Women's #CAAHoops Weekly Report - Jan. 20
CAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL WEEKLY REPORT: Jan. 20
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• CAA Action: James Madison and Drexel both improved to 3-0 on Sunday afternoon with victories over Hofstra and Delaware, respectively.
• Stats You Missed: On Thursday night, Drexel’s Abby Redick recorded the league’s first triple-double of the season with 12 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists. On Sunday, College of Charleston’s Alyssa Frye scored a career- and program-best 34 points, including tying a CAA record of 10 made three-pointers in a single game. Towson sophomore Dominique Johnson sank a school-record eight three-pointers in a one-point loss to UNCW on Sunday. Her eight is tied for fourth in the CAA record book.
• Non-Conference Record: CAA teams are 51-63 (.447) against non-conference opponents.
• RPI Ratings: In the most recent RPI ratings posted, the league was ranked 12th among the conferences. James Madison led the CAA with a RPI of 44.
• National Rankings - Team (1/12): James Madison ranks 10th in blocked shots per game (5.8) and 14th in rebound margin pulling down 10.1 boards more a game versus their opponents. Drexel ranks 3rd in turnovers per game (11.7), 6th in assist turnover ratio (1.39), 8th in scoring defense, holding their opponents to 55.0 ppg and 16th in personal fouls (15.7).
• Naismith Early Top 50 Watch List: James Madison’s Kirby Burkholder was named to the Top 50 Naismith Women’s Basketball Early Watch List.
• WBCA, Good Works Nominee: Delaware’s Kelsey Buchanan was the only CAA women’s basketball representative nominated for the WBCA Allstate Good Works honor.
• Welcome to the CAA: The CAA welcomes the College of Charleston Cougars to the league for this season. Elon will join for the 2014-15 competitive season.
• New Head Coaches: The league welcomes two new head coaches as Niki Reid Geckeler takes over the leadership of the Towson Tigers and Ed Swanson starts a new era at the helm of the William & Mary Tribe after 23 years at Sacred Heart.
•2014 CAA Championship: The CAA Women’s Basketball Championship will return to the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md., in 2014 for the fourth straight season.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Alyssa Frye • College of Charleston
Chester, Va./Dale, Sr., Guard
Frye was named CAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Week after leading the Cougars to a 2-0 record in conference play with road wins over Hofstra and Northeastern. The senior guard exploded in Charleston’s win at Northeastern for a school-record 34 points, including a CAA record-tying and CofC-record 10 three-pointers made. She went 10-for-14 (.714) from the floor (a school record), all from beyond the arc, while shooting perfect 4-for-4 (1.000) from the charity stripe against the Huskies. Her 10 made three-pointers is also the third best mark in the nation this season. On the week, Frye averaged 22.5 points per game on .448 (13-29) shooting from the floor, .500 (12-24) from beyond the arc and .875 (7-8) from the free throw line. The Chester, Va., native also added five rebounds, one assist with no turnovers, one block and two steals on the week.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Sarah Curran • Drexel
Media, Pa./Archbishop Carroll, Fr., Forward
Curran collected CAA Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week honors for the second time this season after leading the Dragons to a 2-0 mark with road wins over William & Mary and Delaware. The freshman scored a career-high 22 points in Drexel’s win at William & Mary on 11-of-14 (.786) shooting from the field. She followed that outing up with a 19-point effort at Delaware. The Media, Pa., native finished the week averaging 20.5 points per game on .633 percent shooting from the floor (19-30). She added a pair of treys, made one free throw on the week and contributed three assists and a rebound for the Dragons.