The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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January 24, 2013

Brittany Cox named CC Player of the Week

Friday, January 25, 2013 — Pfeiffer University’s Brittany Cox has been selected as the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas Women’s Basketball Player of the Week during week nine of the 2012–2013 Basketball season.

Cox helped the Falcons to a pair of exciting wins over Mount Olive and North Greenville averaging 26.5 points.

On Wednesday hosting Mount Olive, Cox dropped in 24 points, 18 of those in the second half, as the Falcons narrowly took a 62-61 victory over the Trojans.

Cox shot 69 percent from the floor (9-of-13) hitting on 6-of-9 threes (67 percent) in her 35 minutes of action. The senior guard also added seven rebounds, three assists and a block assisting on the eventual game-winning three.

In an 86-71 overtime win against North Greenville, Cox dropped in 29 against the Crusaders on 48 percent shooting (10-of-21) while connecting on 5-of-10 triples and all four free throws. In the blowout 20-5 overtime run, Cox accounted for the Lady Falcons first five points while later hitting on a pair of free throws with 61 seconds left. Cox posted the double-double on Saturday adding 10 rebounds in her 35 minutes of play with two more assists, a steal and three blocks.

For the week, Cox averaged her 26.5 points on 56 percent shooting from the floor going 19-of-34. The guard drained 11 threes in the week shooting 58 percent from behind the arc while averaging 8.5 rebounds (17 total). Five assists and four blocks complementd the senior’s week.

Next up for the Falcons will be a home game tonight with Coker and Converse in a three-game week.

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