Nicholls’ Loan-Anh Johnson named Southland Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

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Colonels’ guard shoots 17-for-22 from the field on the week

FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ Loan-Anh Johnson is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.

Johnson pushed the Colonels (4-11, 1-5 SLC) to a 1-1 week following an extremely efficient shooting performance that featured a 77.2-percent field goal mark for the sophomore. The Wichita, Kan., native averaged 21.5 points per game for Nicholls and converted all 17 of her field goals from inside the three-point arc.

Basketball Player of the Week – Loan-Anh Johnson, Nicholls – So. – Guard – Wichita, Kan.

Johnson put together a solid week, averaging 21.5 points on 77.2-percent shooting to go along with 6.5 rebounds in the Colonels’ two games last week. The sophomore began with six rebounds and a career-high 22 points Thursday evening against Lamar. She then followed up with 21 more points, seven rebounds and three assists in the Colonels’ 67-65 buzzer-beating victory over rival Southeastern Louisiana Saturday afternoon.

Honorable Mention: Makayla Mabry, Abilene Christian; Angel Hastings, Lamar; Damilola Balogun, McNeese; Whitley Larry, New Orleans; Jaylonn Walker, Sam Houston State; Emma Coleman-O’Bryan, 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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