La Salle’s Amy Griffin earns final A-10 Women’s Player of the Week

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. —La Salle’s Amy Griffin was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week while Rhode Island freshman Nicole Jorgensen earned Rookie of the Week honors. The awards, announced Monday, were for games played Feb. 20 through the conclusion of the regular season on Feb. 22.

Griffin, scored a career-high 37 points in a double-overtime thriller against Fordham on Wednesday, including 21 points in the second half. The junior from Atlanta, Ga., finished 18-32 from the floor (.563) and pulled down seven rebounds. The 18 made field goals set a new La Salle single-game record. Griffin narrowly missed the single-game scoring record at La Salle by two points.

Jorgensen recorded 17 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks in Rhode Island’s 53-50 win over UMass on Wednesday. The freshman from Quincy, Mass., was 8-of-15 (.563) shooting from the field and the performance was her fourth double-double of the season.

Atlantic 10 Weekly Honor Roll

Davidson’s Justine Lyon had 25 points on 9-of-15 shooting along with four steals in a loss to VCU last week. The performance was her fourth straight 20-point game this season…Dayton’s Saicha Grant-Allen scored 12 points and a season-high 17 rebounds in the Flyers’ overtime win against Saint Louis on Wednesday…Duquesne’s Amadea Szamosi recorded 14 points , 16 rebounds and a career-high eight assists in the win over St. Bonaventure…Fordham’s G’Mrice Davis notched her 20th double-double of the season with 14 points and 14 rebounds in a double-overtime win against La Salle…Charise Wilson of Rhode Island scored 23 points and had six assists in the Rams’ win against UMass. Her performance marked the 11th time this season and 28th time in her career that she has scored more than 20 points in a game…In Saint Joseph’s overtime victory against George Mason, Chelsea Woods scored a game-high 20 points and had nine rebounds…Saint Louis’ Jenny Vliet had 14 points and 15 rebounds on 4-of-9 shooting from the field against Dayton.

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