Players of the Week
LSC North Women's
Lizzie Brenner, University of Central Oklahoma, Sr., Forward, Woodward, Okla./Woodward
Brenner became UCO's all-time leading scorer last week during a dominating three-game stretch that saw her average 24.0 points, 10.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 3.7 steals and 1.7 blocked shots a game while shooting 65.8 percent (25-of-38) from the field. The senior star nearly had a triple-double in a 106-57 rout of Midwestern State with 22 points, 18 rebounds and eight assists in 25 minutes of playing time, followed that with a 21-point, seven-rebound outing in an 86-79 loss at No. 3 West Texas A&M and ended the week by hitting 10-of-13 shots in scoring 29 points and adding four steals in a 90-72 rout of Eastern New Mexico. Brenner, who already owns school career records for steals, blocks, and free throws made and attempted, became UCO's all-time points leader in the ENMU contest and now has 1,409.
LSC South Women's
Emily Brister, West Texas A&M University, Sr., Guard, Amarillo, Texas/Amarillo
Brister led the Lady Buffs to a 2-0 outing last week against Central Oklahoma and Northeastern State to remain undefeated with an overall record of 7-0. Brister led the team in scoring in both games, registering a season-high 34 points against UCO and 26 points against Northeastern. She also contributed a combined 12 rebounds, seven assists, and eight steals. For the week, she was 21-40 (52.5%) from field goal range, 7-13 (53.8%) from behind the arc, and 11-15 (73.3%) from the free throw line.
LSC North Men's
Kendall Smith, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Sr., G, Cherokee, Okla.
Smith scored a season-high 29 points in Southwestern Oklahoma State's 74-67 victory over Texas A&M-Kingsville. He made 73% of his shots from the field on eight-of-11 attempts and was five-of-seven from behind the arc. It was the Bulldogs first win at Kingsville since joining the LSC in 1997.
LSC South Men's
Ryan Bennett, Angelo State University, Sr., Guard, Fort Worth, Texas/Eastern Hills
Bennett led the Rams in scoring for the week and pulled off the first triple-double at ASU in three seasons against East Central last Saturday. He poured in 14 points, pulled down 11 boards and dished out 10 assists in the Rams' 93-83 win over ECU to keep ASU perfect on the season. In the first game of the week at St. Mary's, Bennett led the Rams with 16 points, including a perfect 7-of-7 from the free-throw line, in ASU's 65-60 win over the Rattlers. Against Southeastern Oklahoma last Thursday, Bennett registered 13 points and tied for game-high honors with three assists as the Rams defeated the Savage Storm, 73-60. For the week, Bennett averaged 14.3 points in three games, 4.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists.