Bridges, Roush Set Career-High to Earn Weekly Honors

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

MACON, Ga. – Mercer's Precious Bridges and Northern Kentucky's Christine Roush both earned their first career Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball weekly honors, announced Tuesday by the league office.

Bridges racked up a career-high 29 points in the Bears victory at Georgia Southern, while Roush dropped seven three-pointers in the Norse road win.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Precious Bridges, Mercer
(So. – G – West Palm Beach, Fla. – Communications)
  • First Career Player of the Week award
  • Averaged 18.5 points per game this week in two games
  • Erupted for a career-high 29 points in a 48-44 win at Georgia Southern
  • Tied for second in the A-Sun in scoring with 17.1 points per game
  • Has scored 20 or more points three times in the 2012-13 season
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Jadhken Kerr (Sr., North Florida) – Landed first career double-double against Savannah State
  • Alex Banks (Fr., Lipscomb) – Tabbed a career-high 18 points in Lipscomb's first win of the season
  • Victoria McGowan (Sr. - Stetson) – Secured 23 points at Charlotte and went 3-for-4 from three-point range
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK:
Christine Roush, Northern Kentucky
(Fr. – G – Louisville, Ky.)
  • First Career Newcomer of the Week award; program's first conference honor
  • Converted seven 3-pointers in win at Ball State; just one shy of the school record of eight
  • Finished the night with 23 points and added a career-high seven assists and three steals
  • Performance helped NKU collect its first road win as a Division I program
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Presley Stastny (Fr., Lipscomb) – Scored a career-high 17 points in the Bisons win vs. Jacksonville State
  • Queen Alford (Fr., Jacksonville) – In her first collegiate start tallied 21 points and nine rebounds
2012-13 Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Player of the Weeks
Date Player of the Week (School)
Newcomer of the Week (School)
Nov. 13 Hannah Phillips (Lipscomb)
Katie Meador (FGCU)
Nov. 20 Sarah Hansen (FGCU)
Chelsea Mason (Kennesaw State)
Nov. 27 Victoria McGowan (Stetson)
Briona Brown (Jacksonville)
Dec. 4 Destiny Mitchell (ETSU)
Chelsea Mason (Kennesaw State)
Dec.11 Precious Bridges (Mercer)
Christine Roush (Northern Kentucky)

Follow the Atlantic Sun on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.