Salisbury junior guard GREG PALMER (Salisbury, Md./Salisbury Christian), Marymount junior forward KATHLEEN BROWN (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) and Wesley sophomore forward ANGIE OWENS (Seaford, Del./Seaford) were selected as the CAC Basketball Players of the Week for Jan. 5, 2009.
Salisbury junior guard GREG PALMER (Salisbury, Md./Salisbury Christian) was named CAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season after scoring a career-high 33 points and adding five rebounds in the Sea Gulls' lone game of the week, a two-point non-conference win over local rival Washington (Md.) College. Palmer, who leads SU in 10 statistical categories and is averaging 15.6 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, has scored in double digits in six consecutive games and led SU to a three-game win streak heading into Wednesday's road game at defending CAC champ St. Mary's.
Marymount junior forward KATHLEEN BROWN (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) and Wesley sophomore forward ANGIE OWENS (Seaford, Del./Seaford) were named the CAC Women's Basketball Co-Players of the Week after each recorded two double-doubles and won tournament MVP awards in leading their teams to regular-season tournament titles over the holiday break.
BROWN was the MVP of Marymount's Holiday Classic after scoring 15 of her game-high 18 points in the second half and grabbing a game-high 14 rebounds as the Saints stopped 22nd-ranked Muhlenberg. She was 5-for-9 from the floor and 8-for-9 at the line. She also had 16 points and eight boards in a semifinal win over Christopher Newport. In MU's other game last week, Brown recorded 13 points and a season-high 16 rebounds in a non-conference victory over Lehman.
OWENS added to her growing collection of awards in leading the Wolverines to the Wesley Classic crown. She had 24 points on 10-for-14 shooting to go with 12 boards and three rejections in a win over Mt. St. Vincent. Wesley then upended previously undefeated Greensboro as Owens knocked down 10 points, knocked back seven shots, knocked away three steals and grabbed the fifth-highest rebound total in Div. III this season -- a team-record 22 caroms.
SPECIAL MENTION: Another Holiday Tournament MVP was York senior guard AMANDA ANDREWS (Fallston, Md./Fallston), who guided the 10-1 Spartans to their fifth-straight regular-season tournament title in the Hampton Inn Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. Andrews poured in a career-high 26 points on 9-for-13 shooting from the floor, including a 6-for-7 performance from long range, in a first-round win over Buffalo State. In the title game win over Franklin & Marshall, Andrews chipped in eight scores, five boards, two assists and a steal.