RAY WILLIAMS NAMED AMERICA EAST CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Ray Williams

Against Albany on February 22, Williams, placed in the starting lineup for the third time this season, notched her fifth career double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds, eight of those offensive boards. She led the Wildcats with a career-high five assists and a blocked shot in 28 minutes of action.

Last Saturday against the Terriers, Williams tied her career high with 24 points, 17 of those in the second half. She shot 9-of-13 from the field and 6-of-7 from the free throw line, plus pulled down seven rebounds (five offensive boards) and blocked a shot in 31 minutes of floor time.

Williams is second on the team in scoring and rebounding with 11.8 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Despite starting only three games this season, Williams is 12th in America East in scoring and 13th in rebounding. In 15 conference games so far this season, Williams is averaging 12.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.

The junior shares this week's award with Stony Brook's Mykeema Ford, who averaged 20 points per game in the Seawolves' victories over conference-leading Hartford and Albany. This is the second career Player of the Week honor for Williams, as she earned recognition on February 21, 2005. During her freshman season (2003-04), Williams was twice named conference Rookie of the Week and was voted onto the America East All-Rookie Team at the end of the season.

Williams and the rest of the Wildcats close out the regular season Wednesday, March 1, in Burlington, Vt., against the Vermont Catamounts beginning at 7 p.m.

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