Chrystal Ezechukwu named Southland Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

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Nicholls forward posts 35 points for second-straight career high scoring performance

FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ Chrystal Ezechukwu is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.

Ezechukwu led the Colonels (6-14, 3-8) to a 79-63 win over McNeese with 35 points last Thursday night, her second consecutive career-high scoring performance. The senior was three rebounds shy of a double-double against the Cowgirls but also recorded three assists, one block and one steal in the win. In addition to an 87.5-percent clip from the free throw line, Ezechukwu also registered a 63.6-percent outing from the field against the Cowgirls.

Basketball Player of the Week – Chrystal Ezechukwu, Nicholls – Sr. – Forward – Decatur, Ga.
Ezechukwu set a career-high scoring mark for the second-consecutive game, pouring in 35 points to go along with seven rebounds, three assists and no turnovers in a 79-63 victory at home over rival McNeese. Following her 25-point game last weekend, Ezechukwu had another dominating performance Thursday night, going 14-of-22 from the field and 7-for-8 at the free-throw line. Her 35 points are the most by any Southland player in a single game this season and are just four shy of the Colonels’ program record.

Honorable Mention: Damilola Balogun, McNeese; Caitlyn Williams, Southeastern Louisiana; Alexes Bryant, 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.

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