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Frazee Named Big South Player of the Week

December 10, 2007
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Moriah Frazee garnered her first Big South Women's Basketball Player of the Week award after shooting 82.4 percent in the Lady Flames' pair of wins last week.

Moriah Frazee garnered her first Big South Women's Basketball Player of the Week award after shooting 82.4 percent in the Lady Flames' pair of wins last week.

Fittingly, a week of "firsts" for the Liberty women's basketball team resulted in the first Big South Conference Choice Hotels Women's Basketball Player of the Week award of junior Moriah Frazee's career. The forward, who helped the Lady Flames defeat James Madison for the first time in program history and deal the Dukes their first loss of the season, was honored by the conference today.

Liberty defeated James Madison and Binghamton at the Vines Center last week to extend its winning streak to six and boost its overall record to 8-1. Frazee (Xenia, Ohio) averaged a team-high 17.0 points per game, while shooting 82.4 percent (14-of-17) from the field. She also tallied 6.0 rebounds per contest.

Frazee helped Liberty take a two-point halftime lead against James Madison on Dec. 4 by notching 15 first-half points. The Lady Flames never relinquished the advantage during the final 20 minutes against the Dukes and claimed a 79-66 victory, aided by Frazee's 17 points and six boards.

The Ohio native also got off to a quick start on Dec. 8, pacing all players in points (10) and rebounds (6) during the opening half and enabling Liberty to claim a 40-13 advantage at the break. She finished with a game-high 17 points and six boards for the contest, in just 23 minutes of work.

For the season, Frazee ranks in the top five of three Big South statistical categories. She has made 23 of her last 26 field goals, spanning the last four games, bumping her field goal percentage to a league-high .600. Frazee also sits fourth in scoring (13.3 ppg) and fifth in free throw percentage (.744).

Frazee and the Lady Flames will seek to wrap up a 4-0 homestand Saturday at 2 p.m., when Glenville State (3-3, 1-1 WVIAC) visits the Vines Center. Liberty will look for its seventh-consecutive win in its first-ever meeting with the Pioneers, ranked No. 13 in NCAA Division II.