Lafayette's Wright Named Patriot League Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week
Jan. 14, 2008
EASTON, Pa. - Lafayette freshman LaKeisha Wright (Upper Marlboro, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt) was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week, the league announced on Monday afternoon. It is the first weekly honor of the season for Wright.
In two games this past week, Wright scored 24 points, beginning with eight points and four rebounds in a 66-59 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Wednesday. She played 32 minutes against the Knights, the second most minutes she's played this season, and also finished with four rebounds.
On Saturday, Wright finished with 16 points against Holy Cross in the Leopards' Patriot League opener. She shot 8-of-11 from the field against the Crusaders while also pulling down four boards and adding a game-high five assists. Wright committed only three turnovers in the two games, including just one against Holy Cross.
Wright has started all 16 games at forward this season, the only freshman on the team to do so. She is averaging 9.5 points per game and is shooting 45.7 percent from the field. That field goal percentage places her second in the league behind teammate Vanessa Van De Venter. Wright is also pulling down nearly six rebounds per game (5.7 rpg) and has 36 assists, good for second on the team.
The Leopards (8-8, 0-1) host Patriot League opponent Colgate on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m.
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