seconds left, to go with 12 rebounds in the Wildcats' win over Holy Cross... Maine's Ashleigh Roberts has been in double figures in four-straight games... UMBC's Lauren Chase has notched double-figures in all four of the Retrievers' games... Albany battles Michigan State on BTN.com on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.
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)