Women's Basketball Co-Players of the Week: Feb. 27
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Texas Southern guard Joyce Kennerson and Grambling State guard Shakyla Hill have been recognized as the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s Women’s Basketball Co-Players of the Week after her standout performances during games played Feb. 24-26.
Women’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week – Shakyla Hill, Grambling State
G | 5-7 | Jr. | Little Rock, Ark.
Hill nearly averaged a triple double in Grambling State’s past two games, posting back-to-back double-doubles. She averaged 21.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 8.5 assists and 5.0 steals in wins versus Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Mississippi Valley and shot 51.6 percent (16-of-31) from the floor while playing all 40 minutes in the two contests.
Versus Arkansas-Pine Bluff (W 73-63), the junior guard went for 22 points, 11 assists, nine rebounds and seven steals. She followed that up with a 21-point, 10-rebound, six-assist, three-steal effort during the team’s 64-55 win over Mississippi Valley State, which clinched a top-4 SWAC tournament seed for the Lady Tigers.
Hill currently ranks in the league’s top five in scoring (15.2 PPG; 4th), rebounding (7.0 RPG; 3rd), field goal percentage (45.8 FG%; 5th), assists (5.8 APG; 1st), steals (4.9 SPG; 1st) and minutes played per game (35.9; 4th).
Women’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week – Joyce Kennerson, Texas Southern
G | 5-4 | Jr. | Port Arthur, Texas
The SWAC's leading scorer at 24.7 points per game -- good for second in the nation -- Kennerson averaged 29.5 points in leading the Lady Tigers to a weekend sweep of Alabama A&M and Alabama State. She shot 42 percent (15 of 36) from the field during TSU’s two games, and made 78 percent (25 of 32) of her free throw attempts. Kennerson also averaged 2.0 assists per contest.
Along the way, became the third player in TSU women’s basketball history to score 1,500 career points. The Port Arthur, Texas native scored 31 points against Alabama A&M, her sixth game this season in which she scored 30 or more points. In Monday’s win over Alabama State, Kennerson scored 28 points, which included a 14-of-17 showing at the free throw line (82.4 percent), helping her team wrap up a top-4 seed for the SWAC tournament.
Kennerson is among the top five in conference ranks for scoring (24.7 PPG; 1st), assists (3.6 APG; 5th), free-throw percentage (76.8%, 5th), 3-point percentage (35.4; 5th) and minutes player per game (37.5 MPG; 1st). Additionally, she ranks in the top 10 for steals (1.8 SPG; 10th) and field goal percentage (41.9 FG%; 9th).