Wildcat Women’s Basketball Players Chosen as A10 Player, Rookie of the Week
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — After leading Davidson to a win at Clemson Sunday, senior Justine Lyon and freshman Cassidy Gould claimed the Atlantic 10 Player and Rookie of the Week honors for women’s basketball, as announced today by the league office
It is the first two weekly awards this year for the Wildcats, with Lyon taking home her second career league player of the week honor.
The duo played a big part in helping the Wildcats take home their second win in a row in the series vs. the Tigers with a 90-80 road victory this past Sunday, Dec. 16. Lyon scored a team season-high 31 points to go with four assists and two steals. She hit 12-of-20 shots to tie her personal best for made field goals, while hitting three triples, and adding a 4-for-5 showing at the free throw line.
The guard from Durham, N.C., scored 16 points in the final two quarters combined, including 12 straight to close out the third quarter when Davidson went up 59-57 on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Lyon to end the quarter. The four assists and two steals were both season highs, and the 30-point game was the third of her career and just three points away from her career high.
Lyon has scored in double figures three times this year, pushing her career total to 54. In addition, the senior moved into 12th place all-time in scoring with 1,140 points.
Gould had her fifth double-digit scoring game of the season, and third straight, with a 12-point outing on 3-of-6 shooting, including 2-for-4 from behind the arc, and a season-best 4-for-5 from the charity stripe. The guard from Melbourne, Australia, added two steals in the win.
During the last three games, Gould has averaged 10 points and shot 52.4 percent from the field, including 4-of-7 from the three-point range.