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)
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
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)