Feb. 18 C-USA Women's Basketball Players of the Week

Go C-USA! Celeste Stewart, East Carolina
Go C-USA!
Celeste Stewart, East Carolina
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Feb. 18, 2013

IRVING, Texas - Seniors CELESTE STEWART and GEVENIA CARTER have been named Conference USA Women's Basketball Co-Players of the Week. The weekly honor marks the first for each this season.

Stewart poured in a career-best 26 points in East Carolina's win over SMU, snapping the Mustangs 10-game winning streak and handing the team its first conference loss of the season (9-1). The Pirates also defeated Southern Miss to move into second-place in the C-USA standings at 8-3. Carter averaged 25 points per game off a .576 shooting percentage for UCF, which included a 50 percent (6-of-12) showing from 3-point range in wins against Southern Miss and UTEP.

Houston's MARCHE' AMERSON earns her second C-USA Freshman of the Week honor after she averaged 11.5 points while shooting 59 percent (10-of-17) from the field and connecting on 3-of-6 3-pointers to help lead the Cougars against Tulsa and Tulane last week.

C-USA BASKETBALL WEEKLY AWARDS
for games played from Feb. 11-17_Week 15

CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
CELESTE STEWART, EAST CAROLINA
5-6, SENIOR, GUARD / CHARLOTTE, N.C. / BUTLER HS

Stewart poured in a career-best 26 points to help lift the Pirates to a 63-47 win against SMU, handing the Mustangs their first conference loss of the season and snapping their 10-game winning streak. She had a huge second half, tallying 19 of her 26 points and shooting 72.7-percent (8-of-11). For the game, she shot 57.9-percent as she connected on 11-of-19 field goals, including two treys. Stewart came back three days later against Southern Miss and recorded another double-figure scoring game with 11 points. She also grabbed five boards, had three assists and one steal in 30 minutes. For the week, the senior point guard averaged 18.5 ppg, 3.5 rebounds and shot 53.3 percent from the field. This is Stewart's first career Player of the Week honor.

GEVENIA CARTER, UCF
5-8, SENIOR, GUARD / HOUSTON, TEXAS / WESTFIELD HS
Carter helped lift UCF to a pair of C-USA wins over Southern Miss and UTEP. She recorded a career-high 29 points off a career-best 12-of-17 showing from the field at USM. Against UTEP, she helped the team rally from a 10-point deficit to clinch its first OT win in two years. She capped UCF's 16-5 run with a 3-pointer that gave the team its first lead of the second half before the Knights went on to tie the game with .8 seconds left. Carter averaged 25 points per game off a .576 shooting percentage, which included a 50 percent showing from 3-point range (6-of-12), for the week. This is Carter's first Player of the Week honor for the season and second of her career (Jan. 23, 2012).

 

 

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
MARCHE' AMERSON, HOUSTON
6-1, FORWARD / BRYAN, TEXAS / RUDDER HS

Amerson averaged 11.5 points while shooting 59 percent (10-of-17) from the field and connecting on 3-of-6 3-pointers to help lead Houston to a split in Conference USA contests against Tulsa and Tulane last week. She scored 15 points, hitting 7-of-10 shots, and pocketed three steals in a double overtime win, 71-70, against the Green Wave Sunday. Amerson played a vital role in the team's 16-point comeback, hitting a jumper to cut the deficit to seven before burying a 3-pointer to give the Cougars a five-point lead with 7:13 remaining in the game. Amerson added a layup in the second overtime to push Houston out to a two-point lead with 3:09 remaining. She posted eight points and matched a career high with two treys on four attempts against Tulsa Thursday. This is Amerson's second C-USA Freshman of the Week honor (Jan.28).



2012-13 C-USA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL WEEKLY AWARDS
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
N12 Kristine Vitola, UTEP (Sr., F)
N19 Nicole Dickson, Memphis (Sr., F)
N26 Yasmeen Thompson, Houston (Jr., F) and Karisma Chapman, UAB (Jr., F)
D3 Tanecka Carey, Southern Miss (Sr., G)
D10 Whitney Bibbins, Tulane (R-So.-G)
D17 Jamierra Faulkner, Southern Miss (Jr., G) and Kayla Thornton, UTEP (Jr., F)
D23 Keena Mays, SMU (Jr., G)
D31 Nicole Dickson, Memphis (Sr., F)
J7 Nicole Dickson, Memphis (Sr., F)
J14 Anete Steinberga, UTEP (Sr., F)
J21 Keena Mays, SMU (Jr., G)
J28 Jamierra Faulkner, Southern Miss (Jr., G)
F4 Keena Mays, SMU (Jr., G)
F11 Keena Mays, SMU (Jr., G) and Ashley Grimes, UAB (Jr., G/F)
F18 Celeste Stewart, East Carolina (Sr., G) and Gevenia Carter, UCF (Sr., G)

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
N12 Kayla Anderson, UAB (F)
N19 Gabrielle Wilkins, SMU (G)
N26 Jerontay Clemons, Southern Miss (G)
D3 Jerontay Clemons, Southern Miss (G)
D10 Irene Gari, UTEP (F)
D17 Megan Palmer, Rice (F)
D23 Briahanna Jackson, UCF (G)
D31 Ariel Hearn, Memphis (G)
J7 Ariel Hearn, Memphis (G)
J14 Asianna Fuqua-Bey, Memphis (F)
J21 Kelsee Grovey, Tulsa (G)
J28 Marche' Amerson, Houston (F)
F4 Alecia Smith, Houston (G)
F11 Briahanna Jackson, UCF (G)
F18 Marche' Amerson, Houston (F)

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