Team of the Week
|Alan Aboona, Jr.
|G||Nicole Garland, Sr.
|Danny Brakebush, Fr.
|G||Jasmine Greene, Sr.
|Tommy Morgan, Jr.
|G||Elisha Homich, Sr.
|Ladaria Brown, Fr.
|F||Micaela Moore, Jr.
|Chima Ezeigbo, Sr.
|F | C
||Sarah Collins, Sr.
|Games of Jan. 7-13, 2013|
Aboona set a UAA single game record with 10 three-pointers, including his first nine attempts and the game winner at Emory with nine seconds left. His nine consecutive makes broke the school record of seven and helped the Bears salvage a split on the St. Louis-to-Atlanta-to-Rochester trip.
The freshman forward fueled the Boxers to their first two conference wins of the season, starting with a season-high 26 point effort on 9-for-15 shooting at Pacific Lutheran. The next night he scored 17 points on 6-for-9 shooting in a 69-53 win at Linfield. Brakebush enters the week ranked fourth in NWC in scoring, second in three-point percentage and first in free throw percentage.
Morgan has helped Scranton right the ship, including two wins last week. He tallied 27 points, nine rebounds, six assists and four steals in the Royals' 84-78 win at Merchant Marine. He added 11 points in Saturday's 78-41 rout of Goucher. The Royals have won six straight and have a half-game lead on the Gophers and Catholic for first place.
Ladaria Brown scored 13 points in the Yellowjackets' win over Louisiana College, but his big game came against Mississippi College. Brown scored 11 points in the final 62 seconds of regulation to help LeTourneau erase an 11-point deficit on the road and send the game to overtime. Brown added four points in extra time as LeTourneau edged the Choctaws 81-79. The win placed the YellowJackets, a team slated to finish seventh in the ASC East, into third place and only one game out of first.
Ezeigbo helped Eastern Nazarene post a 3-0 record wins over Salve Regina, Nichols and Western New England. The senior averaged 18.7 points per game and 11.3 rebounds per contest and registered two double-doubles. Ezeigbo also added five blocks and six assists on the week and averaged 33 minutes per game.
Garland helped Southern Maine to a pair of key Little East Conference wins. First she scored 22 points against Rhode Island College, including 14-for-15 from the free throw line. Then she drilled six three-pointers on the road at UMass Dartmouth. Garland's 23 points paced the Huskies to an 82-61 victory over the Corsairs.
Greene averaged 25 points and seven rebounds as Hollins went 2-1 with wins over Hood and Washington and Lee. More than that, she became the program's career leader in steals and scoring. She was already the program's all-time leader in rebounds and assists.
Homich averaged 24.7 points in three Bridgewater State victories while shooting 57.1 percent from the floor, 50.0 percent from behind the arc and 94.1 percent at the free throw line. She registered 24 points and eight assists in a 72-58 non-conference victory at Mass-Boston. She capped off the week with 24 point and five rebounds in the Bears' 63-47 win over Westfield State.
Moore put up big numbers in a big week for the Roadrunners who beat William Paterson and Richard Stockton. Moore tallied 16 points and eight rebounds in 35 minutes in Ramapo's narrow 66-64 win over the Pioneers. Then she rolled up 28 points and 11 rebounds, including 9-for-10 from the field and 10-for-10 from the free throw line, on the road at Richard Stockton.
Collins helped No. 20 Babson remain undefeated in NEWMAC play with three wins over Coast Guard, MIT and Smith. She averaged 18.3 points and 16.3 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game, starting with a double-double against the Bears. She closed the week by erupting for 19 points and a career-high 22 rebounds as the Beavers rallied to beat conference contender Smith.