Thursday, December 18, 2008

Weekly Basketball Roundup

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Players of the Week
LSC North Women's
Ashley Tucker, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Sr., G, Drumright, Okla./Drumright
Tucker averaged 17.0 ppg last week to lead Southeastern to a pair of wins, including a 69-65 upset of then-No. 3 West Texas A&M. Tucker turned in 11 points in the win over WT, including an impressive 3-for-5 effort from behind the arc. She matched her career-high in points with a 23 point outing against Eastern New Mexico in an 84-61 victory. Tucker also averaged 3.0 assists, 3.5 rebounds and a block per game for the weekend.

LSC South Women's
Emily Brister, West Texas A&M University, Sr., G, Amarillo, Texas/Amarillo
As the Lady Buffs' all-time leading scorer, Brister continues to lead the team in scoring. Last week, she registered 44 points, averaging 22.0 points per game. Against Southeastern, she tallied 27 points and tied her career-high of four blocks. She also recorded three assists and three steals. In the Lady Buffs win against East Central, Brister scored 17 points and grabbed four rebounds to go along with an assist and three steals. She currently leads the Lady Buffs in steals and assists. This season, Brister is averaging 24.2 points per game and has scored a total of 218 points in nine games. "

LSC North Men's
William Slones, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Jr., C, Orlando, Fla./Maynard Evans
Slones helped Southeastern snap a 26 game losing skid with a 44-42 win over Eastern New Mexico, followed by a 63-58 victory over West Texas A&M. Slones averaged 13.5 ppg in the contests, including posting a double-double of 17 points and 10 boards against the Greyhounds, his fifth of the year which leads the LSC. He also added 10 points and eight rebounds against WT. He maintained his role as the conference's best shot blocker, collecting eight over the two contests, four in each game.

LSC South Men's
Shavar Burch, Angelo State University, Jr., F, New York, N.Y./Heritage Christian Academy
Burch led the Rams in scoring and rebounding in both of ASU's games last week, falling one rebound short of a double-double in both contests. Against Southwestern Oklahoma, he tied for game-high honors with 24 points on a 7-for-9 shooting night, 10-of-11 from the free-throw line, and pulled down a game-high nine rebounds. Against Cameron, Burch led the Rams with 18 points, 6-of-8 from the field and 6-of-8 from the free-throw line, and grabbed a game-high 11 boards. For the week, Burch averaged 21 points, 10 rebounds, recorded two blocks and two steals, shot .765 from the field and converted 84.2 percent of his free-throws.

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