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Duke’s Stevens is voted ACC Freshman of the Week
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Florida State junior Adut Bulgak and Wake Forest senior Dearica Hamby have been selected as Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Co-Players of the Week, while Duke’s Azurá Stevens earned ACC Freshman of the Week honors, as announced Monday afternoon by the conference office and voted on by the Blue Ribbon Panel.
Bulgak averaged 14.5 points and 16.5 rebounds while posting a pair of double-doubles in the Seminoles’ key ACC wins against No. 25 Syracuse and Miami. The center from Edmonton, Canada, collected 15 of her 33 rebounds in the two games on the offensive glass. With 12 double-doubles so far this year, she trails only Natasha Howard (15 last season) on Florida State’s all-time list. Bulgak, who also blocked six shoits in the two wins, led the Seminoles in scoring for the eighth time this season with 19 points in the 80-60 win over Miami.
Wake Forest’s Hamby recorded her 14th and 15th double-doubles of the season in ACC games against 15th-ranked Duke and NC State. She opened the week with 18 points and 10 rebounds in a home court loss to the Blue Devils, and then had 23 points and 13 boards in a 71-55 road loss at NC State. Hamby, who shot 50 percent from the floor for the week, has scored at least 20 points in 13 games this season. The Marietta, Georgia, native now ranks fifth on the Demon Deacons’ all-time scoring list with 1,637 points.
Duke’s Stevens keyed a 3-0 week for the Blue Devils by averaging 19.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.3 assist and 2.0 steals in wins over No. 8 Louisville, Wake Forest and Clemson. The Raleigh, North Carolina freshman shot 56.5 percent from the field, including a 50 percent showing from 3-point range. She began the week with 17 points and nine rebounds in a 66-58 win over Louisville, then tied her career high with 24 points in a 70-53 victory over Wake Forest. She close the week with 17 points, eight rebounds and four assists in an 89-60 win over Clemson. Stevens now has 182 rebounds to rank sixth on Duke’s all-time freshman single-season list.