The Gulf South Conference announced its Women’s Basketball Player of the Week Awards Presented by TicketSmarter for the 2021-22 season. This week’s awards were for games played between Jan. 3-9.
Player of the Week: Emily Jones, G – Christian Brothers
Jones knocked down nine of her 18 field goals for a 24-point outing as the Lady Bucs took an 84-79 victory over Auburn Montgomery on Thursday, Jan. 6. The sophomore shot 4-of-7 from beind the arc while adding five boards, three assists, two steals and a block against the Warhawks. In an 83-81 loss to Montevallo on Satuday, Jan. 8, Jones shot 50 percent from the floor (8-of-16) as well as a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line on her way to scoring a game-high 26 points. She fill the stat sheet with six rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocked shots in 37 minutes of action.
Freshman of the Week: Ally Alford, G – Mississippi College
Alford posted a team-high 23 points on 8-for-15 from the floor including 5-of-9 from deep as Mississippi College topped West Georgia, 73-51. The freshman guard also grabbed seven rebounds, which matched her season-high. The Jan. 8 victory was Alford’s fifth time this season leading the team in scoring, the most by any Choctaw, and her fourth game with 20 or more points. The freshman guard ranks third in the GSC in three’s per game (2.5) and fourth in three-point percentage (40.6). The 22-point win marked the largest margin of victory in the series with the UWG.