Week 1 Weekly Release
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Connecticut senior Maya Moore and freshman Bria Hartley highlight the 2010-11 season's first BIG EAST women's basketball weekly honors. Moore led Connecticut to a 3-0 record to open the season and was named BIG EAST Player of the Week, while Hartley made an immediate impact on the Huskies' squad to earn BIG EAST Freshman of the Week for her efforts.
Moore averaged 27.0 ppg and 7.0 rpg in the Huskies' three season-opening wins. She registered 30-point games in victories against No. 2/2 Baylor on Nov. 16 (65-64) and Georgia Tech on Nov. 21 (71-51). Against Baylor, she grabbed a career-high six steals and buried a pull-up jumper with just over a minute remaining to give the Huskies a there-point edge. Against Georgia Tech, she grabbed eight rebounds.
In her first game at UConn, Hartley had 18 points, four assists and no turnovers, going 6-for-10 in a 117-37 win against Holy Cross on Nov. 14. She broke into the starting line-up against No. 2/2 Baylor, scoring nine points (eight in the final four minutes), including a clutch 3-pointer to put Connecticut ahead. In a 71-51 victory against Georgia Tech on Nov. 21, Hartley had 15 points, dishing out three assists and grabbing three steals.
The BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll:
Keisha Hampton, DePaul, Jr., F (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Averaged 17.8 points per game, helping DePaul reach the Preseason WNIT Championship game.
Sugar Rodgers, Georgetown, So., G (Suffolk, Va.)
Scored 21 points to lead Georgetown past No. 21/RV Maryland on Nov. 16. Recorded double-digits in all three of the Hoyas' wins.
Monique Reid, Louisville, Jr., F (Louisville, Ky.)
Averaging 16.5 ppg and 6.0 rpg, scoring 19 points against No. 4/3 Tennessee. Scored in double-figures in all four games, shooting 62.2 percent.
Paige Fiedorowicz, Marquette, Sr., F (Johnsburg, Ill.)
Averaged 12.8 ppg and 5.3 rpg, shooting 63.3 percent, leading Marquette to a 4-0 start.
Madina Ali, West Virginia, R-Sr., F (Williamsport, Pa.)
Shot 65 percent, averaging 16.3 ppg and 5.5 rpg. Recorded a double-double in a win over Duquesne on Nov. 13 (19 pts, 10 rebounds).