SEC Women's Basketball Weekly Awards: Week 7

SEC Women’s Basketball Weekly Awards: Week 7

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Player of the Week

Lauren Park-Lane  Mississippi State
G • Gr. Wilmington, Del.

Graduate student guard Lauren Park-Lane set an individual Mississippi State single-game record (women’s or men’s) for most threes made with a 10-17 performance from behind the arc at Colorado State on Dec. 21. With the effort, she also became only the third players player in SEC women’s basketball history to make 10 threes in a single game. She finished with 33 points, 21 of which came in the second half, in addition to a team-high six assists and four rebounds in 35 minutes. It marked her 13th career 30-point game and her seventh contest with 30-plus points and five-plus assists. Park-Lane turned in 12 points, two rebounds and three assists in the fourth quarter to help Mississippi State erased its largest deficit of the season and outscore Colorado State 26-11 in the fourth quarter to escape with the 82-75 road win in a game in which Mississippi State also became the first SEC women’s basketball team that Colorado State has hosted at Moby Arena.

Freshman of the Week

Taliah Scott  LSU
G • Fr. Orange Park, Fla.

Taliah Scott led the Hogs to a 2-0 week at the West Palm Beach Classic, pacing Arkansas in scoring in both contests. She started the week with tying a game-high 17 points off 7-of-15 shooting from the field against preseason ranked Illinois in the buzzer-beater win. She played nearly 38 minutes and drew five fouls. She followed up that performance with a game-high 26 points vs. UIC, while going on a tear from beyond the arc with a career-high six 3-pointers. Scott also matched a career-high six rebounds, added two assists and did not commit any turnovers, while playing all 40 minutes, her third 40-minute game of the year, against the Flames. She was +8 in +/-, which led all players on the stat sheet. The freshman also was huge defensively, taking a pair of charges during the week and coming up with big stops in critical moments of both games. Scott continues to lead the SEC in scoring, as she has since the start of the season, and is the only player in the league to average 20.0+ points per game. Nationally, Scott is second in total points (321) and free throw attempts (86), third in free throw makes (70) and sixth in points per game (22.9). Scott is the fastest freshman at Arkansas in school history to get to 321 points in their first 14 collegiate games.

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