UMBC F Cook honored by America East

November 12, 2012 | WNST Staff

UMBC’s Cook, Stony Brook’s Warney Net First America East Men’s Basketball  Weekly Honors of 2012-13 Season

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The 2012-13 America East men’s basketball season got underway over the weekend and standout performances have earned UMBC’s Ryan Cook and Stony Brook’s Jameel Warney the conference’s first weekly honors of the season.

Cook picked up Player of the Week honors after registering his second career double-double in the Retrievers’ lone game of the week, while Warney had two impressive games to earn Rookie of the Week accolades. The first awards of the 2012-13 season were announced Monday afternoon.

Cook (Laurel, Md.) tied his career high with 28 points and added 11 rebounds in UMBC’s 80-75 loss at Penn Friday. The senior guard shot 10-of-19 from the floor and helped UMBC build a 21-point first-half lead on the Quakers. Cook’s double-double, the second of his career, is his second consecutive double-double as he finished the 2011-12 season with 15 points and 10 rebounds vs. Binghamton in the America East tournament last year.

Warney (Plainfield, N.J.) had a solid debut over the weekend as he averaged 12.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in two Stony Brook wins. The freshman forward had eight points and five boards in a road win at Marist Friday and then turned in a 16-point, nine-rebound performance vs. Mount Ida on Sunday. Warney shot a perfect 8-for-8 from the floor against the Mustangs and shot 78 percent (11-for-14) for the week.

America East Notes… in 140 Characters or Less – #AEHOOPS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    America East teams went 5-7 on opening weekend with Albany, UNH, Stony Brook and Vermont picking up wins … On Friday, Albany beat the Atlantic 10’s Duquesne while SBU and UVM each posted wins over MAAC programs … Albany’s Mike Black averaged 17.5 points per game last week and surpassed the 300-assist for his career Friday … Stony Brook is off to its first 2-0 start since the 2009 campaign … The Seawolves haven’t lost at Pritchard Gym since Feb. 19, 2011, a span of 15 games … For the second time in three years, Stony Brook will play in ESPN’s Season Tip-Off Marathon Tuesday, at Rider at 6 a.m. on ESPN … Vermont plays at UConn on Tuesday in a game that will be televised on SNY and ESPN3 … Only UConn has more wins among the 20 Division I programs in New England  than UVM’s 215 since the start of the 2001-02 season … Vermont’s Brian Voelkel was named a Lou Henson preseason All-American prior to the season… UMBC hosts Eastern in its home opener Monday and Boston U. heads to Canisius.

2012-13 America East Women’s Basketball Weekly Award Winners
Nov. 12
– Player of the Week: Ryan Cook (UMBC); Rookie of the Week: Jameel Warney (Stony Brook)