Cambridge, Mass. - University at Albany's Keyana Williams has been selected as the America East Conference Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week, as announced on Monday, Dec. 21 by the conference office. The freshman is being honored by the league for the first time in her career.
Williams, a 6-foot-2 forward who was the top-ranked America East recruit by All-Star Girls Report, had a career outing and fell just shy of her first career double-double in UAlbany's thrilling 53-49 win over Army on Saturday, Dec. 19 at SEFCU Arena. She finished with nine points and 10 rebounds, both career highs, in the game which featured 15 lead changes and seven ties. After Army missed a three-pointer which would have sent the contest to overtime, Williams came away with the key rebound among a scrum of players from both teams with 1.4 seconds remaining in regulation and made a free throw at the opposite end to ice the victory. Neither team had led by more than three points in the tightly-contested final 10 minutes until Williams' shot at the charity stripe sealed the final outcome.
UAlbany (5-4) has started the season a perfect 4-0 at SEFCU Arena for the first time since the 1997-98 season, which also matches a program best. The Great Danes also hold a 4-0 record against opponents they lost to during the 2008-09 campaign. UAlbany will look to improve to 5-0 at SEFCU Arena for the first time in school history when Fairfield visits the Capital Region on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 5 p.m.
Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information
Monday, December 21, 2009
University of Albany's Keyana Williams Named America East Conference Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week - UAlbany Sports 2009
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