Boston U.ís Alford, Maineís Wood Earn Womenís Basketball Weekly Honors
Mass. - Boston University senior Chantell Alford became the seventh Terriers in 11 weeks to earn America East Player of the Week honors, while Maine's Liz Wood was named Rookie of the Week the conference office announced Monday.
Alford (West Haven, Conn.) earned her fifth Player of the Week honor and the seventh for a Boston University player after averaging 17.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game. Alford also connected on eight 3-pointers on 16 attempts, becoming Boston University's program record-holder for career made 3-pointers with 220. The senior led the Terriers to a 2-0 week, starting with 21 points, five rebounds and two steals while shooting 5-of-9 from 3-point range in a win at Maine. She followed that with 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals in a win at New Hampshire. For the week, she was third in the conference in scoring, fifth in steals and first in 3-pointers made.
Wood (Catlett, Va.) had a career week to earn her third Rookie of the Week honor this season. The freshman averaged 17 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game, while also shooting 52.2-percent from the floor and 88.9-percent from the free throw line in a pair of losses for the Black Bears. Wood started the week with a double-double, scoring a career-high 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to go with two steals and two assists in a loss to Boston U. She then broke that career-high with 20 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field and 6-of-7 from the charity stripe in a loss to Binghamton. Wood also had nine rebounds and six assists against the Bearcats.
America East Notes (In 140 characters
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UMBC hosts Stony Brook on Wednesday at noon in a game that will be broadcast nationally on ESPN3... Boston U's 16-3 start is the best for any America East team since Hartford was 27-3 in 2009-10... Boston U's Chantell Alford became the school's all-time career 3-point leader with 220 career made 3-pointers.... New Hampshire's Cari Reed became the third player in program history to record 150 career 3-pointers made. She is No. 3 all-time with 155.... The Terriers' 13-game winning streak is the fourth longest in the nation.... Taylor Clark became the eighth different Hartford Hawk to lead the team in scoring this season... Stony Brook's 11 wins are the most for the team since the 2006-07 season... Albany has an average margin of victory of 30.6 points in its first five conference games... Albany's 87 vs. UMBC points is the most points scored by an America East team since New Hampshire scored 88 against Rhode Island on Jan. 1, 2011... Stony Brook won at New Hampshire for the first time since Jan. 13, 2007... Albany's 87 vs. UMBC points is the most points scored by an America East team since New Hampshire scored 88 against Rhode Island on Jan. 1, 2011... Only three teams in league history have lost their conference openers and gone on to win the America East title... Binghamton's win over Hartford was the first for the Bearcats over the Hawks at the Events Center since Feb. 23, 2005... ... Boston U. beat No. 17/15 St. John's, marking the 1st non-conference win over a ranked team for the America East since 2009... The Terriers are averaging 8.0 3-point FGs per game and are on pace for 232 this season. The America East record is 223 set by UMBC is 07-08... Stony Brook has a +5.9 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)
Jan. 7 - Player of the Week: Rashidat Agboola (Boston U); Rookie of the Week: Shereesha Richards (Albany)
Jan. 14 - Player of the Week: Morgan Frame (New Hampshire); Rookie of the Week: Shereesha Richards (Albany)
Jan. 21 - Player of the Week: Chantell Alford (Boston U.); Rookie of the Week: Liz Wood (Maine)