February 8, 2010

Randolph Named PBC Player of the Week Again

AUGUSTA, GA – North Georgia women’s basketball standout Whitney Randolph has been named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season after dominating in a pair of league games over the last five days.

Whitney Randolph had her biggest week of the year last week as the senior averaged a double-double with 24 points and 16 rebounds in a pair of games. She started the week at GCSU and scored 16 points and pulled down 14 rebounds in a three-point loss, but came back against Columbus State and scored a season-high 32 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in a double overtime victory over the Cougars.

The Gainesville, Ga., native was a perfect 10-10 from the free line in the victory, including a pair of free throws with 1.3 remaining in the first extra period to send the game to double overtime.

With the 32 points, combined with her counterpart Phebe Smith scoring just 11, Randolph takes over the Peach Belt Conference scoring lead, averaging 18.3 points per game, while moving up to second in the league in rebounding at 10 boards per contest to average a double-double. The senior is also fourth in the PBC in free throw percentage and 10th in blocks.

Randolph’s 32 points was three shy of the North Georgia single game scoring mark since the program entered the NCAA in 2005-06, while her 18 rebounds were just two shy of the single mark, both records set during the 2007-08 season.

The Lady Saints will host Francis Marion on Wednesday evening before traveling to UNC Pembroke over the weekend to battle the Braves.