USA South Athletes of the Week - Nov. 21, 2011

USA South Athletes of the Week - Nov. 21, 2011

(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.)

Men's Basketball Player of the Week
          Domarius Thomas, N.C. Wesleyan - The senior forward from Raleigh, North Carolina led the Bishops to a 2-1 record last week by averaging a double-double of 16.7 points and 10.7 rebounds. He also added 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals per contest. In a 90-56 victory over Roanoke Bible, Thomas tallied a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds. He also added three steals and two assists in the win. In an 89-83 loss to Maryland Bible, Thomas notched his second consecutive double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds. He also added one assist and one steal in the defeat. Finally, in an 82-77 victory over St. Andrews, Thomas totaled ten points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals. Also Nominated: T.J. Homan, Greensboro; James Whitehead, Methodist; Marquis Scott, Averett; Lamont King, Ferrum; Conley Taylor, Christopher Newport; Avery Green, Shenandoah.

Women's Basketball Player of the Week
           Danielle Duncan, Greensboro - The Greensboro, North Carolina senior center led The Pride to a 3-0 record last week by averaging a double-double of 19.7 points and 11.0 rebounds per game. She also added 2.6 steals and 1.0 assists per contest. In a 59-49 win over Guilford, Duncan tallied a double-double of 12 points and ten rebounds. She also added four steals and one block in the win. In a 74-48 victory over Cabrini, Duncan totaled 19 points, seven rebounds, three steals, two assists and one block. Finally, in a 71-58 win over St. Mary's (Md.), Duncan notched her second double-double of the week with 28 points and 16 rebounds. She also added one assist and one steal in the win. Duncan was named the Most Valuable Player of the St. Mary's Invitational after the victories over Cabrini and St. Mary's. Also Nominated: Jackie Lyles, Methodist; Katherine Hooker, Shenandoah; Sabrina Desper, Mary Baldwin; Samantha Urquhart, N.C. Wesleyan; Megan Rahn, Meredith; Kaneshia Slade, Averett; Tesla Akers, Ferrum; Nicole Mitchell, Christopher Newport.

Rookies of the Week

Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week
           Sunil Ram, Averett - The Cary, North Carolina freshman guard averaged 7.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.3 steals per game last week as the Cougars posted an 0-3 record. In a 73-64 loss to Bridgewater, Ram totaled 12 points, five rebounds, four assists and one steal. In an 86-72 loss to Virginia Intermont, Ram contributed eight points, four assists, three rebounds and one steal. Finally, in an 83-62 loss to Emory and Henry, Ram tallied two points, three assists, two rebounds and two steals. Also Nominated: Devonta Davis, Greensboro; Maleek Myers, Ferrum; Mike Cherry, Christopher Newport; Sunil Ram, Averett.

Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week
          Shanice Miles, Mary Baldwin - The Buckingham, Virginia freshman guard helped the Fighting Squirrels to a 2-1 record last week by averaging 13.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.3 steals per contest. In a 69-65  win over Hollins, Miles totaled 22 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block. In a 61-53 victory over York (NY), Miles contributed two points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals. Finally, in a 64-43 loss to Stevenson, Miles tallied 17 points, three rebounds and three assists. Also Nominated: Holly Chittenden, Shenandoah; Essence Burns, Averett; Jacole Hairston, Ferrum; Camry Green, Christopher Newport.

PLEASE NOTE: At least half of the teams in a sport must have competed within the previous week for honors to be awarded.