Virginia Sweeps ACC Weekly Honors
Feb. 18, 2002
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia women’s basketball players Telisha Quarles (Louisa, Va.) and Brandi Teamer (Joliet, Ill.) earned Atlantic Coast Conference Player and Rookie of the Week honors, respectively, the ACC announced on Monday.
Quarles, a senior guard garnered ACC Player of the Week recognition after pacing the Cavaliers to three conference victories in seven days. Against Georgia Tech on Monday, Quarles added 13 points, including a perfect 4-4 from the line. Her trey helped UVA tie the school record for treys in a game with 11 in the come-from-behind win. At Wake Forest on Thursday, the guard had 15 points in the win, including a perfect 6-6 from the line. Against Maryland on Sunday, Quarles paced UVa with 20 points, including 5-6 from the line. She was named Fox Sports Net South’s Player of the Game. The win came on the celebration of Debbie Ryan’s Silver Anniversary season.
On the week, Quarles averaged 16.0 points per game and went 15-for-33 (.455) from the floor. She also recorded 3.7 rebounds per game and shot 15-for-16 (.938) from the line. The three victories lifted UVa to third place in the ACC standings.
After 25 games, Quarles is the team scoring leader with 16.0 ppg. She also averages 16.0 ppg in ACC games only.
The ACC honor is the third of Quarles’ collegiate career and first this season.
For the sixth time this season, Teamer has earned Rookie of the Week honors. In Monday’s come-from-behind win over Georgia Tech, the freshman had 19 points on 8-15 shooting. She also grabbed seven boards. In Thursday’s overtime win at Wake Forest, the forward notched her 12th career double-double with 17 points and 10 second-half rebounds. She also added a career-high four blocks. Teamer scored the first six (of 10) points in overtime to help seal the win. In Sunday’s win over Maryland, she seven points and eight rebounds.
On the week, the Rookie of the Year candidate averaged 14.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks while helping UVA to third place in the ACC standings.
The All-America candidate leads the ACC in double-double performances with 12. She also is the conference’s top rebounder with 9.1 rpg.
After 25 games, Teamer stands second in team scoring with 15.0 ppg. She leads in rebounding with 9.0 rpg. In ACC games only, Teamer is the team leader with 16.6 ppg and 9.2 rpg. She has started all 25 games as a freshman.
The ACC honor is the sixth of Teamer’s collegiate career.
The Cavaliers (15-10, 8-6) wind down the regular season this week. On Thursday, Feb. 21, UVa hosts No. 20/22 North Carolina in the final home game at 7:30 p.m. at University Hall. The Senior Class will be honored in a pregame ceremony. The Virginia Sports Radio Network will air the game live.
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