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Sam Houston State’s Lydia Baxter Tabbed Southland Player of the Week

Sam Houston State’s Lydia Baxter Tabbed Southland Player of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State’s Lydia Baxter is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. All Southland weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.The senior guard claimed the honor becoming the first Bearkat to win a weekly award since the 2014-15 season. Baxter shot 66.7 percent from the floor while sinking a three-pointer in Sam Houston State’s lone game of the week.Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Lydia Baxter, Sam Houston State – Sr. – Forward – Austin, TexasBaxter turned in her second consecutive double-double on Saturday, going for 14 points and 12 rebounds off the bench in a 68-62 road win at Louisiana. The victory gave the Kats their third straight win and fifth overall, already surpassing their win total for each of the past two seasons. It was also SHSU’s second consecutive win on the road, marking the first time since the 2009-10 season that Sam Houston has won back-to-back true road games in non-conference play. Baxter hit six of her nine shots from the field, while four of her 12 boards came on the offensive end. She currently ranks ninth in the league averaging 6.6 rebounds per game after Saturday. Her performance against Louisiana marked the third contest this season where she has reached double figures in rebounds.Honorable Mention: Imani Johnson, Stephen F. Austin; Chastadie Barrs, Lamar; Libba Gilliam, Northwestern State.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more