Jan. 13, 2014
Lamar senior guard Gia Ayers was named the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week the conference announced today.
Ayers averaged 17.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game as the Lady Cardinals claimed victories over Nicholls and archrival McNeese State to improve to 8-7 overall and 3-1 in the Southland Conference.
“I’m happy that Gia received the honor, it’s well-deserved,” Lamar coach Robin Harmony said.
For the season, Avers is second on the team in scoring at 13.2 points per game and in rebounding at 6.2 boards per game. She leads the conference in assists, averaging 4.80 per contest.
Lamar opens a four-game conference road swing with games at New Orleans on Thursday and Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday. Lamar is at Abilene Christian on Jan. 23 and at Incarnate Word on Jan.25 before returning home to host Houston Baptist at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 30.