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CAA Women's Basketball Report - Dec. 18, 2023

CAA Women's Basketball Report - Dec. 18, 2023

Nylah Young, William & Mary forward, is the CAA Player of the Week!

Dec 19, 2023 by Nicole Beckelman
CAA Women's Basketball Report - Dec. 18, 2023


Nylah Young, William & Mary 

Graduate | F | Suffolk, Va. / Kings Fork

Young led William & Mary to its largest Division I victory since 2014, scoring a game-high 20 points in an 86-49 triumph over Longwood on Sunday. The graduate forward was extremely efficient shooting the ball, going 8-of-11 from the floor and a perfect 4-of-4 from the charity stripe, adding five rebounds in the effort. It marks a league-best fifth 20-point performance for Young, who has reached double figures nine times this season. She leads the CAA with 18.2 points per game. 


Taryn Barbot, Charleston

Freshman | G | Floral Park, N.Y. / St. Mary 

Barbot averaged 19.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, helping Charleston split a pair of contests throughout the week. On Monday, the freshman guard scored 18 of her game-high 21 points in the second half as Charleston erased a 22-point deficit to defeat Jacksonville State 69-58. Barbot added eight rebounds, two steals and one block in the victory. She followed the performance with a team-high 18 points against Robert Morris on Saturday. The freshman knocked down a season-best five three-pointers, adding three rebounds and one steal despite a narrow setback. Barbot has reached double figures in four of the last five games.


HEADING INTO THE HOLIDAYS: There are 19 CAA Women’s Basketball games over the five days, with all 14 conference institutions in action before a five-day break for the holiday season. Among the highlights are a nine-game Thursday, featuring Drexel against Cleveland State on a neutral site and William & Mary visiting No. 15 Virginia Tech. In addition, Campbell, Charleston, Delaware, UNCW and Stony Brook will face in-state adversaries before a three-game Friday sends us into the pause. 

NOTHING BUT NET: On Monday, Dec. 18, two CAA teams were in the top 150 of the NCAA NET Rankings, while seven cracked the top 200. Stony Brook remained the top-ranked team in the conference at No. 66, and Delaware followed at No. 138. Drexel was just outside the top 150 at No. 151, while Monmouth continued rising, climbing 18 spots to No. 177. Campbell (180) and Towson (188) remained in the top 200, with William & Mary rejoining the group after rising 19 places to No. 181. 

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 fifth straight week. Both rose in the ranks, with the Seawolves at No. 18 and the Tigers following at No. 19. Towson has cracked the rankings in each poll this season, and multiple conference teams have received recognition in five consecutive weeks.

KEEPING IT 100: Four teams - Campbell, Charleston, Hofstra and North Carolina A&T - reached triple digits during the 2023-24 season. Charleston had done it twice, tallying a program-record 117 points in its season-opening victory over Pfeiffer and 112 points against N.C. Wesleyan. The first is the second-highest single-game point total in CAA Women’s Basketball history. In addition, North Carolina A&T earned a 114-41 win over Guilford in its home opener, Hofstra tallied a program record 113 points, defeating Farmingdale State on Dec. 16, and Campbell scored 108 points in its first game as a CAA member, defeating N.C. Wesleyan. 



• Campbell split a pair of games during the week, defeating Lancaster Bible (99-24) on Thursday before a setback at ETSU (54-39) on Sunday.

• Christabel Ezumah averaged 17.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game. Ezumah recorded her third double-double this season with a career-high 23 points and 16 rebounds in the win.

• Shy Tuelle reached double figures in both games, averaging 12.5 points per contest. Tuelle had a season-high 15 points in the victory and has at least 10 points in four straight games.


• Charleston went 1-1 during the week. The Cougars erased a 22-point deficit to defeat Jacksonville State before its comeback attempt at Robert Morris fell short. 

• Taryn Barbot paced CofC with 19.5 points per game. The freshman tallied 21 points and eight boards in the victory, followed by 18 points in the setback. 

• Jenna Annecchiarico added 14 points in each game, averaging 5.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds per contest. Annecchiarico has reached double figures in seven straight. 


• Delaware fell behind 21-14 after the first quarter, which proved the final margin of victory, falling to Temple 72-65 on Thursday.

• Sydney Boone paced Delaware with 16 points. She added four rebounds and three assists in the effort. Boone has at least 10 points in seven games this year.

• Chloe Wilson added 11 points and 11 rebounds for her second double-double this season. Her first double-double came in the season-opener against Longwood.


• Drexel fell at home to No. 22 Florida State 76-56 on Sunday afternoon. The Dragons were outscored 38-23 over the second and third quarters in a crucial stretch for the Seminoles.

