Brown and Bulgak earn honors – Week 14

After a pair of big games, Cassandra Brown earns her first nod while Adut Bulgak continues to be a first year force in the Atlantic Coast Conference to earn the rookie honor …

Vernon, BC's Cassandra Brown. (Photo by Thomas Dempsey, U of Portland Beacon)
Vernon, BC’s Cassandra Brown. (Photo by Thomas Dempsey, U of Portland Beacon)


Women’s Player of the Week

Cassandra Brown, Portland

Cassandra Brown, despite her Portland Pilots having a less than stellar year, continues to be a standout player. In her teams two games last week she averaged 17.5 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 blocks in 27.5 minutes. She shot 9-of-23 from the field and was a perfect 6-of-6 from the line to earn our NC-Double-Eh Women’s Player of the Week.

In Portland’s 80-78 loss to Pacific February 19 Brown went for 14 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 blocks in 28 minutes. She shot 6-of-13 from the floor and made both her free throws also.

In the Pilots’ 62-58 loss to Saint Mary’s two days later Brown put up 21 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and a career high 4 blocks in 27 minutes. She shot 8-of-12 from the field, including 3-of-5 from the trey, and 2-of-3 from the line.

On the year, Brown is averaging 17.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.1 assist in 30.8 minutes. She’s shooting 46% from the floor, 42.6% from the three and 86.9% from the stripe.


Honorable Mention:

Hannah Jardine, Delaware – 17 pts, 3 rebs, 2 asts, 1 stl, 7-of-11 FGs, 1-of-2 3-PT FGs, 3-of-3 FTs, 36 mins in one game.



Edmonton's Adut Bulgak. (Photo: Joe Rondone/Democrat)
Edmonton’s Adut Bulgak. (Photo: Joe Rondone/Democrat)

Women’s Rookie of the Week

Adut Bulgak, Florida St

Adut Bulgak continues her great play for Florida St as they cruised to two victories last week. She averaged 12.5 points, 6.5 rebounds in 22.5 minutes. She also shot 7-of-12 from the field, including 1-of-2 from the three and 4-of-6 from the line to ear her NC-Double-Eh Women’s Rookie of the Week.

In the Seminoles’ 81-38 blowout win over Clemson February 19, Bulgak had 6 points and 7 rebounds in 17 minutes of action. She shot 2-of-9 from the floor and made both her free throws.

In FSU’s 86-68 win over Boston College four days later, Bulgak had 19 points and 6 rebounds in 28 minutes of floor time. She shot 7-of-12 from the field, 1-of-2 from behind the arc and made 4-of-6 from the line.

On the year Bulgak is averaging 13.4 points, 10.3 rebounds and 1.8 blocks, all team highs, in 27.7 minutes. She is shooting 50.6% from the floor, 35.5% from the three and 75.3% from the stripe.


Honorable Mention:

Megan Smith, Robert Morris – 13 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1 spg, 11-of-18 FGs, 5-of-12 3-PT FGs, 1-of-1 FTs, 32.5 mpg in two games.

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