Lamar’s Barrs Claims Second-Straight Weekly Honor, Sixth Award of the Season

first_imgSouthland 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. While the senior has had a stellar two weeks, this week could be monumental: Thanks to 17 steals over her last two contests, she sits just eight away from setting the NCAA career steals record (624).Barrs and the Cardinals are at Houston Baptist for a 7 p.m. CT tilt Wednesday before returning home Saturday for a 2 p.m. matinee against Stephen F. Austin. Lamar is riding a four-game winning streak and is a perfect 12-0 in Beaumont this season.Honorable Mention: Cassidy Barrios, Nicholls; Dominique Golighty, Abilene Christian; Victoria Miller, Northwestern State FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Chastadie Barrs is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the sixth time this season and second-straight week, the league announced Monday. All Southland weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.Barrs averaged a double-double last week — 16 points and 12 rebounds per game — in two convincing wins over Incarnate Word and Texas A&M Corpus Christi. The victories keep the Cardinals atop the league standings with a 14-1 mark in league play and 21-5 record overall.Basketball Player of the Week – Chastadie Barrs, Lamar – Sr. – Guard – DeSoto, TexasBarrs played 38 minutes in Wednesday’s 79-53 home win over UIW, dropping 16 points to go along with seven rebounds and seven assists. The senior followed it up with another 16-point effort Saturday in 40 minutes on the floor, grabbing a career-high 17 rebounds in a 72-47 road win at Corpus Christi.Prior to last Wednesday’s game, Barrs was named to the Naismith Defender of the Year Watch List.last_img

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