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Dec. 26, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Georgia Tech senior center Sasha Goodlett and North Carolina senior center Chay Shegog share this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors for the period ending Sunday, Dec. 25. Duke freshman center Elizabeth Williams was also recognized for her exceptional performance, earning her third Rookie of the Week honor this season.
Goodlett was named Bahamas Sunshine Shootout MVP as Georgia Tech went 2-0 last week. The senior from Bolton, Miss., was the Yellow Jackets’ leading scorer and rebounder for the week with 17.0 scoring and 5.0 rebounding average. Goodlett shot 50.0 percent for the week, and went over 1,000 career points in the win over Central Arkansas. The veteran scored a career-high 23 points in the win over Central Arkansas, earning team-highs in both points and rebounds (7). Goodlett has scored in double-digits in the last five games and six of the last seven.
Shegog became the 33rd player in North Carolina women’s basketball history to reach 1,000 career points with a 19-point effort in the win over East Carolina on Dec. 20. The senior from Stafford, Va., helped the Tar Heels bounce back from their second loss of the year, playing 38 minutes in a game in which UNC was only able to dress eight healthy players. In addition, Shegog grabbed seven rebounds and blocked a career-high seven Lady Pirate shots to push Carolina to 8-2 on the season.
In the lone game of the week, Williams had 16 points, six rebounds, a career-high five assists, three blocks and three steals in 27 minutes of action for the Blue Devils. The rookie from Virginia Beach, Va., helped lead Duke to its 30th-straight victory at home in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Williams hit 7-of-13 field goals and had her streak of consecutive field goals made end with 12 in the contest. She has registered double-figure scoring in four straight games entering Christmas break.
ACC women’s basketball action will continue on Wednesday, Dec. 28 as six league programs compete. Maryland, Miami, Virginia and Virginia Tech all host holiday tournaments, while Florida State welcomes Yale and NC State participates in the Hawaii Tournament.
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