Irvington HS grad Briana Lee named CACC Rookie of the Week for second straight week for Felician Univ. women’s basketball

Briana Lee (2). Photos Courtesy of Steven R. Smith.
Briana Lee

Felician University freshman Briana Lee, a 2019 Irvington High School graduate, has been selected as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week for the period, ending Nov. 24, the CACC announced. Lee earns the honor for the second consecutive week.

Lee, a 5-foot-9 guard/forward, earned her latest award on the strength of her performance in Felician’s road loss to Pace University on Nov. 21. In 36 minutes, she collected 18 points, 21 rebounds, four assists and three steals. Her rebound total was one short of the school record.

Lee became just the fourth Golden Falcon female, and first in 11 years, to grab 20 or more rebounds in a game. The contest was the Golden Falcons’ only action of last week.

Lee averaged 15.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.3 steals during Felician’s season-opening stretch of three games in four days the prior week. She debuted with 15 points, 11 rebounds and four steals during a 76-71 home win over Mercy College on Nov. 14. Lee was then the Golden Falcons’ only double-figure scorer in each of a pair of neutral-site losses over the weekend.

Lee began her scholastic career at METS Charter School in Jersey City, scoring more than 1,000 points over three seasons. She went on to become all-conference performer for Irvington High in 2018-19.

Felician (1-3, 0-0 CACC) is guided by 12th-year head coach Steve Fagan of Howell. Lee and the Golden Falcons are next in action on Wednesday, Nov. 27, when they travel to Bridgeport, Conn., for a 1 p.m. tip against the University of Bridgeport.

Also on Monday, Nov. 18, Felician men’s basketball senior guard Zamir Wright (Newark, N.J./University) was chosen for that sport’s CACC Weekly Honor Roll.