Dragons' Ruffin honored by CAA

Drexel freshman Dartaye Ruffin was named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week, the second time he earned the award.

 

Ruffin, a 6-8 forward, scored a career-high 14 points in Drexel’s loss at Rhode Island. He was 5-for-7 from the floor and was 4-for-5 from the line. He also had seven rebounds. Against Binghamton, he had 10 points and six rebounds.

 

 

Through four games, Ruffin leads the CAA in field-goal percentage at .739. He is third on the team in scoring with 11.3 points per game and third on the club with 6.8 rebounds.

 

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Saint Joseph's freshman point guard Langston Galloway was selected Big 5 Player of the Week award after leading the Hawks to two victories last week.

Galloway averaged 17.5 points as the Hawks defeated Rutgers and Fairfield. He scored a career-high 20 points on 7-for-8 shooting as the Hawks won the Philly Hoop Group Classic title over Rutgers. Galloway scored 15 points against Fairfield.

La Salle senior guard Ashley Gale was named the Big 5 women’s Player of the Week award. She averaged 19.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.5 steals, and 1.0 blocks for the Explorers in a 1-1 week.

On the Big 5 men's honor roll are:

* Penn junior guard Zack Rosen, who scored 16 points, had eight rebounds and six assists in the Quakers' win over Lafayette. He also scored 11 points in a loss at Pitt.

* La Salle sophomore center Aaris Murray was named to the Cancun Challenge All-Tournament team. He scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a win over Providence. Murray followed that up with a 9 point, 11-rebound performance against Missouri.

* Villanova sophomore forward Mouphtaou Yarou scored 13 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds in an 82-70 win over UCLA and then had 15 points and five rebounds in a 78-68 loss to No. 24 Tennessee last week.
 

On the Big 5 women's honor roll is Temple junior guard Kristin McCarthy, who scored a season-high 22 points in the Owls' 71-61 loss at UCLA.

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