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UMBC’S BRITTNIE HUGHES NAMED AMERICA EAST CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Brittnie Hughes garnered America East Co-Player of the Week on Monday.
Hughes on the season is shooting 52.6 percent from the field and averaging a team-best 15.2 ppg and 5.7 apg. Hughes ranks second in the America East Conference in points and assists per game. She leads the America East with seven consecutive double-digit performances dating back to last season.
The Retriever point guard opened the week with a career high of 19 points and nine assists in UMBC’s 68-56 win over American. Hughes went 9-for-9 from the free throw line in the game, including 6-for-6 in the final three minutes.
In the Retrievers’ home game last Saturday, Hughes scored a team-high 17 points with four assists and four rebounds in UMBC’s 71-51 win over Longwood. Hughes shot 6-of-9 from the field and made all four free throw attempts as she has converted her last 17 attempts from the charity stripe.