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Dec. 12, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Miami senior guard Riquna Williams and Duke freshman center Elizabeth Williams earned 2011-12 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player and Rookie of the Week honors, respectively, for the week ending Sunday, Dec. 11.
Riquna, one of the nation’s most explosive players, proved why she has won more ACC Player of the Week honors than any other current player (7), leading her team to wins over No. 11 Rutgers and Ole Miss last week. Against Rutgers, the Pahokee, Fla. native scored a career-high 36 points, 31 in the second half and the two overtime periods, guiding the Canes to victory after trailing by as many as 16 points in the second half. Riquna also had a big second half against Ole Miss, scoring 13 of her game-high 17 points after the break.
Elizabeth averaged 19.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.0 steals, 1.5 assists and 1.0 blocks on the week as the Blue Devils split their two contests. The Virginia Beach, Va., native also hit 18-of-24 field goals for a 75.0 field goal percentage. Against USC Upstate, she hit 10-of-10 field goals, had a career-high 22 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and one blocked shot. Her perfect 10-of-10 field goal mark is the second-best field goal percentage in school history. At 10th-ranked Kentucky, Elizabeth totaled a game-high 17 points, six rebounds, two steals and one blocked shot, while shooting 8-of-14 field goals in the contest. On the season, Williams leads Duke with a 13.6 scoring average and 9.0 rebounds per contest.
ACC women’s basketball action continues Tuesday night as Boston College welcomes Boston University for a 7 p.m. contest.
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