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Courtesy: CAA

WBB Report - Jan. 7

Courtesy: CAA
          Release: 01/07/2013
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CAA 4-1-1:

        •      Drexel, Hofstra, James Madison, Northeastern and Old Dominion earned victories in the first conference outings of the year on Jan. 6.  Delaware was the only team not to start conference action.

        •      The 11 league members have posted a 64-60 record in the season as they wrapped up non-conference play.

        •      Elena Delle Donne, who missed six of the first seven UD games due to illness, returned to the court on Dec. 20. She has averaged 22.3 ppg/10.3 rpg since her return.  She sank the game-winner in overtime against St. John's on Jan. 2 and finished with 29.

        •      The most recent RPIRatings.com report posted that the CAA was ranked 16th among the 33 conferences with Delaware ranked at 34 leading the CAA.

        •      The College of Charleston has accepted an invitation of membership to join the CAA beginning July 2013.

        •      The CAA Women's Basketball Championship will return to the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Maryland in 2013 for the third straight season.

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:

Kirby Burkholder • James Madison

Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby, Jr., Guard

Burkholder was awarded CAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week honors after helping the Dukes to a 2-0 week, including opening conference play 1-0. The junior guard posted a career-high 27 points against Georgia Southern to open the week, shooting 75.0 percent (9-12), while finishing the week averaging 21.0 ppg. She also  averaged 8.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 3.5 steals per game. Burkholder shot 60.9 percent from the floor in the two outings, while going 50 percent from long range and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. 

A'lece Mark • Northeastern

Springfield, Mass./Loomis Chaffee Academy, So., Guard

Mark was named CAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week after leading the Huskies in back-to-back wins in scoring while averaging 18.0 points per game. The sophomore poured in a career-high 19 points in NU's win over Rhode Island followed by a 17-point performance against George Mason to open CAA action. Mark added 3.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals per game on the week to go along with 18.0 ppg. Mark has helped the Huskies to an eight game winning streak at home, which dates back to last season.

ROOKIES OF THE WEEK:

Galaisha Goodhope • Old Dominion

Norfolk, Va./Princess Anne, Fr., Guard

Goodhope collected CAA Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week honors after averaging 14.5 points per game for ODU, including a career-high 21 points against Georgia State in CAA action. The freshman shot 54.5 percent from the floor against the Panthers and 90.0 percent from the free throw line. Goodhope finished the week shooting 42.9 percent (9-21) from the floor and 71.4 percent (10-14) from the line on the week to go along with 3.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steals per game.

Asia Jackson • Hofstra

Peekskill, N.Y./Peekskill, Fr., Guard

Jackson earned CAA Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week accolades after helping the Pride to a 2-0 week with wins over Norfolk State and William & Mary at home. The rookie posted a career-high 20 points to go along with personal bests of five assists and seven rebounds against NSU. Jackson finished the week averaging 13.5 ppg and shot 47.6 percent (10-21) from the floor for Hofstra to go along with four rebounds.

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