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Maine's Dimitry Akanda-Coronel earned America East men's basketball Player of the Week honors after his 27-point performance Sunday.
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Maine's Akanda-Coronel, Binghamton's Beck Take Home Weekly Honors

Release: 12/30/2013
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - During a light week of America East men's basketball action during which just five games were played, standout performances by Maine's Dimitry Akanda-Coronel and Binghamton's Marlon Beck led their teams to wins and earned the duo the conference's weekly awards for week 8: 

Player of the Week
Dimitry Akanda-Coronel, Sophomore, Guard, Maine

  • Led Maine to a win over Middle Tennessee State in the Dr. Pepper Classic by scoring a game-high 27 points on 10-of-22 shooting including 5-of-8 from three-point land.
  • Also added a team-high eight rebounds and four assists.
  • The win was Maine's first against a Division I opponent this season and snapped an eight-game losing skid.
Rookie of the Week
Marlon Beck, Fr., Guard, Binghamton
  • Recorded his first career double-double (10 points, 10 assists) in Binghamton's win over Bryant Saturday.
  • Averaged 7.0 points, 7.0 assists and a 4.67-to-1 assist to turnover ratio in two games last week.
Around the League
  • Binghamton and Maine each snapped losing streaks over the weekend.
  • The Bearcats stopped a three-game skid with a win over Bryant Saturday.
  • The Black Bears snapped an eight-game losing streak with a win over Middle Tennessee State Sunday.
  • Stony Brook has won three straight and four of their last five games.
  • SBU is receiving votes in the latest Mid-Major Top 25.
  • Albany has won three of its last four games.
  • Hartford's win over St. Peter's Sunday was its third in its last four games.
  • Both Vermont and Stony Brook are 1-0 in league play while the River Hawks and UNH are 0-1.
  • America East is youth driven as five of the top 10 scorers are freshmen or sophomores.
  • Vermont's Brian Voelkel became just the ninth player in league history to reach the 1,000-rebound mark Saturday at Harvard.
  • Stony Brook's Dave Coley eclipsed the 1,000-point mark on Dec. 22.
  • Full scale conference play begins this weekend with three games. Albany hosts Hartford, UMass Lowell entertains UMBC and Binghamton visits Maine.

2013-14 Men's Basketball Weekly Awards
Nov. 11 - Player of the Week: Anthony Jackson, Stony Brook
          Rookie of the Week: Nick Madray, Binghamton
Nov. 18 - Co-Players of the Week: Jordan Reed, Binghamton/Chris Pelcher, UNH
          Rookie of the Week: Rodney Elliott, UMBC   
Nov. 25 - Player of the Week: Jameel Warney, Stony Brook
          Rookie of the Week: Magnus Richards, Binghamton      
Dec. 2  - Player of the Week: Peter Hooley, Albany
          Rookie of the Week: Kurt Steidl, Vermont
Dec. 9  - Co-Players of the Week: Jordan Reed, Binghamton/Mark Nwakamma, Hartford
          Rookie of the Week: Marlon Beck, Binghamton    
Dec. 16 - Player of the Week: Sam Rowley, Albany
          Rookie of the Week: Rodney Elliott, UMBC  
Dec. 23 - Player of the Week: Jameel Warney, Stony Brook/Sandro Carissimo, Vermont
          Rookie of the Week: Dallas Ennema, Albany
Dec. 30 - Player of the Week: Dimitry Akanda-Coronel, Maine
          Rookie of the Week: Marlon Beck, Binghamton


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