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Williams Earns Third ODAC Player of the Week Award

Kelly Williams Player of the week photo
Kelly Williams Player of the week photo

FOREST, Va. – Freshman women’s basketball player Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C./ Halifax Academy) was named the ODAC Player of the Week for the second consecutive week and third time this season. Williams and the Yellow Jackets recorded two ODAC wins over Bridgewater and Emory & Henry this past week.

In those two contests, Williams averaged 22.5 points per game, 14.5 rebounds per game and five blocks per game. Williams recorded two more double-doubles as well, improving her tally to nine for the season, the best in the ODAC. She shot 65.4-percent from the field in the two games.

In Tuesday’s 81-54 win over Bridgewater, Williams recorded 20 points, 16 rebounds and a season best six blocks. She added two steals and assists in the game.

Then on Saturday’s come-from-behind victory over Emory & Henry, she put up a season best 25 points and added 13 rebounds, four blocks and two steals.

Williams currently leads the league in offensive rebounds (70), total rebounds (153), rebounds per game (12.8) and points per 40 minutes, where she averages 25.9 points. She is second in the ODAC in blocks with 27, fifth in the ODAC in field goals and field goal percentage and sixth in the league in total points scored.

The Yellow Jackets will return to Crenshaw Gym tomorrow at 7 p.m. when they take on Va. Wesleyan.