CAA Women's Basketball

CAA Women's Basketball Report - Jan. 29, 2024

CAA Women's Basketball Report - Jan. 29, 2024

The CAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week is North Carolina A&T's Jordyn Dorsey!

Jan 30, 2024 by Nicole Beckelman
CAA Women's Basketball Report - Jan. 29, 2024


Jordyn Dorsey, North Carolina A&T

Junior | G | Augusta, Ga. / Cross Creek 

Dorsey averaged 18.0 points per game on 50.0 percent (13-26) shooting with 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per contest, leading North Carolina A&T to a 2-0 weekend. On Friday, Dorsey matched a career-high with 21 points, shooting 8-of-16 from the floor while adding a team-best five rebounds, three assists and two steals in a 73-51 road victory over Campbell. On Sunday, the junior paced the Aggies again, scoring a game-high 15 points with four rebounds and four assists as A&T tallied its sixth straight win, defeating Elon 56-42. Dorsey has led the Aggies in scoring during every game of their six-game winning streak. She has reached double figures in 15 games this season, including seven in a row. 


Ande’a Cherisier, Delaware

Freshman | C | Baltimore, Md. / Saint Frances Academy

Cherisier set a new career-high in points in back-to-back games, averaging 17.5 points per game on 52.4 percent (11-21) shooting for the Blue Hens. On Friday, the freshman center tallied a team-high 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting with three rebounds, two blocks, two steals and one assist despite a setback to Northeastern. She followed the performance with 21 points, seven rebounds and one assist, leading Delaware to a victory over Towson on Sunday. Cherisier was 5-of-12 from the floor and converted 11-of-12 at the free throw line in her career output against the Tigers. It marks the sixth time she has reached double figures this season and the first in consecutive games. 


TIED AT THE TOP: Stony Brook bounced back from its first CAA loss this season, and North Carolina A&T extended its winning streak with a 2-0 weekend, resulting in a tie for first place in the conference standings between the teams at 6-1. In addition, Charleston and Monmouth are tied for third at 5-2 in CAA play, one game back of the Aggies and Seawolves. The top four are hot as we head into February, all winning at least seven games in their last 10. The conference race is shaping up to be a good one as always. 

WHO’S GOT NEXT: The conference slate proceeds with six games on Friday and seven on Sunday. On Friday, Monmouth hosts Towson in a CAA Championship game rematch, while Stony Brook and N.C. A&T look to continue their winning ways on the road against in-state rivals. Sunday is highlighted by Monmouth entertaining Stony Brook at 2 p.m., which airs on two regional networks - NBC Sports Philadelphia and SNY. Also, keep your eye on W&M hosting Drexel as both try to stay within striking distance.

LANGFORD SELECTED TO MID-MAJOR COTY WATCH LIST: Stony Brook head coach Ashley Langford was one of 10 members selected to the midseason watch list for the 2024 Kathy Delaney-Smith Mid-Major Coach of the Year Award, announced by Her Hoop Stats. It marks the inaugural season of the award named after the legendary former Harvard head coach.

NOTHING BUT NET: As of Monday, Jan. 29, Stony Brook remained in the top 100 of the NCAA NET Rankings at No. 72, and seven more teams cracked the top 200. In addition, Charleston (154), N.C. A&T (157) and Monmouth (161) rose to their highest rankings this season, while William & Mary (182), Drexel (190), Delaware (192) and Towson remain among the top 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 remained ranked, slotting at No. 9, while North Carolina A&T received votes for the second time this winter. At least one conference team has been recognized in every poll this season, with multiple teams acknowledged in 10 of 12 weeks.  



• Campbell went 1-1 this weekend, falling to N.C. A&T (73-51) on Friday before a victory over Northeastern (54-43) on Sunday. The win marks Campbell’s first-ever CAA road victory.

• Christabel Ezumah paced CU in the victory, scoring a game-high 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting with six rebounds. Ezumah averaged 13.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game for the weekend.

• Shy Tuelle and Brittany Staves reached double figures on Friday. Tuelle had a team-high 11 points, and Staves added 10.  


• Charleston cruised to a 94-59 victory over UNCW on Sunday as five Cougars scored in double figures. CofC hit 13 threes and has at least 10 in the past three games. 

• Alexis Andrews paced CofC with 22 points, shooting 8-of-15 from the floor and 5-of-11 from three. It marks her fifth game with 20 or more points this season.

• Jenna Annecchiarico tallied her third double-double this season with 12 points and 10 assists. Annecchiarico ranks sixth nationally in assists per game (6.5) and 21st in total assists (110).


• Delaware went 1-1 this weekend, falling to Northeastern (73-66) on Friday before bouncing back with a win over Towson (73-59) on Sunday. 

• Ande’a Cherisier set a new career-high for points in back-to-back games, averaging 17.5 points per game. Cherisier had a game-high 21 points in the win after 14 on Sunday. 

• Chloe Wilson contributed 13 points on Friday and a season-high 15 rebounds on Sunday. Wilson has scored in double figures 10 games this year and has at least 10 boards four times.


