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Pinkston, Baron, Cloud named big 5 players of the week

December 9, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - JayVaughn Pinkston of Villanova was named the Philadelphia Big 5 men's Player of the Week while Penn's Alyssa Baron and Saint Joseph's Natasha Cloud shared Big 5 women's Co-Player of the Week honors for their outstanding performances.

Pinkston averaged 20.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in a pair of convincing Philadelphia Big 5 victories over Penn and Saint Joseph’s.  After netting 14 points versus the Quakers, Pinkston contributed 27 points, eight rebounds, and played what head coach Jay Wright called ‘the best defensive game of his life’ in the win over the Hawks.

Baron led the Quakers to a 3-0 week after averaging nearly 19 points per game and shooting 50% from the floor.  She scored a season-high 23 points to go with seven rebounds and five assists that helped her squad earn its first Big 5 win at La Salle in 40 years.  She netted 15 points against LIU, 18 points versus Bucknell and shot 94.7% from the charity stripe on the week.

Cloud led the Hawks to a pair of Big 5 wins over city rivals Temple and Villanova by averaging 17.5 points, 10.5 assists, and 6.5 rebounds per game.  Against the Owls, she had a career-best 21 points and 13 assists and followed that up with a 14-point, eight-assist, seven-rebound performance versus the Wildcats and made the eventual game-winning jumper.


Men’s Honor Roll

  • Steve Zack (Jr. C) of La Salle averaged 13 points and 10 rebounds in a 2-0 week.  He shot 14-of-16 from the charity stripe and posted a career-best five blocks against Stony Brook.
  • Anthony Lee (Jr. F) of Temple had career-highs of 23 points and 14 rebounds in an overtime setback against Texas.  Earlier in the week versus Big 5 foe Saint Joseph’s, he recorded a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds.


Women’s Honor Roll

  • Taylor Holeman (Jr. F) of Villanova scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds in a Big 5 setback versus Saint Joseph’s.
  • Micahya Owens (Fr. F) of La Salle averaged a team-best 17.5 points in a pair of games.  She scored 19 points to go with seven rebounds and three blocks against Wiliam & Mary.  Earlier in the week, she dropped 16 points against Penn.

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