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De'Arya Davis was awarded MEAC Rookie of the Week
De'Arya Davis was awarded MEAC Rookie of the Week
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Courtesy: Florida A&M Sports Information
De'Arya Davis Scores MEAC Rookie of the Week
By: Florida A&M Sports Information  



NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 13, 2018Bethune-Cookman junior Angel Golden was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the conference office announced today. Florida A&M’s De’Ayra Davis earned Rookie of the Week honors, while Bethune-Cookman senior Lyndsey Edwards and Norfolk State redshirt junior Khadedra Croker were named Co-Defensive Players of the Week.

Golden (G, 5-8, Jr., Tampa, Fla.) averaged 24.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 2.0 assists per game as Bethune-Cookman extended its win streak to 11 games this past week and remained unbeaten in MEAC play. After dropping a career-high 29 points against Maryland Eastern Shore – in a game in which she hit six 3-pointers – Golden had a 20-point, eight-rebound performance against North Carolina Central. Those eight rebounds were a career high, and Golden was a combined 17-for-34 (.500) from the floor and 7-for-16 (.438) from 3-point range for the week.

Davis (G, 5-9, Fr., Omaha, Neb.) scored 13 points, grabbed four rebounds and blocked three shots in the Lady Rattlers’ overtime win over North Carolina Central – and her two free throws with 23 seconds left in the extra session helped clinch the victory. Davis was 4-for-9 from the floor in that contest, and she also went 2-for-4 from behind the arc. She also had three steals against Morgan State. 

Edwards (F, 5-11, Sr., Indianapolis, Ind.) grabbed a career-high nine rebounds and blocked two shots in the final two minutes to thwart Maryland Eastern Shore’s comeback attempt on Saturday. In Monday’s win over North Carolina Central, she also had six rebounds, four blocked shots and two steals.

Croker (F/C, 6-3, r-Jr., Suffolk, Va.) blocked four shots against Hampton on Saturday, marking the first time Norfolk State won on the road against Hampton in the program’s Div. I history, while also recording a steal and grabbing six rebounds in that contest. She followed that up with a 13-rebound, two-block performance on Monday against Delaware State.

Other Top Performers

Amaya Scott (B-CU) had 12 points on 5-for-9 shooting against Maryland Eastern Shore.

Oluwadamilola Oloyede (CSU) had 12 points and 12 rebounds against Hampton. 

NaJai Pollard (DSU) had 21 points and 12 rebounds against Norfolk State. 

Florence Ouattara (FAMU) scored 20 points, grabbed five rebounds and three steals in an overtime win over North Carolina Central. 

K’lynn Willis (HAM) scored in double figures in all three games this past week, on top of grabbing seven steals against Norfolk State and another five against Coppin State. 

Imani Bryant (HOW) blocked six shots against Maryland Eastern Shore and grabbed 11 rebounds in a win over Hampton. 

Ayonna Williams (HOW) scored a career-high 29 points against Maryland Eastern Shore.

Ciani Byrom (MDES) scored 18 of her 24 points in the second half in a win over Howard.

C’Coriea Foy (NCAT) had 23 points, nine rebounds and six assists against South Carolina State. 

Alexus Lessears (NCAT) had 12 points and 14 rebounds against South Carolina State.

Alexys Long (NSU) scored a season-high 22 points against Delaware State after dropping 19 points at Hampton.



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