• Brooke Mullin led the way for Drexel, recording team highs with 11 points and eight rebounds. In addition to a season-high in rebounds, Mullin logged a season-best six assists.

• Chloe Hodges cracked double figures with 10 points while adding five rebounds. It marks the third straight game Hodges has scored 10 or more points. 


• Elon went 0-2 last week, falling to Furman (73-47) on the road before a setback at home to Marshall (84-77). 

• Maraja Pass averaged 16.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game for the Phoenix. Pass had her best effort this year versus Marshall with 21 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. 

• Iycez Adams tallied her second double-double this season with 10 points and 10 rebounds against Marshall. She averaged 8.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game for the week.


• Hampton was tied with George Washington 24-24 at halftime, but the Lady Pirates were outscored 22-16 in the second half, suffering a setback to GW. 

• Camryn Hill paced Hampton with 14 points, adding five rebounds in the effort. Hill has reached double figures in five consecutive games and six this season. 

• Junior Janae Dublin made her Hampton debut in the contest, recording six points, five steals, four rebounds and one block.


• Hofstra set program records for points scored, points allowed and margin of victory in its 113-24 win over Farmingdale State on Saturday.

• Emma Von Essen paced Hofstra with a career-high 29 points. She shot 10-of-16 from the floor, including 9-of-13 behind the arc. Von Essen has surpassed double figures in seven straight.

• Selma Markisic added a season-high 20 points in the victory. She did her damage in 14 minutes, going 7-of-11 from the floor and 5-for-7 from deep.


• Monmouth sprinted out to an 18-6 lead after one quarter and held the lead for a 68-47 win at Lafayette on Monday, marking its third straight victory.

• Kaci Donovan paced the Hawks with 17 points, shooting 5-for-11 from the floor. Donovan has reached double figures in three of the last four games and six times this year.

• Sandrine Clesca finished with a career-high 14 points, reaching double figures for the first time this season. Clesca added five rebounds and a season-high three steals. 

North Carolina A&T

• N.C. A&T will play at Stetson on Tuesday after 10 days off and face Bethune-Cookman on Wednesday before another 10 days away from the court. 

• A&T has four players averaging over 10.0 points per game this season, led by Maleia Bracone at 12.0 per contest. Bracone has reached double figures in three straight games and six this season.

• The Aggies rank second in the CAA in turnovers forced per game (18.9). A&T has coerced at least 10 miscues in every game this year.


• UNCW faces a pair of in-state rivals this week after 13 days off. The Seahawks will face Davidson on Monday before hosting N.C. Central on Thursday. 

• Taylor Henderson paces UNCW, contributing 12.4 points per game. The redshirt freshman has reached double figures four times, including a season-high 26 points.

• Lexi Jackson ranks third in the CAA in rebounds (8.7) and blocks (1.86) per game. Jackson has at least seven rebounds and one block in six games this year.


• Northeastern was outscored 39-19 in the second half against Holy Cross as the Crusaders pulled away to down the Huskies 65-41 on Sunday. 

• Derin Erdogan paced the Huskies with 12 points while adding four assists and four rebounds. Erdogan has reached double figures in four straight games and seven this season.

• Oralye Kiefer contributed a season-high nine points. Additionally, Kiefer recorded four rebounds and a career-best three blocks. 

Stony Brook 

• On Monday, Stony Brook limited Longwood to an opponent season-low 26.2 percent (17-65) from the field on the way to a third straight victory (85-49). 

• Gigi Gonzalez was one of three Seawolves with 16 points, adding six assists, four rebounds and three steals. Gonzalez has reached double figures in every game this year.

• Khari Clark and Zaida Gonzalez added 16 points apiece. Clark was 6-of-6 shooting, and Gonzalez was 7-of-12. Clark has reached double figures in three straight games.


• Maryland scored 24 seconds into Tuesday’s contest and never trailed, defeating Towson 99-51. It snapped a six-game winning streak for the Tigers. 

• Patricia Anumgba paced TU with 15 points. The junior guard has reached double figures in four straight games and eight times this season.

• Kylie Kornegay-Lucas grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds. It marks her second straight game with double-digit boards.

William & Mary

• William & Mary shot a season-high 52.3 percent (34-65) from the floor, defeating Longwood 86-49 on Sunday. It marks the Tribe’s largest over a DI opponent since 2014.

• Nylah Young paced W&M with 20 points, shooting 8-of-11 from the floor, adding five rebounds. Young has 20 or more points a league-best five times this year. 

• Cassidy Geddes tallied a season-high 19 points, shooting 8-of-13 from the field and 3-for-6 behind the arc. The freshman has reached double figures in three games this season.