Women's Basketball: Ali Named to Honor Roll
- By Katie Kane
- November 22, 2010 05:33 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia women’s basketball player Madina Ali was named to the first BIG EAST Honor Roll list of the 2010-11 season as announced by the conference office today.
The honor is the first of her career. The co-captain led all scorers in two games last week. She opened the week guiding the Mountaineers (3-0) to a 69-58 win over Duquesne, recording a double-double with a career-best 19 points and 10 rebounds. In that game Ali also had a career-high four steals and tied a career best with four blocks.
Two nights later she went on to lead the scoring for all players on the court as she put up 13 points, helping WVU to a 66-31 win over Delaware State. In only 13 minutes on the court, Ali went 5-for-8 from the field and a perfect 3-for-3 from the free throw line. She also added in a pair of blocks, a rebound and a steal for the Mountaineers.
The Williamsport, Pa., native totaled 32 points for two games last week. She shot 65 percent (13-for-20) from the field and connected on 6-of-7 free throws. The senior also averaged 5.5 rebounds a game and totaled six blocks and five steals in 42 total minutes for the two games.
The double-double was the third of her career and the first of any WVU player this season. Ali has recorded 11 double figure scoring games and nine double figure rebounding games in her career.
In the BIG EAST, Ali now ranks No. 7 in scoring (16.3 ppg), No. 2 in field goal percentage (.690), tied for No. 8 in free throw percentage (.900), tied for No. 13 in steals (2.7 spg) and tied for No. 6 in blocked shots (2.3 bpg).
Ali and the WVU women’s basketball team open the Paradise Jam tournament in the U.S. Virgin Islands with a 2 p.m. game against TCU on Thursday, Nov. 25.