Albany's Henry Earns Player of the Week After Setting School Scoring Record
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Albany senior Ebone Henry set the program record for points scored in a career and was named America East women's basketball Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. Maine's Liz Wood earned her second straight Rookie of the Week honor.
Henry (San Diego, Calif.) led the Great Danes to a 2-0 week, as Albany remains the lone undefeated team in America East play. Henry, who became the all-time leading scoring in program history, averaged 18.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 7.0 steals in wins over Boston U. and Vermont. She shot 54.1 percent from the field, including 50 percent from 3-point range. In the win over the Terriers on the road, Henry scored 15 points to go along with four rebounds, four assists, and eight steals. At home on Saturday versus Vermont, Henry scored 21 points to become the program's scoring leader, besting a 27-year-old record. She also finished with seven rebounds, six assists, and six steals, shooting 6-for-13 from the floor and 7-of-8 from the free throw line.
Wood (Catlett, Va.) continued her strong play for the Black Bears and led Maine to its first conference win, averaging 17.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 4.0 steals and 1.5 blocks per game. She also shot 52-percent from the field in a 1-1 week. Wood scored a career-high 22 points to start the week against Vermont, marking the third-straight game the freshman had notched a career-high in points. She also had six rebounds and four steals in the contest while hitting 3-of-6 attempts from 3-point range. In Maine's win over Stony Brook Saturday, Wood filled that stat sheet with 12 points, nine rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks while shooting 55.6-percent from the floor.
America East Notes (In 140 characters or less #AEHoops)
Albany is the lone unbeaten team in the America East. The last team to go undefeated in league play was Hartford in 2009-10... Boston U. head coach Kelly Greenberg earned her 250th career win vs. UMBC Saturday... Albany's Ebone Henry became the program's all-time leading scorer with 21 points vs. Vermont. She has 1,494 career points... Boston U's Chantell Alford became the school's all-time career 3-point leader with 220 career made 3-pointers... Albany's 16-3 start is the best for any America East team since Hartford was 27-3 in 2009-10... 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.... Hartford has had eight different players 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 26.7 points in its first seven conference games... Albany's 87 points vs. UMBC 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... 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)
Jan. 28 - Player of the Week: Ebone Henry (Albany); Rookie of the Week: Liz Wood (Maine)