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McNally Earns A-Sun Player of the Week
MACON, Ga. - FGCU forward Adrianne McNally scored a career-high 22 points to help the Eagles knock down the Florida Gators, 88-86, in their season opener on Friday. McNally earned the first Player of the Week award for the 2008-09 season and her second-career honor, the conference announced Tuesday.
The Howell, Mich., native led the Eagles to a 1-1 record last week. She shot 8-of-14 from the field, 1-of-1 from the three-point line, 5-of-7 from the charity stripe, grabbed four boards and dished out four assists. The pre-nursing major followed up here career perfromance against the Gators with a six point, three rebound performance in the Eagles 81-62 loss to No. 21/24 Florida State.
The Atlantic Sun Conference is an 11-member league committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun stands for achievement with integrity in both the academic and athletic arenas, with a focus on the balance between the two for our student-athletes. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.
Other Top Perfomers
Ashley Williamson, Campbell (Jr. - C - Colonial Heights, Va. - Biology) - Williamson carried the Lady Camels in their season opening win over Coker, posting 22 points and 18 rebounds in 21 minutes on the floor, both career highs. Williamson came off the bench to have a double-double at half time, the first of her career, with 15 boards and 12 points. Added six points and five rebounds in a loss at Coastal Carolina.
Courtney Hawkins, USC Upstate (Jr. - G - Greer, S.C. Communications) - Helped Upstate to its first 2-0 start since the 2003-04 season with wins over Presbyterian and Montreat ... Posted 14 points and 10 rebounds for second career double-double against Presbyterian ... Hit 6-of-9 attempts in the game ... Added an assists, a block and two steals in 27 minutes ... Went 6-for-7 from the field and hit two 3-pointers for 16 points in just 14 minutes in win over Montreat ... Had four assists and three steals in the game ... Moved into school's all-time top 20 in scoring, finishing week 19th with 692 career points.
TaRonda Wiles, ETSU (Jr. - G/F - Danville, Va. -Criminal Justice) - Junior TaRonda Wiles went off and had a career night on Monday at nine-straight SoCon regular season conference champion, Chattanooga. The guard/forward poured in a career high 27 points in the Lady Bucs' 77-71 loss inside McKenzie Arena. Wiles also set career bests in field goals made (12), three-point field goals made (2), and minutes played (39). To go with it she also grabbed eight rebounds, dished out three assists and forced three steals. On Saturday, Wiles finished with five points, a career-tying six assists, four rebounds and two steals in the 83-73 defeat at 2008 Missouri Valley co-regular season champion, Evansville.