Here is Part 1 of our Conference Players of the Week for games through December 16, 2012.
Men: Dave Coley, Stony Brook, 6-2 Junior G
Coley scored 19 points on 5-for-9 shooting and added eight rebounds and two steals in a decisive win over St. Francis Brooklyn. For the season, the junior guard is averaging 12 points per game.
Women: Chantell Alford, Boston University, 5-8 Senior G
Alford continued to impress in Boston University’s lone game last week, scoring 23 points and grabbing eight rebounds in a 68-61 overtime win against Harvard. Alford also added four steals and two assists. She hit 4-of-10 from 3-point range in the contest, and currently leads the conference in scoring at 18.9 points per game.
Men: Davion Berry, Weber State, 6-4 Junior G
Berry scored a career-high 25 points with two rebounds, two assists and two steals in Weber State’s 78-68 loss to Brigham Young. He made 10-of-14 shots from the field, and was 4-of-5 from the free-throw line.
Women: Alyssa Smith, Montana, 6-0 Senior F
Smith scored 12 points to lead Montana to a 58-56 victory over Denver. She scored nine of her 12 points in the second half, all on threes, as the Lady Griz rallied from a 30-28 halftime deficit. Smith went 4-for-8 on three-pointers for the game.
Men: D.J. Seeley, Cal State Fullerton, 6-4 Senior G
Seeley averaged 19 points and shot 59 percent from the field in the two contests this past week. He hit 11-of-14 (.786) from the floor, scoring 27 points, in a 93-86 win over Texas Southern and added seven assists and only one turnover. In a 66-53 win over Idaho State, Seeley added 11 points to go with four rebounds and three assists.
Women: Sweets Underwood, UC Santa Barbara, 6-0 Senior F
The 6-0 forward notched 15 points and 13 rebounds as the Gauchos won 54-46 over Washington. Underwood made 6-of-11 shots from the field and went 3-for-4 from the free-throw line. She also had three assists and one steal in 34 minutes of action.
Men: Devon Moore, James Madison, 6-4 Senior G
In the a win over UNC-Greensboro, the senior guard scored 22 points and contributed a season-best nine rebounds, a season-high seven assists and three steals. He went 9-of-15 from the floor.
Women: Kayla Dolan, Georgia State, 5-8 Sophomore G
Dolan averaged 11.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game for Georgia State on the week during 55 minutes of action. Nolan opened the week with 13 points and six rebounds against Belmont, before posting a double-double against Morehead State with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Men: Keith Clanton, Central Florida, 6-9 Senior F
Clanton averaged 22.5 points and 7.5 rebounds while making 18-of-21 (85.7 percent) of his shots from the field. The forward poured in 30 points against Bethune-Cookman, shooting 14-of-15 (93.3 percent) overall. He also added a game-high 13 rebounds and a team-high four assists. In a win at Old Dominion, Clanton scored 15 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the floor and a 7-of-10 performance at the line.
Women: Jamierra Faulkner, Southern Miss, 5-6 Junior G
Faulkner had a very impressive week recording a triple-double. The junior scored 16 points, dished out 10 assists and tied a C-USA single-game record with 10 steals against Loyola. She did not stop there, on her final shot of the game she recorded her 1000th point of her career.
Men: Daniel Barnes, Illinois Chicago, 6-2 Senior G
Barnes exploded for 30 points in UIC’s convincing 74-48 win over Eastern Michigan. The senior connected on 10 field goals, including six three-pointers. He scored 15 points in both the first and second halves. Barnes is averaging 13 points per game this season.
Women: Kim Demmings, Wright State, 5-8 Sophomore G
Demmings averaged 30.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 6.5 assists in two Wright State wins last week. Demmings was one assist short of a triple-double in Wright State’s 78-61 win over Urbana, finishing with 31 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. Against Xavier, Demmings scored 29 points to lead Wright State to a win.
Men: Ian Hummer, Princeton, 6-7 Senior F
The Princeton senior forward stuffed the box score and almost sent the game into overtime in the Tigers’ 63-60 loss to Fordham. He posted 18 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two blocks and a steal.
Women: Temi Fagbenle, Harvard, 6-4 Sophomore F
The Harvard sophomore recorded her second double-double of the season with 14 points and a personal-best 14 rebounds in the Crimson’s 68-61 overtime loss to Boston University while playing 32 minutes. Fagbenle also proved to be clutch, hitting a free throw with 22 seconds remaining to tie the game and send it to overtime.
Men: Demetrius Treadwell, Akron, 6-7 Junior F
Treadwell had himself a game in Akron’s 80-73 road loss in Detroit on Saturday. He finished with 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting from the field. In addition to his scoring output, he pitched in with eight rebounds (three offensive) and one assist in 23 minutes of action.
Women: Andola Dortch, Toledo, 5-7 Junior G
Dortch led four Rockets in double figures with a season-high 24 points in Toledo’s 82-71 victory against Marquette. She was unstoppable in the second half, contributing 18 points. She shot 6-of-9 from the field against the Golden Eagles, including 2-of-3 from beyond the arc, and 10-of-11 from the charity stripe. She added four assists, four rebounds and two steals in 32 minutes.
Andrew Heath is a Correspondent for NetScouts Basketball.