Nicholls’ Chelsea Cain tabbed Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

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Chelsea Cain

FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ Chelsea Cain is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland weekly honors are presented by GEICO.

Cain opened conference play on Saturday with 29 points and nine rebounds in the Colonels’ 69-68 victory over New Orleans, knocking down a perfect 7-of-7 free throw attempts along the way. The junior forward matched her career-high of 29 points and had the game-winning putback with six seconds remaining. She finished with 52.3 percent from the field (11-for-21), nine rebounds, three steals and a pair of assists. The Prairieville, La., native sits second in the league with 16.1 points per game.

This award marks second of Cain’s career and first of the season. Nicholls is back in action Thursday, Jan. 20, for a conference showdown at home against Northwestern State.

Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Chelsea Cain, Nicholls – Jr. – Forward – Prairieville, La.
Cain matched her career-high of 29 points and had the game-winning putback with six seconds remaining in Nicholls’ one-point win at New Orleans to open conference play. Trailing by four points with less than five minutes remaining, Cain took over by scoring the final 14 points for the Colonels. She was perfect down the stretch, going 5-for-5 from the field and 4-for-4 at the free throw line. Cain finished a rebound shy of a double-double and added three steals and two assists.

Honorable Mention: Timia Jefferson, HBU; Jaaucklyn Moore, UIW; DeArica Pryor, New Orleans; Candice Parramore, Northwestern State; Caitlyn Williams, Southeastern; Violeta Verano, 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.

Date WBB Player of the Week
Nov. 15 Jordan Todd, Northwestern State
Nov. 22 Timia Jefferson, HBU
Nov. 29 Alecia Westbrook, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Dec. 6 Jiselle Woodson, Northwestern State
Dec. 13 Candice Parramore, Northwestern State
Dec. 20 Monette Bolden, Northwestern State
Dec. 27 Bryanna Washington, Nicholls
Jan. 3 DeArica Pryor, New Orleans
Jan. 10 Alecia Westbrook, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Jan. 17 Chelsea Cain, Nicholls

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