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Bell, Baron named big 5 players of the week

February 10, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - A pair of seniors, Villanova guard James Bell and Penn guard Alyssa Baron, were named the Philadelphia Big 5 Men's and Women's basketball Players of the Week, respectively, for their outstanding performances.

Bell continued his outstanding play by notching 27 points and eight rebounds in a victory over Xavier.  He followed that up with a 20-point, six-rebound performance in a win over Seton Hall.  He made 17-of-25 shots in the two games including 10-of-17 treys.  This is Bell’s third consecutive Big 5 Player of the Week selection.

Baron led the Quakers to a pair of Ivy League wins by averaging 26.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and two steals per game.  Against first-place Cornell, she scored 16 of her 28 points in the second half while recording nine rebounds and four steals.  At Columbia, she tallied 25 points and four rebounds.  For the week, she shot 55.2% from the floor, 57.1% from downtown, and 81% from the foul line.


Men’s Honor Roll

  • Fran Dougherty (Sr. F) of Penn had a pair of double-doubles in a 2-0 week.  He scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds versus Cornell before netting 23 points and pulling 12 rebounds versus Columbia.
  • Langston Galloway (Sr. G) of Saint Joseph’s averaged 15 points and six rebounds in a 1-1 week.  He netted a game-high 24 points on 8-of-14 shooting to help the Hawks down VCU.  He grabbed six rebounds and made 5-of-6 foul shots in 39 minutes.
  • Jerrell Wright (Jr. F) of La Salle averaged 18.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in an 0-2 week.  He shot 14-of-28 from the field and 9-of-13 from the charity stripe in the two contests.


Women’s Honor Roll

  • Lauren Burford (Jr. F) of Villanova averaged 17 points and 3.5 assists per game in a
    2-0 week.  She scored 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting including five 3-pointers in a win over Providence.  Against Seton Hall, she drained five more treys and had 15 points.
  • Shi-Heria Shipp (Sr. G) of Temple averaged a double-double with 11.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per game in a 2-0 week.  She netted 15 points and grabbed 12 boards while shooting 70% from the floor against Houston.  In the victory over Memphis, she scored eight points to go with 13 rebounds.
  • Micahya Owens (Fr. F) of La Salle led her squad to a 2-0 week by averaging 19 points, four assists, and three steals per game.  She netted 20 points against George Mason and followed that up by scoring 18 points – nine in a decisive second-half run – that led the Explorers past Rhode Island.

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