Bailey Williams Named SoCon CRONS Freshman of the Week
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG guard Bailey Williams (Harrisonburg, Va./Spotswood) has been named the Southern Conference women’s basketball CRONS Freshman of the Week according to an announcement Tuesday by the league. The weekly honor marks the first for her career.
Williams averaged 15 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and two steals this past week in games against Davidson and Georgia Southern. The Spartans lost a tight 75-66 overtime contest to the currently second-place Wildcats Saturday before rebounding with a 76-65 victory over the Eagles Monday. The win snapped an eight-game losing streak overall and a four-game skid to Georgia Southern.
Williams tallied a team-high 15 points, grabbed six rebounds and added four assists in the loss to Davidson. She followed with another 15-point performance in the win over Georgia Southern, also dishing out five assists and grabbing two steals. Williams finished the week shooting 35.7 percent from 3-point range and hit 5-of-6 from the free throw line.
With 81 assists to her credit this season, Williams leads the team and is fourth in the SoCon (first among freshmen). She has also knocked down a squad-best 33 three-point field goals, shooting 35.9 percent from range.
UNCG returns to action this weekend, traveling to the North Carolina mountains for a pair of league contests. The Spartans will face Appalachian State Saturday in Boone to kick off the weekend. The game is scheduled for an ESPN3 broadcast and will tip off at 1:30 p.m.
2013-14 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week
Nov. 12: Taylor Hall, Chattanooga
Nov. 19: Taylor Hall, Chattanooga
Nov. 26: Janae' Stevenson, UNCG
Dec. 3: Laura Murray, Davidson
Dec. 10: Laura Murray, Davidson
Dec. 17: Ashlen Dewart, Chattanooga
Dec. 31: Brittany Hodges, Furman
Jan. 7: Anna Claire Knight, Georgia Southern
Jan. 14: Dakota Dukes, Davidson
Jan. 21: Maryah Sydnor, Appalachian State
Jan. 28: Logan Morris, Wofford
Feb. 4: Laura Murray, Davidson
Feb. 11: Brittany Hodges, Furman
2013-14 CRONS Freshman of the Week
Nov. 12: Ellen Riggins, Samford
Nov. 19: Jennifer Rhodes, Elon
Nov. 26: Lauren Brown, Elon
Dec. 3: Ellen Riggins, Samford
Dec. 10: Lenaira Ruffin, Elon
Dec. 17: Whitney Bunn, Furman
Dec. 31: Jennifer Rhodes, Elon
Jan. 7: Hannah Nichols, Samford
Jan. 14: Whitney Bunn, Furman
Jan.21: Hannah Nichols, Samford
Jan. 28: Ellen Riggins, Samford
Feb. 4: Kassidy Blevins, Samford
Feb. 11: Bailey Williams, UNCG