Alford Named Women’s Basketball Player of the Week For Third Time This Season
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Boston University senior Chantell Alford was named America East women's basketball player of the week for the third time in four weeks after leading the Terriers to a 2-0 record. Maine freshman Liz Wood was named Rookie of the Week as the conference office announced the weekly awards for the week ending Dec. 2.
Alford (West Haven, Conn.) had a tremendous week to be named Player of the Week for the third time already this season. The senior led Boston U. to an early week win over Rhode Island, and then shot lights out to pace the Terriers to a signature victory over No. 17/15 St. John's on Saturday. For the week, Alford led the conference in scoring, averaging 19.5 points per game, while also averaging 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 blocks. In the Terriers 54-29 win over URI, Alford had 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting. She followed that with 22 points, six rebounds and three assists to push Boston U. to its second win over a ranked opponent in program history against St. John's, and the first non-conference ranked win for the America East since Hartford beat Louisville on Nov. 17, 2009. Alford hit six 3-pointers in the game, one shy of the school record and finished the week shooting 56-percent from the field and 80-percent from downtown.
Wood (Catlett, Va.) notched her first career double-double to earn America East Rookie of the Week accolades. The freshman had 10 points and 10 rebounds in Maine's loss to reigning Atlantic Sun champion Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday. She was 4-of-10 from the field and also added two assists in the contest.
America East Notes (In 140 characters
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Boston U. beat No. 17/15 St. John's Saturday, marking the 1st non-conference win over a ranked team for the America East since 2009... Hartford was the last team to beat a ranked team in non-conference play, defeating No. 19/23 Louisville on Nov. 17, 2009... The 17-point margin of victory for the Terriers matched the largest win over a ranked opponent in America East history... America East teams went 2-0 against the BIG EAST on Saturday, as Hartford beat Providence and Boston U. beat St. John's... Albany earned Capital City bragging rights with a win over cross-city rival Siena... Boston U. held URI to 29 points Tuesday, the fewest points allowed by an America East team since Binghamton held Colgate to 26 on 12/16/07... Hartford is ranked 9th, Boston U. ranked 21st and Albany is receiving votes in the latest Mid-Major Top-25... 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'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)
Dec. 3 - Player of the Week: Chantell Alford (Boston U); Rookie of the Week: Liz Wood (Maine)