RICHMOND, Va. – Senior guard Lauren Brown of the Elon University women’s basketball team has been named CAA Player of the Week for her performance in the team’s two victories over the weekend at College of Charleston and against Drexel.
Brown led Elon in scoring with 16 points at Charleston in just 23 minutes as Elon posted its largest conference victory as a member of the CAA to date. On Sunday, Brown added 19 more points to lead the Phoenix to the season sweep of Drexel.
Over the course of the two games, Brown shot 11-for-22 from the floor, including an 8-for-14 mark behind the arc. With 35 points in the two games, Brown has now scored 986 points in her Elon career. She is looking to become the 21st member of Elon’s 1,000-point club and the most recent to join the elite group since Kelsey Harris surpassed the number in 2014.
Brown is the second Elon player to earn CAA Player of the Week this season. On Dec. 26, Shay Burnett earned the honor after Elon’s two wins in the GSU Holiday Classic. The honor marks the fifth weekly honor for the Phoenix this season with Jada Graves earning CAA Rookie of the Week on Nov. 21 and Ra’Shika White taking home the award in back-to-back weeks on Dec. 5 and Dec. 12.
Brown and the Phoenix will be back in action Friday night, Jan. 20, inside Alumni Gym to host three-time defending CAA champion and preseason conference favorite James Madison at 7 p.m. Elon has not topped JMU in five meetings to date, but the Phoenix took JMU to overtime in Alumni Gym last season and fell by one point, 73-72, in Harrisonburg, Va.
Entering the 2016-17 season, Elon had never defeated Drexel in four previous meetings, but has now swept the Dragons in the season series on the way to the team’s 5-0 start to CAA play. Elon is also looking to extend the team’s winning streak to 10 in a row on Friday night. Prior to this streak, Elon’s longest winning streak as a Division I program stood at seven in a row.