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CSUEB women's basketball player Danielle Peacon named conference 'Player of Week'


Danielle Peacon (54) posted double figures in scoring and rebounds in both game victories this past weekend. (Photo: Kelley Cox)

  • December 8, 2013

Cal State East Bay's Danielle Peacon has been named the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 30-Jan. 5.

Peacon played an integral role as Cal State East Bay took down Cal Poly Pomona 83-58 on Friday, and Humboldt State 61-44 on Saturday. She recorded her first pair of double-doubles in a Pioneer uniform averaging 16.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, four assists, and two blocked shots per game.

Against the Broncos the junior center scored 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting from the floor, to go along with 12 boards. On the defensive end she contributed three blocked shots and two steals. Peacon currently ranks second in the CCAA in blocked shots (11) and total rebounds (52) through six league contests this season.

She finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds, and a career-high five assists as the Pioneers handled the Jacks to close out the weekend. Peacon has scored in double figures 10-of-13 games this season and has recorded at least one blocked shot in each of the team's six CCAA games thus far.

Peacon is the second Pioneer player to earn the CCAA Player of the Week honor this season. Teammate Sarah Finlay received the award for the week of Nov. 11-17 after being named to the CCAA/PacWest Challenge All-Tournament Team.

Cal State East Bay (8-5, 5-1 CCAA) is off to the team's best 13-game start during the Suzy Barcomb era. The Pioneers will hit the road this weekend for a pair of CCAA contests against UC San Diego (Jan. 10) and Cal State San Bernardino (Jan. 11).

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