WBB Report - Dec. 3
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
Kashaia Cannon • Northeastern
Providence, R.I./Bay View, Sr., Guard
Cannon earns CAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week after leading the Huskies to a 2-0 record last week with victories over Darmouth and NJIT. The senior led the team in scoring in both outings and grabbed a career-best three steals in the win on the road against NJIT. Cannon averaged a team-high 17.5 points per game on 53.8 percent shooting (14-of-26) from the floor and 46.7 percent shooting (7-for-15) from long range. She also added four rebounds for Northeastern to go along with five steals.
Rahneeka Saunders • George Mason
Washington, D.C./Riverdale, Sr., Guard
Saunders collected CAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week after helping the Patriots secure the home victory over UAB, giving the Blazers just their second loss of the season. The senior guard scored a team-high 16 points in the win. She went 9-for-10 from the free throw line, including a pivotal 7-for-8 over the final three minutes that tied the score for the fourth and fifth times and gave Mason the final lead. Saunders scored 10 of Mason's final 11 points to seal the 58-55 victory. The win kept Mason undefeated at home with a 3-0 record this season. She finished the game going 3-for-5 from the field with a single three-pointer and added three assists, two rebounds and a steal.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Meghan Creighton • Drexel
West Chester, Pa./Archbishop Carroll, Fr., Guard
Creighton was named CAA Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week after helping the Dragons to a 2-1 week, earning the TD Bank Classic and individually being named to the All-Tournament team. The freshman starter averaged 9.7 points per game on the week, including a career-high 14 points against Vermont as she hit 4-for-4 from three-point land. Creighton shot 53.8 percent (7-for-13) from the field, with all but one shot coming from long range. She also went 8-for-8 from the free throw line on the week. The rookie finished the week pulling down nine rebounds, dishing out nine assists to go along with a block and a steal.