Garth’s Long-Range Shooting Garners Third Player of the Week Award

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Lamar guard Nick Garth is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.The senior shot 57.9 percent from three and averaged 24 points and 6.5 assists per game in a pair of home wins by the Cardinals, who extended their win streak to seven games, the longest since the 2007-08 season.Lamar (18-12, 11-6 SLC) became the fifth school to punch its ticket to the 2019 Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament. Garth and the Cardinals wrap up the regular-season at home against rival McNeese at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Nick Garth, Lamar – Senior – Guard – HoustonGarth poured in a game-high 28 points in a 110-75 victory over Houston Baptist, drainng seven of his 10 shots from beyond the arc as Lamar posted the third-most threes in single-game program history (17). The Houston native shot 10-of-19 overall from the field and dished out seven assists.Garth followed it up with another 20-point outing, his sixth in the Cardinals’ last seven games, in an 81-79 triumph over Stephen F. Austin. The last of his 20 points came on a pair of free-throws that sparked a 6-0 run to close the game and Garth snagged four rebounds and added six assists.Honorable Mention: Shannon Bogues, Stephen F. Austin; Ty Dalton, Houston Baptist; Jaylen Franklin, Abilene Christian; Jeremiah Jefferson, Nicholls; Jashawn Talton, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img

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