Barrios Earns Second Women’s Basketball Player of the Week Award

first_imgHonorable Mention: Kierra Jordan, Central Arkansas; Breanna Wright, Abilene Christian; Taylin Underwood, Southeastern Louisiana; Kayla Mundy, New Orleans. 2017 Southland Women’s Basketball Week 10 Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls junior guard Cassidy Barrios earned her second Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honor of the season, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by The Colonels (7-8, 2-2 SLC) travel to take on McNeese (6-9, 2-2 SLC) at 6:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday before hosting defending league champion Central Arkansas (11-4, 4-0 SLC) on Saturday at 1 p.m. Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Cassidy Barrios, Nicholls – Jr. – Guard – Raceland, La.Barrios averaged 18.0 points, 15.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists for the Colonels last week, highlighted by a 24-point, 20-rebound effort in a 77-64 win at Houston Baptist. Barrios was instrumental in the Colonels’ rally against the Huskies, leading Nicholls to a 45-22 advantage in the second half to overcome an 11-point deficit. In Wednesday’s matchup with Stephen F. Austin, she nearly recorded a triple-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists with no turnovers. The 20-rebound outing against HBU is the Southland’s single-game high this season and led to her fourth double-double in as many league games (eighth overall). For the week, she shot 12 of 13 from the line and added four steals and two blocks.center_img This marks Barrios’ second weekly award in 2017-18, having garnered the distinction previously on Nov. 13. Nicholls now has three weekly honors as a team, including Tykeria Williamson on Dec. 4. 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 at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more