ELON, N.C. – Elon University women’s basketball senior center Malaya Johnson has been picked as the CAA’s Player of the Week for the second time this season on Monday, Feb. 5.
With Elon beating College of Charleston and James Madison last week, Johnson averaged 15.0 points per game while shooting 54.2 percent from the floor. Against CofC, she scored all 16 of her points in the paint and helped Elon to a 54-20 advantage down low in the 22-point road victory. Versus the Dukes, Johnson went to work down low again with 10 of her 14 points coming in the paint while helping Elon again dominate in close to the tune of a 30-12 advantage in the 50-43 win.
Johnson has now scored in double figures in six of Elon’s last seven games after opening conference play with a combined 23 points in the first four contests. Over the course of those seven games, she’s averaging 14.9 points per game.
Johnson has won CAA Player of the Week two of the last three weeks after taking the award Jan. 22. This week, Jess Genco of Northeastern was also tabbed Co-Player of the Week with Johnson. Drexel’s Hannah Nihill won Rookie of the Week for the second week in a row.
Elon will return to action for a pair of home games this weekend with Drexel and College of Charleston coming to town. First, the Phoenix will welcome the Dragons on Friday, Feb. 9, before hosting its annual Play4Kay Game on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. against the Cougars.