Jan. 8, 2007
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame junior guard Charel Allen (Monessen, Pa./Monessen) has earned a place on the BIG EAST Conference Weekly Honor Roll, the league office announced Monday. It’s the second time this season that Allen has been chosen for the distinction, following up her Dec. 4 selection. Allen’s honor also is the fourth this year for a Notre Dame women’s basketball player, with senior guard Breona Gray (Dec. 11) and junior center Melissa D’Amico (Dec. 18) also receiving recognition on the BIG EAST Honor Roll.
In Notre Dame’s only game last week, Allen registered her first career double-double with 16 points and a career-high 10 rebounds as the Irish earned a 64-61 victory at Seton Hall. Allen put Notre Dame ahead for good on a foul-line jumper with 3:09 to play, then added a key insurance bucket at the 1:55 mark. In addition, the 5-11 wing collected three crucial defensive rebounds while leading an Irish defense that held Seton Hall scoreless on four of its final six possessions.
For the season, Allen leads the team and ranks 16th in the BIG EAST in scoring (14.4 ppg.), while also collecting a team-high 6.0 rebounds per game. Besides her scoring totals, Allen is among the conference leaders in steals (tie-fifth, 2.43 spg.) and free throw percentage (sixth, .833). She has scored in double figures 12 times in 14 games this season and has been a strong presence on the glass of late, averaging 7.0 rebounds in the past six Irish outings.
Following its third week-long break in the past month, Notre Dame (10-4, 1-0 BIG EAST) will play three of its next four games at home, starting Wednesday at 7 p.m. (ET) when it welcomes Cincinnati to the Joyce Center. Tickets for that game, and all remaining Irish women’s basketball games, may be purchased in advance by contacting the Notre Dame Athletics Ticket Office (574-631-7356) or by clicking here.
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