Sam Houston’s Walker Tabbed Southland Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State senior guard Jaylonn Walker is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.Walker was amazing in the Bearkats’ lone game on the week, pouring in 41 points to break the SHSU single-game record that had stood for 30 years. The mark was the highest scoring total by any Southland player, and the ninth-most of any player in the NCAA, this season. Walker had 13 points in the first half, and the Kats trailed by as many as 22 points before the break. After the intermission, she tossed in 28 more points as her team drew to within three points before falling 94-91 on the road at Abilene Christian.Sam Houston closes out its regular season with its home finale on Wednesday, March 4, as host to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi before facing Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches on Saturday, March 7.Basketball Player of the Week – Jaylonn Walker, Sam Houston State – Sr. – Guard – Calvert, TexasWith 41 points to shatter the school’s single-game scoring record after three decades, Walker earned her first career Southland Player of the Week honor. She is also the third Bearkat to claim weekly honors this season, joining Jenniffer Oramas (Nov. 12) and Amber Leggett (Dec. 16). Walker scored her 41 points in 30 minutes of play, draining five three-pointers and hitting 8-of-10 at the free throw line. She poured in 28 points in the second half to help shrink a 22-point deficit in a road game at Abilene Christian.Honorable Mention: Breanna Wright, Abilene Christian; Imani Robinson, UIW; Chrystal Ezechukwu, Nicholls 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 25 percent of ballots.#SouthlandStronglast_img read more