Kristi Little Had Great Week

Since Danielle Burgin of Charlotte averaged a double-double and the Billiken's Theresa Lisch averaged 28.0 points, Duquesne senior Kristi Little didn't get the nod from the Atlantic 10 Conference as a player of the week following two outstanding performances on Wednesday against Xavier and Sunday against Temple.

A-10 Honors

Looks like it was bad timing for Little who led the Dukes to an 11-point, 68-57 win over Temple, last season's conference tournament runnerup, and in the process joined 18 other women's basketball players in the Dukes' 1,000 point club.

Yesterday, Little made all 12 of her attempts from the charity stripe while scoring a career-high 30 points and had four assists and eight steals in 39 minutes of action. Earlier, Little scored almost half of Duquesne's points in the Red and Blue's 82-45 loss at number 24 Xavier.

For the week, the Altoona, Pa. native averaged 25.5 points, 4.5 steals and 3.5 assists while shooting 42.4 percent from the floor (14/33), 38.5% beyond the arc, and 81.8% from the free throw line.

The 30 points give Little 1,027 for her career. She moved past Carol Burchlaw ('85 - 1,020) into 18th place on Duquesne's all-time scoring lint and needs two points at Dayton this Wednesday to tie LynnDee Howell ('00) at no. 17.

This season Little is averaging team-bests of 14.7 points, 4.2 assists and 2.5 steals. The 5-foot-4 lead guard is fifth on Coach Suzie McConnell-Serio's well-balanced, 11-6 team with 3.6 rebounds per game and has a 1.16 assist / turnover ratio.

Little is making her mark throughout DU's record book. After three seasons, Little was in eighth place on the school's all-time assist list with 306, in seventh with a 4.2 assists per game average and tied for seventh with Burchlaw with 190 steals.

With 77 successful free throws this season, she is now in sixth place on DU's all-time list with 309 and needs 30 more to tie fellow Altoonan Candace Futrell in fifth place. Her 414 attempts are 20 short of seventh place Futrell's 434.

Through Sunday's game, she has 233 steals over her career. (No change is apg.)

A-10 Weekly Honors


Danielle Burgin - Charlotte
Senior, Center, Asheville , N.C./Asheville HS

Burgin averaged a double-double of 19.0 points and 14.5 rebounds per game in a 2-0 week for Charlotte ... added 5.0 blocks per game ... recorded a near triple-double of 21 points, 17 rebounds and eight blocks in a win over Massachusetts (1/14) ... added three assists with no turnovers ... finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds in a win versus Rhode Island (1/17) ... added three assists and two blocks.

Theresa Lisch - Saint Louis
Junior, Guard, Belleville, Ill./Althoff HS

Lisch averaged 28.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals in a 2-0 week for SLU ... game-high scorer in both games … her 37 points in a win at La Salle (1/17) set a school record and a Tom Gola Arena women's record, and is the best scoring performance in the A-10 (women or men) this season … her 12 field goals and six 3-point field goals at La Salle were also her personal career highs … scored 25 of her 37 points in the second half/overtime, including the game-winning basket and two clinching free throws in the closing seconds of OT … scored 12 of her 19 points in the second half versus Fordham.


Justine Raterman - Dayton
Freshman, Center, Versailles, Ohio/Versailles HS

Raterman scored a team-high 13 points, hauled in six rebounds and added three steals in a two-point loss versus No. 24 Xavier ... lone game of the week for Dayton ... shot 50% from the field and hit two three-pointers in three attempts ... sixth Rookie of the Week honor.