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Griffin, Hayes And Willison Selected For CAC Weekly Basketball Awards

St. Mary's junior men's basketball guard CAMONTAE GRIFFIN (Baltimore, Md./Dunbar), Gallaudet sophomore women's basketball center NUKEITRA HAYES (Anderson, Ind./Indiana School F/T Deaf) and Hood junior women's basketball forward JEN WILLISON (Hancock, Md./Hancock) were selected as the CAC Basketball Players of the Week for Dec. 1, 2008. 

MEN'S BASKETBALL

St. Mary's junior guard CAMONTAE GRIFFIN (Baltimore, Md./Dunbar) was named CAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week after averaging 24 points, shooting 52.1% from the field and 81.8% from the line and leading the Seahawks to three wins and the championship of the Provident Pride of Maryland Tournament. Griffin, who was named Tournament MVP, had 23 points, three assists and three steals in a come-from-behind win over McDaniel. He followed that up with a 21-point performance in a win over Washington in the semifinals, adding four assists and three steals. Griffin finished the tournament with a game- and season-best 28 points in the championship win over Johns Hopkins.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Gallaudet sophomore center NUKEITRA HAYES (Anderson, Ind./Indiana School F/T Deaf) and Hood junior forward JEN WILLISON (Hancock, Md./Hancock) were named the CAC Co-Women's Basketball Players of the Week for Dec. 1, 2008.

Hayes had two "monster" games as the Bison finished second in the Gallaudet Holiday Invitational. Saturday, she scored 22 points, grabbed 19 rebounds and had eight blocked shots in a win over St. Joseph's College, which entered the game with a 4-1 record. In the title-game loss to Emerson, she scored nearly half of GU's points (23 of 55) and added nine rebounds and three blocked shots.

Willison poured in a school-record 39 points vs. Wilson College in Hood's first win of the season. In breaking the record of 35 points by Rita Willis, set during the 2003-04 season, Willison drained 17-for-30 from the field while adding a game-high 14 rebounds and a career-high five steals. It was her second double-double of the season and 17th of her career.