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Duke’s Greenwell recognized with her first Freshman of the Week honor
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Miami sophomore Adrienne Motley has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, while Duke’s Rebecca Greenwell earned ACC Freshman of the Week honors, as announced Monday afternoon by the conference office and voted upon by the Blue Ribbon Panel.
Motley, who was also named the espnW National Player of the Week, averaged 27 points and 7.5 rebounds, while shooting 57.1 percent from the field in a 2-0 week for the Hurricanes, which included a 78-63 victory over No. 4/4 Notre Dame. The guard from Newport News, Virginia, scored a career-high 32 points on 68.4 percent shooting to lead Miami over the Fighting Irish and ending their NCAA record-tying 30 game road winning streak. Against Notre Dame, she set or tied career highs in field goals (13), minutes (36) and free throws attempted (10), while pulling down seven rebounds and adding a team-best four assists. The 13 field goals are an ACC single-game high this season. Motley followed her career night with 22 points and eight rebounds in the Hurricanes’ 62-45 win at Virginia Tech on Jan. 12. Motley owns 15 games of double-digit scoring totals and seven games of 20-or-more points this season.
Greenwell averaged 19.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.0 steals in leading Duke to a 1-1 week that included a win over No. 21/21 Syracuse. She hit 8-of-13 three-pointers in the two games for a 61.5 shooting percentage from downtown. Against the Orange, Greenwell registered a team-high 20 points while connecting on a career-high four 3-pointers and clinched the win for the Blue Devils by making a pair of free throws with 26 seconds remaining in the game. She also added five assists and four steals in 34 minutes. Three days later in Tallahassee against RV/22 Florida State, Greenwell tallied a game-high 19 points as she drained 4-of-5 treys. She added two assists and hit all seven free throws. Following her efforts for the week, she moved into eighth on Duke’s single-season freshman record books for three-point field goals made with 31. Her four games with 20-or-more points this year also ranks tied sixth.
The ACC has six teams ranked in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 led by No. 4 Louisville. Notre Dame is ranked No. 7 followed by No. 12 North Carolina, No. 16 Duke, No. 20 Florida State and No. 25 Syracuse. Miami is receiving votes in this week’s poll.