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January 2, 2012

Women's Basketball Weekly Release - Week 9

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Photos courtesy of Princeton Athletic Communications and Brown Sports Information

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Brown senior guard Hannah Passafuime (Soquel, Calif.) and Princeton junior forward Niveen Rasheed (Danville, Calif.) each averaged a double-double over two games last week while leading their teams to a pair of victories apiece. For their efforts, the two were named Ivy League Co-Players of the Week. Columbia freshman Caitlyn Unsworth (Suffolk, Va.) was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week.

Passafuime averaged 13.5 points and 10.5 rebounds while leading Brown to a successful west coast trip with back-to-back victories over Dominican (Calif.) and San Jose State. After posting 17 points, six rebounds, two assists and one steal in the Bears’ 66-45 victory over Dominican, Passafuime recorded her first double-double of the season with 10 points and a career-best 15 rebounds in Brown’s 61-47 win at San Jose State. It marked her second career double-double.

Passafuime's Statistics for the Week


MIN
FG-A
PCT
3FG-A
PCT
FT-A
PCT
REB
A
B
S
PTS
at Dominican (Calif.)
31 6-16
.375
3-6
.500
2-2
1.000
6 2 0 1 17
at San Jose State
37 3-12 .250 0-5 .000 4-7 .571 15 3 0 5 10
TOTALS 34.0 9-28 .321 3-11 .273 6-9 .667 10.5 2.5 0.0 3.0 13







Rasheed was named Player of the Week for the third time this season and the sixth time of her career, moving into a tie for ninth-place on the Ivy League Player of the Week award list. She averaged 18.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 4.5 steals in two games as Princeton took down Hofstra, 74-69, and Drexel, 63-51. Rasheed posted 14 points, six rebounds, six steals and five assists against the Pride and finished with her League-leading fifth double-double of the season with 22 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and three steals against the Dragons.

Rasheed's Statistics for the Week


MIN
FG-A
PCT
3FG-A
PCT
FT-A
PCT
REB
A
B
S
PTS
at Hofstra
34 5-15
.333
0-1
.000
4-5
.800
6 5 0 6 14
at Drexel
38 9-16 .562 2-2 1.000 2-3 .667 14 5 0 3 22
TOTALS 36.0 14-31 .452 2-3 .667 6-8 .750 10.0 5.0 0.0 4.5 18







Unsworth joined fellow teammates Amara Mbionwu (Nov. 14) and Miwa Tachibana (Nov. 21) in receiving Ivy League Rookie of the Week accolades. The freshman set a career-high with six points in the team’s 71-51 loss at Fairleigh Dickinson and then bested that mark with 12 points in Columbia’s 77-74 victory over Bryant that ended the Lions’ five-game losing streak.

Unsworth's Statistics for the Week


MIN
FG-A
PCT
3FG-A
PCT
FT-A
PCT
REB
A
B
S
PTS
at FDU
16 2-11
.182
2-10
.200
0-0
.000
1 1 0 1 6
vs. Bryant
18 3-5 .600 3-4 .750 3-4 .750 0 0 0 0 12
TOTALS 17.0 5-16 .312 5-14 .357 3-4 .750 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.5 9







With its two victories last week, Princeton moved back into first-place in the League standings with a 10-4 mark. Penn fell to second-place after splitting a pair of games in the San Diego Surf ‘N Slam Classic in San Diego, defeating UNC-Greensboro, 47-36, before falling to San Diego State, 51-37. One season after picking up the program’s first-ever win over a ranked opponent with a 91-85 victory over then-No. 14 Florida State, Yale fell in the rematch with the Seminoles, 92-58, before rebounding to take down Army, 63-62. Penn and Princeton will kick off the Ivy League schedule on Saturday, Jan. 7, in Philadelphia.

Honor Roll
Alyssa Baron, Penn, Sophomore, Guard (Miami)
16 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 1 block vs. UNC-Greensboro
15 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals at San Diego State

Michelle Cashen, Yale, Senior, Forward (Belle Harbor, N.Y.)
8 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal at FSU
11 points, 10 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block vs. Army

Christine Clark, Harvard, Sophomore, Guard (Tucson, Ariz.)
15 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals at Hartford

Taylor Flynn, Cornell, Junior, Guard (Floral Park, N.Y.)
10 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists, 1 block at Canisius

Melissa Shafer, Columbia, Senior, Guard (Raleigh, N.C.)
18 points, 1 assist at FDU
17 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 steals vs. Bryant

Upcoming Games
Monday, January 2
Cornell at Fordham, 7 pm

Tuesday, January 3
Harvard at Massachusetts, 7 pm
Yale at Bucknell, 7 pm
Dartmouth at Holy Cross, 7 pm

Wednesday, January 4
Columbia at Lafayette, 5 pm
Brown at Rhode Island, 7 pm

Saturday, January 7
Cornell at Nebraska (Omaha), 1 pm
*Princeton at Penn, 7 pm
Harvard at TCU, 7:30 pm

Sunday, January 8
Baruch at Yale, 2 pm

Monday, January 9
Cornell at South Dakota, 7 pm