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RIC’s McBorrough Named NEWBA Rookie of the Week; Castleton’s Quenneville and Eastern’s Villard Make Honor Roll

New ENgland Women's Basketball Association Player of the Week

NEWBA Release

PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Three Little East Conference (LEC) women's basketball players earned weekly awards from the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) for the week-ending January 6, 2019. Rhode Island College freshman forward Willcia McBorrough (Providence, R.I.) was named NEWBA Rookie of the Week, while Castleton junior guard Alexis Quenneville (Orwell, Vt.) and Eastern Connecticut junior forward Mya Villard (Cromwell, Conn.) earned spots on the Honor Roll. 

McBorrough, the reigning LEC Rookie of the Week, was one rebound shy of a double-double in the Anchorwomen's 57-38 conference victory over Plymouth State Saturday, totaling 15 points and nine rebounds in just 23 minutes of action. She was 6-of-7 from the field and a perfect 3-for-3 at the free throw line in the contest. The freshman forward ranks second the Little East in field goal percentage at 61.6 percent, and ranks eighth in rebounding (6.3 rpg).

Quenneville, reigning LEC Player of the Week, totaled a career-high 27 points and grabbed six rebounds in a 67-60 conference victory over Western Connecticut Saturday. She was 9-of-18 front the floor, including a 6-of-10 performance from three-point range. Quenneville currently leads the league in three-point field goals (45), ranks second in the conference in three-point shooting (42.1 percent) and is ninth in the LEC in scoring average (13.2 ppg).

Villard, who was named NEWBA Player of the Week back on December 11, posted a double-double with game-high totals of 20 points and 12 rebounds in the Warriors 75-65 non-conference triumph over Johnson & Wales (R.I.) last week. The junior forward currently ranks second in the LEC in scoring (17.3 ppg) and rebounding (10.1 rpg), and is third in the league in field goal percentage (51.9 percent). She is one of just two players averaging a double-double in the conference.

2018-19 NEWBA Weekly Awards

Player of the Week
Dec. 11 – Mya Villard (Eastern Connecticut)

Rookie of the Week
Dec. 11 – Julie Keckler (Eastern Connecticut)
Jan. 8 – Willcia McBorrough (Rhode Island College

Weekly Honor Roll
Dec. 11 – Nakira Examond (UMass Dartmouth)
Nov. 27 – Nakira Examond (UMass Dartmouth)
Nov. 20 – Brooke Raiche (Castleton)
Jan. 8 – Mya Villard (Eastern Connecticut)
Jan. 8 – Alexis Quenneville (Castleton)