Edwards, Ayers earn SLC honors

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Oct. 24, 2013

BEAUMONT, Texas – Lamar junior forward Dominique Edwards and senior guard Gia Ayers were second-team on the Southland Conference Preseason All-Conference team the SLC announced today.

Edwards, a transfer from Lon Morris College, averaged 9.8 points per game last season in her first campaign as a Cardinal. She tied for the team lead in rebounding at 7.0 per game.

Ayers averaged 8.0 points per game and led Lamar with 126 assists, as the Cardinals went 22-11 and advanced to the second round of the Women’s Basketball Invitational. Lamar was one of three teams to have two players on the preseason all-conference team. Stephen F. Austin and Nicholls also had two players honored.

“”I think it’s great that we have two players recognized by the conference,” first-year Lamar coach Robin Harmony said. “They’re good players and tremendous people.”

Harmony is counting on big things from Edwards and Ayers this season.

“We look for them to be leaders,” Harmony said. “We especially look to Gia to do more this season as the point guard.”

Lamar opens the season Nov. 8 at Oklahoma State. The home opener is 7 p.m. Nov. 11 against Our Lady of the Lake.

For ticket information, call (409) 880-1715, or visit www.LamarCardinals.com. Tickets are available at the Montagne Center from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays.

Preseason All-Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Teams

 


 

 

First Team

School

Pos.

Ht.

Cl.

Hometown/Previous School

Porsha Roberts*

Stephen F. Austin

C

6-2

Jr.

Waco, Texas/La Vega

KK Babin*

Nicholls

G

5-4

Sr.

Gonzales, La./St. Michael

Courtney Duever*

Central Arkansas

C

6-1

Sr.

Austin, Texas/Westlake

Aja Gibson*

Southeastern La.

F

6-1

Sr.

Somerville, Tenn./Fayette Ware

Janelle Perez*

Northwestern State

G

5-2

So.

El Paso, Texas/Horizon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Team

 

 

 

 

 

Cecilia Okoye

McNeese State

F

6-1

Sr.

Mansfield, Texas/Tyler JC

Sarah Shelton

Oral Roberts

C

6-3

Sr.

Fort Worth, Texas/SMU

Dominique Edwards

Lamar

F

5-9

Jr.

Grand Prairie, Texas./Lon Morris JC

LiAnn McCarthy^

Nicholls

F

5-11

Sr.

New Orleans, La./Ursuline

Antoinette Carter^

Stephen F. Austin

F

6-0

Sr.

Brentwood, Tenn./Murray State

Gia Ayers^

Lamar

G

5-7

Sr.

Bryan, Texas/Bryan

 

*2012-13 All-Southland Conference Selection

^Ties were not broken

 

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