Courtesy: Southland Conference Media Relations
Nicholls’ Ty Gordon is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week and Sam Houston’s Amber Leggett is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland weekly honors are presented by Hercules Tires.
Gordon averaged 16 points per game on 53.1 percent shooting to help the Colonels extend their win streak to seven games with a pair of league victories over Houston Baptist (92-83) and New Orleans (86-62) and a 100-65 win over Carver College to wrap up the week. He drilled half his three-point attempts (11-of-22) and tallied 5.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.
Nicholls (9-5, 6-1 SLC) is set to close out the first half of its Southland Conference slate when the team hosts McNeese at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Leggett pushed the Bearkats (7-4, 3-2 SLC) to an impressive 88-72 win over Abilene Christian Jan. 20, handing the Wildcats their first conference loss of the season. The junior joined the coveted 1,000 career-points club in the win, becoming the 18th player in Sam Houston program history to do so. Leggett is averaging 19.9 points per game and has recorded three of the top four single-game scoring marks among Southland players this season. She is also the league’s only player with multiple 30-point outings this season.
The junior forward has now earned three weekly honors this season and is the second student-athlete to repeat the award for the 2020-21 season. Sam Houston is back in action Saturday, Jan. 30, in the Battle of the Piney Woods, taking on first-place Stephen F. Austin. Tipoff is slated for 2 p.m. in Nacogdoches, Texas, and will be televised on ESPN+.