For Immediate Release: February 2, 2009
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Binghamton women's basketball sweeps America East weekly honors

Conference Release

VESTAL, N.Y.-- Senior center Laura Franceski has been named the America East Player of the Week and freshman point guard Andrea Holmes has been named the Rookie of the Week. It marks the first time in program history that Binghamton has swept both America East women's basketball weekly awards.

Franceski averaged 16.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 6.0 blocks per game in leading Binghamton to a pair of victories last week. Against Maine on Saturday, she just missed a triple-double, finishing with 22 points, 11 rebounds and eight blocks. Her eight blocks against the Black Bears tied both a school and an America East record for single-game rejections. Earlier in the week against New Hampshire, Franceski posted 11 points, four blocks, a steal and two assists.

For the week, Franceski went 14-for-21 (.667) from the field and hit 5-of-6 free-throw attempts. She has now blocked 28 shots in the past five games and has reached double figures in scoring three consecutive games.

This is the second time Franceski has earned Player of the Week honors. The first instance came on January 21, 2008.

Holmes, meanwhile, has now been named the conference's top rookie twice in the past three weeks. In the Bearcats' two games last week, she averaged 9.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 1.0 steal per contest.

Against New Hampshire last Wednesday, Holmes had 11 points, a career-high eight rebounds as well as a game-high and career-high eight assists. On Saturday
against Maine, she turned in an eight-point, four-rebound, five-assist, two-steal effort.

Binghamton (9-11, 4-3 AE) hosts Vermont on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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