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CAA Women's Basketball Report - Dec. 11, 2023

CAA Women's Basketball Report - Dec. 11, 2023

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Dec 11, 2023 by Nicole Beckelman
CAA Women's Basketball Report - Dec. 11, 2023


India Johnston, Towson

Sophomore | G | Bear, Del. / Caravel Academy

Johnston averaged 16.0 points per game on 60.7 percent (17-28) shooting, helping Towson win three games in seven days. The sophomore guard did her damage in 19.3 minutes per game off the bench, knocking down the trey-ball at a 61.5 percent (8-13) clip. On Monday, Johnston contributed 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting in 16 minutes as Towson defeated Liberty on the road, 73-70 in overtime. She followed the performance with a career-high 24 points in 24 minutes, shooting 8-of-12 from the floor and 4-of-6 from three, leading TU to a 68-60 win over George Washington on Wednesday. In addition, Johnston scored Towson's final 11 points in the contest to thwart GW’s comeback aspirations. On Sunday, she concluded the week with 12 points, four rebounds and one steal in a 68-60 road victory over American. 


Maraja Pass, Elon

Freshman | G | Shelby, N.C. / Winston-Salem Christian 

In her second start this season, Pass matched a career-high with 16 points against UNC Greensboro. The freshman went 6-of-13 from the floor to pace the Phoenix despite a narrow setback to the Spartans on the road. Pass added a team-high four assists with three rebounds and one steal in the effort. Pass has reached double figures in back-to-back games and three times this season. 


HOT STARTS: Stony Brook and Towson have been successful throughout the non-conference, opening the year 7-1. The Seawovles' setback came on the road against Minnesota, while Towson has won six in a row following a road defeat against the 2023 WNIT runner-up, Columbia. In addition, Campbell has its strongest start since 2018-19 at 6-2, and Charleston (5-2) has its best record through seven games since 2008-09.

NOTHING BUT NET: On Monday, Dec. 11, four CAA teams were in the top 150 of the NCAA NET Rankings, and nine cracked the top 200. Stony Brook remained the top-ranked team in the conference at No. 65. Drexel followed at No. 122, climbing five spots, with Delaware at No. 134. Towson was the highest riser during the week, improving 36 places into the top 150 at No. 149. Additionally, Monmouth (195) entered the top 200 for the first time this year, joining Campbell (162), Charleston (188), N.C. A&T (198) and William & Mary (200). 

CAA HOOPS IN THE MID-MAJOR TOP 25: Two CAA teams were recognized in the latest College Insider Mid-Major Top 25 poll. Stony Brook and Towson remained ranked for the fourth straight week. The Seawolves rose to No. 19, and the Tigers were No. 23, making their fifth appearance in a row. Multiple conference teams have been recognized in four consecutive weeks, with at least one CAA ranked in every poll this season.



• Campbell had four players in double figures, returning to the win column with a 74-61 victory over N.C. Central on Tuesday. 

• Svenia Nürenberg scored a career-high 17 points to pace the Camels. She went 5-of-9 from the floor, adding five rebounds. It marks her second double-digit scoring effort this year.

• Shy Tuelle and Audrey Fuller both tied their season-high with 14 points. Tuelle has at least 10 points in four games this season, while Fuller has done so twice.


• Charleston held App State without a field goal over the final 6:15, outscoring the Mountaineers 22-10 in the fourth, but CofC’s comeback fell short, suffering a 77-73 setback.

• Jenna Annecchiarico stuffed the stat sheet with a team-high 20 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists. Annecchiarico has 20 or more points in three of the last four games.

• Anika McGarity and Alexis Andrews also reached double figures with 13 and 10, respectively. Andrews has five double-digit scoring efforts this year, and McGarity has three.


• Delaware battled to a halftime lead (32-30) against unbeaten Old Dominion but ultimately came up short, falling to the Monarchs 57-53 on Thursday. 

• Sydney Boone paced UD with a career-high 19 points. She shot 7-of-10 from the floor and 4-of-5 behind the arc. Boone has reached double figures in four straight games.

• Klarke Sconiers added 10 points and 10 rebounds for her second double-double this season. Additionally, she reached double figures for the third straight game.


• Drexel went 2-0 during the week, defeating Marist (51-36) on Wednesday before topping Buffalo (65-57) on Saturday.

• Brooke Mullin averaged 16.0 points per game, with most of her damage in a career-high 27-point effort against Buffalo. She shot 11-of-22 on Saturday to surpass the 20-point threshold for the first time.  

