Tournament MVP Moran Named Women’s Basketball Player of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - After leading the Terriers to the Christmas City Classic title, Boston University senior guard Mo Moran was named America East women's basketball Player of the Week for the first time this year. Maine freshman Liz Wood earned Rookie of the Week honors for the second time this season, the conference office announced Monday.
Moran (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) continued to be steady at the point guard position for Boston University, averaging a very balanced 14 points, eight assists, three rebounds and two steals per game. She was named Christmas City Classic Most Valuable Player, helping the Terriers to wins over Fairleigh Dickinson and Lehigh to capture the tournament title. Boston U. is off to its best start under ninth-year head coach Kelly Greenberg with a 10-3 non-conference record. Moran started the weekend with 12 points and nine assists in a win over Fairleigh Dickinson, and followed that with 16 points, including four 3-pointers, to go with seven assists against Lehigh. She totaled 16 assists and just three turnovers for the weekend, leading the conference in assists per game and assist-to-turnover ratio for the week.
Wood (Catlett, Va.) earned her second America East Rookie of the Week honor, notching her second career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in a loss at Towson. Wood also added five assists, two blocks and one steal in the contest. Wood had seven points and five rebounds in a loss at James Madison. For the week, she led freshmen in rebounding with 7.5 boards per game and ranked second in scoring with 9.0 points per game.
America East Notes (In 140 characters
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Stony Brook is off to its best start since 2005-06, going 8-5 in non-conference play... Boston University is off to its best start under ninth-year head coach Kelly Greenberg with a 10-3 mark in non-conference play... The America East is the only conference with two teams in the top-10 of the Mid-Major Top-25. Hartford is 9th and Boston U is 10th... Boston University is ranked ninth in ESPN.com's Mid-Major Top-10 with Hartford in the next five...Albany's Julie Forster became the program's all-time leading rebounder with 977 career boards vs. Sam Houston State on Dec. 20... Hartford sold out Chase Family Arena for the first time in the regular-season against No. 2 Connecticut on Dec. 22 ... New Hampshire scored a season-high 77 points in its win over Wagner on Dec. 17... Albany is 1 of only 2 mid-major teams to rank in the top 40 of the country in both field goal percentage and field goal percentage defense... Boston U. has the top-three players in the conference in minutes played per game this season (Moran, Alford, Agboola)... 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 8.9 3-point FGs per game and are on pace for 258 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... Stony Brook has a +7.6 rebounding margin. The Seawolves have not finished the year with a positive rebounding margin since 2006-07 (+1.0)
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)
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)
Dec. 24 - Player of the Week: Ebone Henry (Albany);Rookie of the Week: Shereesha Richards (Albany)
Dec. 31 - Player of the Week: Mo Moran (Boston U);Rookie of the Week: Liz Wood (Maine)