• Drexel dropped its contest at Stony Brook 62-41 on Sunday. The Dragons shot a season-low 23.7 percent from the floor and could not overcome the shooting woes. 

• Jasmine Valentine paced Drexel with eight points off the bench. The senior forward added eight rebounds, one shy of her season high. 

• Chloe Hodges grabbed a career-best 10 rebounds in the effort. It marks the second time in the past three games she has reset her career mark rebounding. 


• Elon fell to N.C. A&T 56-42 on the road Sunday afternoon. Elon struggled offensively, shooting 28.3 percent (17-60), and scored its fewest points in CAA play this year.  

• Maya Johnson paced Elon with nine points and a career-high 11 rebounds. Johnson had seven board on the offensive glass, leading to her third career double-digit rebounding effort.

• Ajia James added nine points for the Phoenix off the bench. James also tallied three rebounds and two steals in the effort. 


• Hampton split its games this weekend, falling to Monmouth (69-61) before a victory over Hofstra (67-61). The Lady Pirates have two of their past three games.

• Camryn Hill scored 17 points in both games to lead Hampton in scoring. Hill has reached double figures 12 times this season after back-to-back games with 17-point efforts. 

• Cheyenne Talbot and Amyah Reaves also reached double figures in the victory with 15 and 10 points, respectively. Reaves has at least 10 points in three of the past four games.


• Hofstra dropped back-to-back games over the weekend, falling to William & Mary (61-50) on Friday before a setback to Hampton (67-62) on Sunday. 

• Emma Von Essen averaged 15.5 points per game on 60.0 percent (12-20) shooting. Von Essen had a game-high 18 against Hampton after a team-best 13 on Friday. She has reached double figures 15 times this winter.

• Zyheima Swint grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds on Sunday. Swint has double-digit rebounds in six games this season. 


• Monmouth went 2-0 this weekend, defeating Hampton and William & Mary on the road. The Hawks have won seven straight road games, the fourth-longest streak in the NCAA. 

• Sandrine Clesca reached double figures in both games, averaging 12.5 points per game. Clesca had a career-high 15 points against W&M after 10 versus Hampton.

• Taisha Exanor recorded her first-ever double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds at W&M. It marks her fourth game with double-digit points and second with at least 10 rebounds this year. 

North Carolina A&T

• N.C. A&T extended its winning streak to six games following a 2-0 weekend. The Aggies defeated Campbell (73-51) on Saturday and Elon (56-42) on Sunday.

• Jordyn Dorsey paced A&T with 18.0 points per game on 50.0 percent (13-26) shooting. Dorsey matched a career-high with 21 points on Friday, followed by a team-best 15 on Sunday. She has reached double figures in seven straight games and 15 this season.

• Three other Aggies - Maleia Bracone, Chaniya Clark and D’Mya Tucker - also reached double figures during the week.


• UNCW dropped a 94-59 decision on the road to Charleston on Sunday. The Seahawks hit the opening three in the game but trailed for 38:26 in the contest.

• Kylah Silver matched a career-high with 17 points and added seven rebounds in the effort. The freshman has reached double figures in back-to-back games and eight times this year.

• Evan Miller added 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting. Miller has reached double figures in nine of the past 10 games and 12 times this season. 


• Northeastern went 1-1 this weekend, defeating Delaware (73-66) on the road Friday before falling to Campbell (54-43) at home on Sunday. 

• Derin Erdogan paced NU with 15.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game. Erdogan has reached double figures in 12 consecutive games and 15 this season.

• Deja Bristol averaged 12.0 points per game, reaching double figures in both games. It marks eight straight games with at least 10 points for the senior forward. 

Stony Brook 

• Stony Brook returned to the win column following a 62-41 victory over Drexel on Sunday. SBU held DU scoreless for the opening 11:08 and a 0-for-22 start from the field. 

• Gigi Gonzalez paced SBU with 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting with five assists. Gonzalez has at least 10 more in every game this season, with 20 more four times. 

• Khari Clark added 14 points and a career-high 15 rebounds for her sixth double-double this season. Clark also added a season-high six steals defensively. 


• Towson went 1-1 this weekend, defeating UMES (60-55) in non-conference action on Wednesday before a setback at Delaware (73-59) on Sunday. 

• India Johnston paced TU with 17.5 points per game, reaching double figures in both outings. Johnston has at least 10 points in three straight games and seven times this year.

• Patricia Anumgba added 13.0 points per game while adding 12 on Wednesday and 14 on Sunday. It marks six consecutive games in double figures for Anumgba and 15 this season.

William & Mary

• W&M split its games this weekend, defeating Hofstra (61-50) on Friday before a setback against Monmouth (67-56) on Sunday. 

• Cassidy Geddes averaged 16.0 points per game, including a career-high 22 points in the victory. It marks her second 20-point effort this season, and Geddes has reached double figures in three of the past four games.

• Bella Nascimento and Nylah Young also reached double figures for W&M. Nascimento had 19 points, and Young added 13 on Sunday.