BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Texas Southern University guard Marquia Turner has been named the Southwestern Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. The league made the announcement Tuesday morning.
Turner, a 5-8 graduate transfer senior from Canton, Ohio, scored 26 points in leading the Lady Tigers to a 69-55 victory over Texas-Rio Grande Valley in the team’s lone contest of the week. The 26 points represented a career-best for Turner, and her five made three-pointers tied a season-best.
One of the league’s top snipers so far this season, Turner has knocked down 49 percent of her three-point attempts on the season, a mark that’s tops in the SWAC. She also leads the league in made three-pointers (25) and is averaging 14.4 points per game, a figure that ranks her second in the conference.
This is the second week in a row that a TSU player had earned SWAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors.
Other Notable Performances: - UAPB guard center Noe’ll Taylor helped the Lady Lions to two consecutive victories. In the last two games she averaged 12 points and three steals. She scored 14 points in the Paul Quinn match up and 10 last night against Tougaloo College. .
- Southern guard Skylar O’Bear averaged 14.5 points and 3.0 assists per game in the Jaguars’ two outings this past week. O’Bear scored 16 versus Arizona State and added 13 points and five assists in Southern’s 77-53 win over Louisiana College.
- Alabama State freshman forward Shyma Ward averaged 10 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks this past week for the Lady Hornets. Ward posted 10 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks against Georgia Tech, and followed that with another 10-point effort versus South Alabama.