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Women’s Basketball Athletes of the Week: January 28, 2019

women's basketball athletes of the week for January 28, 2019

Player of the Week

Nakira Examond (UMass Dartmouth) – Senior – Forward – New Bedford, Mass.
Examond was named the Little East Conference Player of the Week for the third time this season after averaging 20.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game while shooting 69.6 percent (16-23) from the floor and 75 percent (9-12) from the charity stripe to lead the Corsairs to a pair of conference wins. She totaled 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the field to go with six boards over just 19 minutes in a 70-60 road win at Southern Maine, which saw her score her 1,500th career point, before netting 23 points and grabbing seven rebounds over 22 minutes in a 95-49 victory over Keene State. She was 8-of-13 from the floor and 7-of-9 from the line in the win over the Owls.

The senior forward leads the LEC in scoring (17.9 ppg), field goals made (132) and offensive rebounds (89) this season while playing just 22.6 minutes per contest. She ranks second in field goal percentage (59.7%) and is tied for second in rebounding (9.3 rpg).

Rookie of the Week

Anna Barry (Eastern Connecticut) – Freshman – Forward – Andover, Conn.
Barry was named Little East Conference Rookie of the Week for the first time in 2018-19 after averaging 11 points, five rebounds, and 2.67 blocks per game while shooting 76.5 percent (13-17) from the floor in a 2-1 week for the Warriors. She totaled 10 points, five rebounds and two blocked shots in a 66-57 non-conference win over Connecticut College to start the week before capping it with a 13-point, six rebound, three-block performance in a 76-41 LEC triumph over Plymouth State. The freshman forward had 10 points on a perfect 5-for-5 shooting night in a 67-57 setback at Western New England.

Previous Weekly Award Winners

Player of the Week
Nov. 12 - Jess Conant (Plymouth State)
Nov. 19 - Brooke Raiche (Castleton)
Nov. 26 - Mya Villard (Eastern Connecticut)
Dec. 3 - Nakira Examond (UMass Dartmouth)
Dec. 10 - Mya Villard (Eastern Connecticut)
Dec. 16 - Nakira Examond (UMass Dartmouth)
Dec. 19 - Brooke Young (Rhode Island College)
Jan. 2 - Jancy Sherwood (Western Connecticut)
Jan. 7 - Alexis Quenneville (Castleton)
Jan. 14 - Brooke Raiche (Castleton)
Jan. 21 - Lilly Shilmon (Keene State)

Rookie of the Week
Nov. 12 - Abby Phelan (Rhode Island College)
Nov. 19 - Imani Baptiste (Western Connecticut)
Nov. 26 - Jenna Serrantino (Eastern Connecticut)
Dec. 3 - Julie Keckler (Eastern Connecticut)
Dec. 10 - Julie Keckler (Eastern Connecticut)
Dec. 16 - Willcia McBurrough (Rhode Island College)
Dec. 19 - Willcia McBurrough (Rhode Island College)
Jan. 2 - Jordan Moretti (UMass Dartmouth)
Jan. 7 - Willcia McBurrough (Rhode Island College)
Jan. 14 - Shaelyn Carreiro (UMass Dartmouth)
Jan. 21 - Shaelyn Carreiro (UMass Dartmouth)