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December 19, 2011

Women's Basketball Weekly Release - Week 7

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Photo courtesy of Princeton Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Princeton junior forward Niveen Rasheed (Danville, Calif.) guided the Tigers to two impressive performances against quality opponents en route to being named Ivy League Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday. Cornell freshman forward Marissa Rakestraw (Beaverton, Ore.) and Yale freshman guard Sarah Halejian (Wyckoff, N.J.) were named Co-Rookies of the Week.

Rasheed averaged 19.5 points, 12.5 rebounds 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals in losses to No. 21/21 DePaul and No. 4/4 Stanford. She finished with 23 points and a career-best 18 rebounds against the Blue Demons, tying the fifth-highest single-game rebounding total in Princeton history. In the Tigers’ loss to the Cardinal, Rasheed posted 15 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two assists. The award is the fifth of her career and her second this season, as she earned Co-Player of the Week honors on Nov. 21.

Rasheed's Statistics for the Week


MIN
FG-A
PCT
3FG-A
PCT
FT-A
PCT
REB
A
B
S
PTS
vs. No. 21/21 DePaul
38 7-21
.333
0-3
.000
9-12
.750
18 3 1 1 23
at No. 4/4 Stanford
34 6-20 .300 0-0 .000 4-4 1.000 7 2 0 3 16
TOTALS 36.0 13-41 .317 0-3 .000 13-16 .812 12.5 2.5 0.5 2.0 19.5








Rakestraw and Halejian each played prominent roles in their teams’ wins last week. Cornell defeated Bucknell, 65-45, thanks in no small part to Rakestraw’s personal-best 12 points. In just 17 minutes of action, she shot 5-of-7 from the floor and 2-of-2 from the charity stripe while grabbing four rebounds and recording one steal.

Rakestraw's Statistics for the Week


MIN
FG-A
PCT
3FG-A
PCT
FT-A
PCT
REB
A
B
S
PTS
vs. Bucknell
17 5-7
.714
0-0
.000
2-2
1.000
4
0
0 1
12







Halejian contributed a career-high 14 points in Yale’s 72-41 win over visiting St. Francis (N.Y.). Her previous high was 13 points against No. 1/1 Baylor on Nov. 22. In the Bulldogs’ win over the Terriers, Halejian shot 6-of-10 from the floor, including 1-of-2 from downtown, and tallied three rebounds and two steals.

Halejian's Statistics for the Week


MIN
FG-A
PCT
3FG-A
PCT
FT-A
PCT
REB
A
B
S
PTS
vs. St. Francis (N.Y.)
25 6-10
.600
1-2
.500
1-1
1.000
3
0
0 2
1







The Ivy League’s impressive non-conference slate continues in the upcoming week. On Dec. 20, Dartmouth will travel to face California, which received votes in the each of the latest AP and Coaches polls. Harvard will host Big East foe St. John’s on Dec. 22 and Penn welcomes 33rd Street rival Drexel to the Palestra at noon on Dec. 22.

Honor Roll
Clare Fitzpatrick, Cornell, Junior, Forward (Southbury, Conn.)
18 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block vs. Bucknell

Megan Vasquez, Yale, Junior, Guard (Merrick, N.Y.)
19 points, 5 assists, 5 steals, 2 rebounds vs. St. Francis (N.Y.)

Upcoming Contests
Monday, December 19
9-Princeton at Santa Clara, 10 pm

Tuesday, December 20
Yale at Quinnipiac, 7 pm
Cornell at Manhattan, 7 pm
Dartmouth at Cal, 10 pm

Thursday, December 22
Drexel at Penn, 12 pm
St. John’s (N.Y.) at Harvard, 3 pm

KEY:
9-Bronco Book Drive