WACO, Texas – Kourtney Pennywell of LSU Shreveport (La.) earned recognition as the Red River Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the dates of Dec. 8-14. This is the sixth weekly award of the 2014-15 RRAC women's basketball season.
Pennywell posted averages of 27.5 points and 14.5 rebounds per game during a 1-1 week for the Lady Pilots. The sophomore forward dropped in 24 points and hauled in 18 boards while connecting on 8-of-11 shots from the field to spur a 75-48 victory over Jarvis Christian College (Texas) on Thursday. Two nights later, Pennywell accounted for half of her team's points with 30 and 11 rebounds as LSUS lost to sixth-ranked Wiley College (Texas), 78-60. For the week, the Shreveport, La., native made 21-of-39 field goal attempts and blocked seven shots. Pennywell leads the RRAC in rebounding with 10.8 per game, and she is second in scoring with 19.5 points per game. LSUS is now 2-2 in conference play and 4-4 overall.
WACO, Texas – Deric Dudley of the University of St. Thomas (Texas) garnered Red River Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week recognition for his play over the dates of Dec. 8-14. This is the sixth award of the 2014-15 men's basketball season.
Dudley averaged 23.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game as the Celts won a pair of conference contests last week. The 6-3 senior guard posted a double-double with 19 points and 10 boards to knock off Langston University (Okla.), 66-58. He followed with 28 points, nine rebounds and eight assists while connecting on six three-pointers to conquer Bacone College (Okla.), 79-47. For the week, Dudley made 9-of-15 shots from the field and 10-of-19 from behind the three-point arc. The Fort Bend native is currently third in the RRAC with 16.1 points per game. UST evened its record at 2-2 in conference play and 5-5 on the season.
WACO, Texas – Courtney Bayliss of Our Lady of the Lake University (Texas) was selected as the Red River Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for her play over the dates of Dec. 1-7. This is the fourth weekly award of the 2014-15 RRAC women's basketball season.
Bayliss led the 11th-ranked Saints to two conference victories over the weekend. A senior forward from Perth, Australia, Bayliss recorded a double-double with 26 points and 11 rebounds en route to a 98-87 defeat of LSU Alexandria (La.). On the following night, she added 18 points, eight boards and four three-pointers to sink LSU Shreveport (La.), 109-58. For the week, Bayliss connected on 16-of-30 shots from the field and 6-of-16 three-point attempts. OLLU started RRAC play at 2-0 with a mark of 5-2 on the season.