Updated: December 03, 2012 10:12 am (ET)
by America East Communications
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
America East Notes (In 140 characters
or less #AEHoops)
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)