Doss Doubles #ASunWBB Total; Saunders Earns First Honor

Monday, November 18, 2013

MACON, Ga. - For the second-straight week, Northern Kentucky's Melody Doss claimed the Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Player of the Week honor, while Stetson's Brianti Saunders landed her first Newcomer of the Week accolade.

Doss, who averaged 26.5 PPG this week, scored a career-high 29 points against Illinois State as she leads the A-Sun in scoring at 25.7 PPG. She followed that effort with 24 points, three assists and two blocks in a narrow loss at UNC Wilmington.

Saunders guided Stetson to its first victory of the season by defeating Stephen F. Austin in the Women's Preseason NIT as she tallied 10 points. In her second game of the week, Saunders secured her first career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Player of the Week - Nov. 18th
Quick Bio Accomplishments
  Melody Doss
  Northern Kentucky

• Jr., Forward
• Greenwood, Ind.
• Marketing

• Second A-Sun Player of the Week award; second this year
• Marked two 20+ point games; career-high 29 points vs. Illinois St.
• Averaged 26.5 points per game for the Norse
• Collected five blocks and six steals in two games
• Shot 70 percent from the field
• Remains perfect from the charity stripe this season (10-for-10)

Stats for the Week: 26.5 PPG, 2.5 BPG, 70.0% from FG
Next NKU Contest: at Youngstown State; Wednesday, Nov. 20th
Other Nominees: Kristina Wells, Kennesaw State; Raneisha Lamar, North Florida; Sasha Sims, Stetson; Brittany Starling, USC Upstate; Whitney Knight, FGCU; Chandler Christopher, ETSU

Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Newcomer of the Week - Nov. 18th
Quick Bio Accomplishments
  Brianti Saunders

• Fr.; Guard
• Hillard, Fla.
• First Career A-Sun Newcomer of the Week award
• Registered ten points, seven rebounds in win vs. Stephen F. Austin
• Added two steals in the Hatters' seven-point victory
• Collected first career double-double vs. N.C. A&T
• Posted 12 points with 10 rebounds in the loss
• Averaged 11 points and 8.5 rebounds this week

Stats for the Week: 11 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 1.5 SPG
Next Stetson Contest: hosts Indiana State; Monday, Nov. 18th - 6 p.m.
Other Nominees: Bailey Florin; North Floirda; Shamayne Edrwards; USC Upstate; Ashley Southern, Lipscomb; Kaneisha Atwater, FGCU; Sherranda Reddick, Jacksonville

2013-14 Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Weekly Awards
Date Player of the Week (School)
Newcomer of the Week (School)
Nov. 11 Melody Doss (Northern Kentucky) Ashley Southern (Lipscomb)
Nov. 18 Melody Doss (Northern Kentucky) Brianti Saunders (Stetson)