News Release

Erin Harvey, Asst. Dir/Compliance/SWA
320 DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720

Retas Named to CACC Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week; Payton Named to Men's Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Monday, November 28, 2011 - New Castle, DE

Wilmington University is pleased to announce that basketball standouts Samantha Retas (Bishop Kearny HS/Brooklyn, NY) and Corye Payton (Burlington Twp.  HS/Burlington, NJ) have been honored by the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) for their performances this past week.

Retas, a freshman guard/forward, was tabbed the Women’s Rookie of the Week, after averaging 14.0 points and 14.5 rebounds per game in a 1-1 week for the Lady Wildcats.  In a victory over Chamindae at the Oahu Classic, she netted 14 points and pulled down 18 boards, while recording four steals and two blocks. 

Payton, a senior guard, was named to the Men’s Weekly Honor Roll, after averaging 17.5 points per game in a 2-0 week for the ‘Cats.  He netted 19 points while shooting 7-of-10 from the floor in a victory over Millersville, and followed that up with a 16-point performance in a win over NYIT.  Payton shot 65 percent from the field on the week, and only committed two turnovers.