January 14, 2014

Corvias ECAC Women's Basketball Players of the Week (for week ending Jan. 12, 2014)

Division I - New England

Breanna Stewart – University of Connecticut
Sophomore, Forward, Syracuse, NY

Stewart averaged 18.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.5 blocks and 3.5 assists per game in a 2-0 week for the top-ranked Huskies. The sophomore also shot 53.8 percent from the field in wins over Houston and Temple. Stewart started the week with a 24-point, nine-rebound performance in the Huskies’ win over Houston on Tuesday. She also blocked six shots and was 8-14 from the floor in only 21-minutes of action. She followed that up with 12 points, four steals and three assists in 20 minutes of action vs. Temple.

Division I - Metro/Upstate

Shereesha Richards, University at Albany
Sophomore, Forward, Rae Town, Jamaica

Richards led the conference in scoring (32.0 ppg), rebounding (14.5 rpg) and field goal percentage (66.7%) while helping Albany to a 2-0 week in conference play. She set an Albany program record, scoring the most points for an America East player since March of 2005 with 41on 17-of-24 shooting in a win at Vermont. Also added 11 rebounds for her eighth double-double. Richards Set a career-high with 18 rebounds while also pouring in 23 points for her ninth double-double of the year in a win at Hartford. The 18 rebounds are the most for an America East player this season.           

Joy Adams – Iona College                                                                                                           
Sophomore, Forward, Orlando, Fla.                                                                                                                                            

Adams scored a career high 29 points and pulled down 19 rebounds, her 12th double-double of the season, to help the Gaels to a 95-86 victory over Quinnipiac in their lone contest of the week. The win extended Iona's winning streak to 11 games, the longest in program history. Adams went 10-for-14 (.714) from the field, and knocked down nine shots from the charity stripe in the win. On the glass, Adams grabbed four of her rebounds on the offensive end and 15 on the defensive end. Adams also added two assists and a steal in the victory.

Division I - South

Wumi Agunbiade – Duquesne University
Senior, Forward, Pickering, Ontario
The Pickering, Ontario native led the Dukes to a pair of conference wins this week, including a 65-61 victory at Fordham, which snapped the Rams’ 12 game winning streak.  Against Fordham, Agunbiade scored a season-high 26 points on 10-of-11 shooting from the floor and tied a career-high with five assists, while grabbing nine rebounds at Saint Louis on Saturday.  

Division II

Jeanette Anderson – Caldwell College
Senior, Forward, Lynn, Mass.                                                                                            
Anderson averaged 24.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.0 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 56.2-percent from the field and 80.0 percent from the free throw line in two victories last week. She helped the Cougars erase a 23-point deficit at Post with 26 points, seven rebounds, two blocks and three steals while shooting 10-of-15 from the field. In a 77-53 triumph over Dominican, Anderson registered 22 points, nine boards, five steals and a career–high four blocks.

Division III - New England

Gabby Felix – Westfield State University
Junior, Center, Springfield, Mass.
Felix averaged 21.7 points and 13 rebounds in a 3-0 week for Owls, including a career high of 27 points and 20 rebounds in a 61-53 victory at Bridgewater State and tallied 13 points and nine rebounds in a 76-71 victory over Framingham State.

Division III - Metro

DeAndra Scott – SUNY Old Westbury                                                                                                                                   
Senior, Forward, St. Albans, NY                                                                                                          
Scott averaged 26.0 points and 11.0 rebounds while shooting 51 percent (19-of-37) from the field as Old Westbury posted victories over Mount Saint Vincent (83-71) and NYU-Poly (74-61). She scored 20 points and grabbed 10 boards on Jan. 7 versus NYU-Poly and poured in a season-high 32 points, pulled down 12 rebounds and added a career-best four blocked shots on Jan. 11 against Mount Saint Vincent.

Division III - Upstate

Brittney Dumas – Hartwick College
Sophomore, Forward, Easton, Conn.                                                                                   
Dumas nearly averaged a double-double in a 2-1 week for the Hawks. She averaged 18.3 points and 9.7 rebounds per game while making 53% (26-of-49) of her field goals to go along with five assists, six steals and five blocks. Dumas began the week with 16 points and a game-high nine rebounds in a 67-65 buzzer-beating loss to Vassar on Tuesday. On Friday night, she helped bring the Hawks back from a 12-point first-half deficit to defeat St. John Fisher 71-68. In the game, Dumas scored 16 points, pulled down a game-high 10 boards and added a pair of steals. On Saturday, she shot 11-of-19 from the floor for a game-high 23 points and added a game-high 10 rebounds in a 72-54 victory at Nazareth. 

Division III - South

Emily Grabiak – Catholic University
Senior, Guard, Haddonfield, NJ
Grabiak was instrumental in Catholic’s 2-0 week, averaging 23.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 6.0 steals, and 3.5 assists per game. On Monday, the senior captain scored a career-high 26 points, pulled down six rebounds and dished out four assists in the 84-72 win over Gwynedd Mercy. In addition, the Haddonfield, N.J., native had five steals, including the 200th of her career. She followed that up with a strong showing on Saturday at Merchant Marine, shooting 52.9 percent from the floor en route to 21 points, seven rebounds, three assists and a career-high seven steals.