Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Wednesday dribble: Spiders win 6th straight

Just one game to weigh in on, so we'll flesh out this report with a tip of the fedora to:

Virginia Tech's Lindsay Biggs, who spearheaded the Hokies' stunning rout of No. 10 North Carolina and claimed the ACC Player of the Week award;

Hampton's Breanna Jones, who hauled in 24 rebounds in two games to snag MEAC Rookie of the Week honors;

Radford's Denay Wood, who shot her way out of the considerable shadow of senior teammate Kymesha Alston to earn the Big South Player of the Week award;

Liberty's Jelena Antic, who was nearly perfect in copping her second straight Big South Freshman of the Week title. Antic went into Monday's game against UNC Asheville having made 10 straight field goals. She promptly missed her first two shots, then hit her final three in the Lady Flames' 82-40 victory. So Antic has now hit 13 of her last 15 shots. Like we said, nearly perfect.

The CAA Player of the Week was Drexel star Gabriela Marginean. CAA Rookie of the Week honors went to (surprise!) Delaware's Elena Delle Donne.

Tuesday's game

Richmond 76, George Washington 47: The Colonials were wounded animals, as injuries have reduced their roster to a not-so-magnificent seven. But the Spiders showed no mercy and delivered one of their cleanest performances of the season - 50.7 percent shooting, a season-high 24 assists against just 11 turnovers, a 41-32 rebounding advantage and 14 steals. "The way we played tonight was really special," coach Michael Shafer said after his Spiders (14-4, 3-0 Atlantic 10) won their sixth straight. Now let's see if they can take this kind of play on the road Saturday at Dayton - a feat that would be even more special.

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