Players of the Week
LSC North Women's
Britney Jordan, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Sr., G, Peoria, Ill./Peoria Woodruff
Jordan helped A&M-Commerce extend its winning streak to three straight after road wins over Midwestern State and Tarleton State. She opened the week with 30 points against MSU, and followed with 34 against Tarleton, which tied a season-high. After falling behind 55-54 with 2:30 remaining against the TexAnns, Jordan scored 11 straight to give the Lions the lead and the win. She also recorded 11 steals, 14 rebounds and hit 81.5 percent from the free throw line throughout the week.
LSC South Women's
Regiane Araujo, Midwestern State University, Sr., Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Araujo notched double-doubles in each of Midwestern State's three contests last week as the Mustangs defeated Texas-Permian Basin and battled LSC North Division contenders Texas A&M-Commerce and Texas Woman's University down to the wire. The senior transfer averaged 19.3 points and 12.3 rebounds while shooting 67.6 percent (25-of-37) from the field. Araujo scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds against A&M-C on Wednesday before recording 16 points and 10 rebounds in a 73-67 win over UTPB. She capped off the week by getting the best of TWU's Renee Renz, who came into the contest averaging 21.5 point and 13.3 rebounds. Araujo notched a game high 22 points and 16 rebounds while holding last season's All-LSC South Division Newcomer of the Year to nine points and six rebounds.
LSC North Men's
William Slones, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Jr., C, Orlando, Fla./Maynard Evans
Slones helped Southeastern to a 1-1 record at the River City Classic in San Antonio, Texas, including an 81-80 overtime victory over Nebraska-Omaha. In that contest Slones poured in 29 points and completed his LSC best sixth double-double with 13 rebounds. For the week he averaged a double-double with 23.0 ppg and 11 rpg. He also maintained his league lead in blocked shots, racking up eight over the two games, including six against UNO.
LSC South Men's
Nolan Richardson, Midwestern State University, Sr., Guard, Tulsa, Okla./Central HS
Richardson became the first MSU player in nearly 55 years to score 30-or-more points in three-straight games to lead the Mustangs to wins over Texas A&M-Commerce, Northwest Missouri State and No. 16 Ouachita Baptist last week. He averaged 32.7 points while shooting 49 percent (25-of-51) from the field including a 9-for-22 effort (40.9 percent) from the 3-point arc. Richardson remained aggressive on the dribble penetration to convert 39 of his 42 free-throw attempts during his historic run. He joins former Midwestern standout Ray "Pops" Schumann as the only players in school history to record three consecutive 30-point performances. Schumann splashed in 31 against Wayland Baptist on Jan. 9, 1954 before scoring 39 in consecutive games at Trinity in San Antonio on Jan. 14 an 15, 1954. Richardson poured in a career-high 34 points in a 70-67 overtime win over A&M-C on Wednesday before notching 32 points in each of MSU's wins over NWMSU (84-78) and OBU (77-72) at the River City Classic.