SLC MBB: SHSU’s Lampley claims POTW honors

Story courtesy: Southland Conference Media Relations

Sam Houston’s Demarkus Lampley is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Weekly awards are presented by Hercules Tires.

Lampley helped the Bearkats to a perfect 2-0 week, averaging 22 points and five rebounds per game on 54.8 percent shooting (17-of-31). The senior guard shot 40 percent from long range (8-of-20) and tallied a pair of steals in each of Sam Houston’s victories.

The Bearkats (9-5, 3-0 SLC) are off to a 3-0 start in league play for the third-consecutive season and the fifth time in the last seven years. Boasting a 5-0 mark at home, SHSU hosts Lamar at 6:30 p.m. CT Wednesday and Houston Baptist at 5 p.m. Saturday. Both contests can be seen on ESPN+.

Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Demarkus Lampley, Sam Houston – Senior – Guard – Phenix City, Ala.

The Wallace State-Hanceville transfer scored a game-high 21 points in a 70-52 road win over Southeastern Louisiana, firing 8-of-14 from the field and nailing half of his 10 three-point attempts. With just eight points at the 16:00 mark in the second half, Lampley shot 5-of-6 with 13 points down the stretch. He also grabbed seven rebounds against the Lions.

Lampley extended his 20-point scoring streak to three games with a game-high 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting on Saturday as the Bearkats wrapped up a 3-0 road trip with a 91-80 victory over Central Arkansas.

During the team’s 3-0 road stretch, he averaged 23.7 points and six rebounds per game while shooting 57.4 percent from the field (27-of-47) and 50 percent from three (15-of-30).

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