Nicholls guard Deonna Brister takes Southland Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors

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Deonna Brister

FRISCO, Texas – A string of strong scoring performances has pushed Nicholls’ Deonna Brister to Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors, as announced Monday by the conference office.

Player of the Week: Deonna Brister, Nicholls– So. – Forward – Lake Arthur, La. (Lake Arthur HS)
Brister averaged 22.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and shot .568 for the Colonels in their two games against McNeese. She scored 22 points in the first matchup and had her third double-double with 10 rebounds. In the road game, Brister scored 22 again and collected nine rebounds as she played all 40 minutes. Brister has scored 20-plus in four straight games and now ranks fifth in the Southland in scoring.

Honorable Mention: Alexius Horne, Southeastern.

2022-23 Southland Women’s Basketball Players of the Week
Date, Player of the Week
Nov. 14, Dyani Robinson, Texas A&M-Commerce
Nov. 21, DeArica Pryor, New Orleans
Nov. 28, Kyla Hamilton, Nicholls
Dec. 5, Alecia Westbrook, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Dec. 12, Dyani Robinson, Texas A&M-Commerce (2)
Dec. 19, Nina De Leon Negron, UIW
Jan. 2, Akasha Davis, Lamar
Jan. 9, Alecia Westbrook, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (2)
Jan. 16, DesiRay Kernal, Texas A&M-Commerce
Jan. 23, Deonna Brister, Nicholls

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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