Courtesy: America East Communications

Boston U.'s Alford Notches Fourth Women’s Basketball Player of the Week Award

Release: 12/17/2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Boston University senior Chantell Alford earned her fourth America East women's basketball Player of the Week honor of the season, while Albany freshman Shereesha Richards earned her second-straight Rookie of the Week nod, the conference office announced Monday afternoon.

Alford (West Haven, Conn.) continued to impress in Boston University's lone game last week, scoring a game-high 23 points and grabbing eight rebounds in a 68-61 overtime win against local rival Harvard. She led the conference in scoring and steals last week. The Crimson were ranked No. 23 in the latest Mid-Major Top-25 poll. Alford also added four steals and two assists to the cause. The senior scored five points in the extra session, to go with two rebounds and a steal, helping the Terriers outscore Harvard 11-4 in overtime to take the victory. Alford hit four-of-10 from 3-point range in the contest, and currently leads the conference in scoring at 18.9 points per game.

Richards (Oceanview, N.J.) earned her second-straight Rookie of the Week honor after a tremendous performance in Albany's win over Delaware State on Saturday night. Richards scored 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting, leading all freshmen in scoring and field goal percentage for the week. She also tacked on eight rebounds and two steals to help the Great Danes to their sixth-straight win.

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America East Notes (In 140 characters or less #AEHoops)
Hartford defeated previously unbeaten Quinnipiac, 67-61, on Sunday... Boston U. has the top-three players in the conference in minutes played per game this season... Hartford has had seven different leading scorers through 10 games... Albany is on a six-game winning streak, beating teams by an average of 24.7 points per game... Albany is leading the conference in scoring offense, scoring defense, field goal percentage, field goal percentage defense, assists and steals... 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... The Terriers are averaging 8.5 3-point FGs per game and are on pace for 240 this season. The America East record is 223 set by UMBC is 07-08... Four teams (Albany, Stony Brook, Boston U. and Hartford) are ranked in the top-100 nationally of scoring defense... Hartford is ranked 13th, Boston U. ranked 22nd and Albany is receiving votes in the latest Mid-Major Top-25... Stony Brook has a +9.9 rebounding margin. The Seawolves have no finished the year with a positive rebounding margin since 2006-07 (+1.0)

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)
Dec. 3
- Player of the Week: Chantell Alford (Boston U); Rookie of the Week: Liz Wood (Maine)
Dec. 10
- Player of the Week: Chikilra Goodman (Stony Brook); Rookie of the Week: Shereesha Richards (Albany)
Dec. 17
- Player of the Week: Chantell Alford (Boston U);Rookie of the Week: Shereesha Richards (Albany)