Megan Craig (left) and Katie Roth earned America East weekly honors for the week ending Nov. 25.
Megan Craig (left) and Katie Roth earned America East weekly honors for the week ending Nov. 25.
Courtesy: America East Communications

Craig’s Career Week Nets Her Women’s Basketball Weekly Honors

Release: 11/26/2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -  After registering a career week and leading the conference in scoring, Albany sophomore Megan Craig earned her first career America East women's basketball Player of the Week honor, the conference office announced Monday. Hartford freshman Katie Roth was named Rookie of the Week.

Craig (Whangerai, New Zealand) led the conference in scoring (19.5 ppg) and field goal percentage (64.3) to help Albany to a 1-1 record last week. The sophomore also averaged six rebounds per game. In a mid-week game at Michigan State, the sophomore scored 12 points and pulled down three rebounds in 20 minutes of action. In a home win over Dartmouth on Saturday, Craig scored a career-high 27 points in 31 minutes, and just missed out on her first career double-double with nine rebounds. The center also finished with one assist and one block against the Big Green to lead the Great Danes to victory.

Roth (Castleton, N.Y.) finished second among freshmen in scoring last week with 9.5 points per game while also averaging 5.5 rebounds. She opened the two-game week for Hartford with a career-high 17 points, matching the season high for all Hawks, in the road win at Umass. The freshman opened that game scoring her first six field goal attempts, while she finished 6-of-7 overall and 5-of-8 at the line. She also added four rebounds and two blocks, the only two blocks for Hartford all week. In the final game of the week, she finished with just two points but led the Hawks with seven rebounds in the loss to No. 18/16 St. John's.

America East Notes (In 140 characters or less #AEHoops)
Stony Brook held NJIT to 35 points Sunday, the fewest points an America East team has allowed since UNH held Rhode Island to 33 on 12/18/11.... New Hampshire improved to 11-2 in its last 13 home openers with a win over Cornell... Stony Brook's 25-point win over NJIT was its largest margin of victory since beating St. Francis (NY) by 31 on Dec. 6, 2009... UMBC has the two highest scoring outputs in the conference this season, scoring 83 vs. Coppin State and 78 vs. Eastern... UMBC earned its first 30-point victory since defeating UMES 102-65 on Nov. 15, 2009, with a 78-40 win over Eastern... The Hawks started the season 5-0 for the 1st time in program history... Hartford joins the 2009-10 Albany team as the only America East teams to start 5-0 as far back as the records show (1999-2000)... Boston U. is ranked 18th, Hartford is 21st and Albany is receiving votes in the latest Mid-Major Top-25... Stony Brook's Jessica Previlon notched her second-straight double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds in a win over NJIT... ... Boston U's Chantell Alford scored a career-high 30 points in a loss to No. 14/22 West Virginia. It was the most points by an America East player since New Hampshire's Morgan Frame scored 35 vs. Wagner on Dec. 21, 2011.

2012-13 America East Women's Basketball Weekly Award Winners
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)