• Chloe Hodges tallied 14.5 points per game on 73.7 percent (14/19) shooting for DU. She reached double figures in both contests, including a career-best 18 points at Marist.


• On Sunday, Elon surrendered its fewest points in a game this season but ultimately fell to UNCG on the road 52-47.

• Maraja Pass paced Elon with 16 points. The freshman shot 6-of-13 from the floor to match her season-high in points. Pass has reached double figures in consecutive games.

• Iycez Adams added 14 points and a season-high 10 rebounds for her first double-double this season. Adams has at least 10 points in three games this year.


• Hampton outscored New Mexico 34-25 in the second half but could not overcome its slow start, falling to the Lobos 68-55 on Sunday.

• Camryn Hill tallied a team-high 20 points with six rebounds and three blocks. Hill has reached double figures in four straight games and has 20 or more three times this year.

• Arlisha Boston recorded career highs with 11 points and 10 rebounds for her first-ever double-double. The freshman logged a season-high 34 minutes in the effort.


• Hofstra outscored Iona 19-11 in the fourth quarter but could not overcome a double-digit halftime deficit, falling to the Gaels 59-54 on Thursday. 

• Zyheima Swint recorded her second double-double this season to lead the Pride. Swint had a season-best 14 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. 

• Emma Von Essen reached double figures for the sixth consecutive contest. The sophomore added 11 points in the effort.


• Monmouth won its second straight game, defeating American 72-60 on the road Wednesday night. 

• Jania Hall poured in a career-high 18 points to pace the Hawks. Hall went 6-of-8 from the field, adding four rebounds, three assists and two steals. It marks her third game in double figures this year.

• Taisha Exanor added 10 points, five rebounds and one rejection in the effort. She has reached double figures in back-to-back games and has at least one block in seven. 

North Carolina A&T

• N.C. A&T had a chance to tie as time expired, but its three-point attempt rimmed out, and the Aggies fell to Mercer 55-52 on Saturday afternoon.  

• Jordyn Dorsey paced A&T with 14 points, adding five rebounds, three assists and three steals. She shot 6-of-11 from the floor to reach double figures for the sixth time this year.

• D’Mya Tucker and Maleia Bracone joined in double figures with 13 and 11, respectively. Bracone has at least 10 points in three straight games.


• Nebraska led wire-to-wire, outscoring UNCW 31-5 in the opening quarter, and never looked back, downing the Seahawks on Tuesday (108-35).

• Taylor Henderson paced UNCW with nine points, adding four assists, three rebounds and one steal. The freshman is averaging 14.5 ppg over her last four. 

• Kylah Silver added nine points off the bench for UNCW. Silver is contributing 11.0 ppg in reserve minutes this season.


• Northeastern hung with Syracuse through two and a half quarters, but the Orange outscored the Huskies 47-30 in the second half, and NU fell 79-57.

• Derin Erdogan paced the Huskies with a season-high 23 points, including a career-best five three-pointers. It marks her first 20-point effort this season.

• Deja Bristol added 16 points in the effort. The point total was one shy of her season high and her third game in double figures this year.

Stony Brook 

• Stony Brook ended the first quarter on a 7-0 run, taking a 15-9 lead after one, and never trailed the rest of the way, defeating Yale 81-66 on Wednesday afternoon. 

• Khari Clark paced the Seawolves with a career-high 23 points, shooting 9-of-13 from the field. She added eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals. Clark has reached double figures seven times this year.  

• Gigi Gonzalez contributed 19 points, five rebounds and two assists. Gonzalez has at least 10 points in every game this season.


• Towson won three games in seven days, extending its winning streak to six games. TU defeated Liberty (73-70), George Washington (68-60) and American (68-60) during the week. 

• India Johnston averaged 16.0 points per game on 60.7 percent (17-28) shooting. The sophomore reached double figures in all three games, including a career-high 24 versus GW. 

• Quinzia Fulmore added 11.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per contest. Additionally, she tallied double-doubles against Liberty (12p, 10r) and American (15p, 10r). 

William & Mary

• William & Mary led JMU by one at halftime but was outscored 44-24 in the second half, suffering a 75-56 setback to the Dukes on Thursday. 

• Bella Nascimento paced W&M with 12 points. Nascimento has reached double figures in four straight games and eight times this season. 

• Rebekah Frisby-Smith scored a season-high 11 points in the effort. The senior was 4-of-6 from the floor, surpassing double figures for the first time this year.