UNCW's Teague named CAA co-player of the week

UNCW's Teague named CAA co-player of the week

 News release from UNCW:

RICHMOND, Virginia – After leading the UNCW women's basketball team to a pair of victories, sophomore guard Naqaiyyah Teague (Malcolm X. Shabazz H.S./Newark, N.J.) has been named as a co-recipient of the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week award for the week ending Feb. 15, it has been announced by CAA officials.

Teague, who is the fourth UNCW player to earn the weekly award this season, shared the award with James Madison University junior guard Angela Mickens (Robert E. Lee H.S./Staunton, Va.).

"I am proud of Naqaiyyah's improvement over the course of the season," Coach Adell Harris said. "She has been great in our last three games and I am happy she is being recognized by the CAA for her contributions to our success."

While leading the Seahawks to a pair of conference wins over Elon and Northeastern, Teague averaged 21.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. She also shot 56.5 percent from the field, including a 5-for-7 effort from three-point range.

Teague scored a career-high 24 points, including 20 points in the second half, with seven rebounds to lead UNCW to its road victory of the season, an 86-82 decision over Elon on Thursday night at Alumni Gym. She made 7 of 13 shots from the floor, including a 2-for-3 performance from beyond the arc, while converting all eight of her free throw attempts.

In the Seahawks' 84-78 triumph over Northeastern on Sunday afternoon, Teague contributed 18 points with seven rebounds as the Seahawks overcame a 10-point deficit in the first half to earn their 10th win of the season. She was 6-for-10 from the field, including a 3-for-4 effort from long range, while making three of four free throws.

One of two UNCW players to start all 24 games this season, Teague is the Seahawks' fourth-leading scorer with a 7.4 average. She is also tied for fourth in the CAA by grabbing 7.8 rebounds per game.

Led by Teague, UNCW will remain home on Thursday evening to welcome defending CAA champion James Madison to Trask Coliseum for a 7:00 p.m. match-up against the Dukes. JMU, which is a perfect 13-0 in league play this year, handed the Seahawks a 74-57 defeat in Harrisonburg on Jan. 6.