PLAYER OF THE WEEK
CHELSEA GRAY (Duke, Jr., Guard)
- In last Monday’s game versus the No. 7 ranked University of Maryland Terrapins, Gray had a career-high 28 points, seven points of which were scored consecutively to help the Blue Devils clinch the win. Although this was a phenomenal game for the junior, she was quoted as saying she still has much to work on, including her assists and rebounds. Gray’s 28 points vastly contributed to Duke’s 71-56 win over the Terrapins, and kept their undefeated conference record intact. Subsequently Gray dislocated her kneecap in a victory against Wake Forest on Sunday. The injury requires surgery and Gray is out for the remainder of the season.
GAME OF THE WEEK
(No.4) STANFORD @ (No.15) UCLA—Sunday 2/17/13 3:30PM ET
- Stanford traveled down to Los Angeles on Sunday to face PAC-12 rival UCLA. The outcome further solidified Stanford’s top 5 ranking. The Cardinal defeated the Bruins 68-57, and Chiney Ogwumike did not disappoint. The All-American junior had 26 points and 7 rebounds for the Cardinal and, once again lead the team in scoring. Stanford held the Bruins 13 points below their season average, which proved helpful in their 15th straight win over UCLA. Atonye Nyingifa lead the Bruins in scoring with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists.
(No.5) DUKE @ (No.8) MARYLAND—Sunday 2/24/13 3:00PM ET
- No. 5 Duke will be traveling to No. 8 Maryland to face the Terrapins for the second time in as many weeks. Last time they met, Duke defeated them and improved to 12-0 in conference. The Blue Devils have been unstoppable in conference play, but will need players to step up after leading scorer Chelsea Gray was injured and lost for the season this past Sunday. The Blue Devils will be looking to Tricia Liston and Elizabeth Williams to keep the offense alive. The Maryland Terrapins have senior forward, Tianna Hawkins leading their offense with an average of 17.9 points per game.
Madison Zanotto covers Women’s Basketball for NetScouts Basketball. Thanks to examiner.com for the photo.