UNO’s Franklin Tabbed Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – New Orleans’ Rehema Franklin is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.Franklin lifted the Privateers (2-2) to a perfect run last week, including an impressive double-double performance (14 points, 11 rebounds) on the road over Ole Miss, falling just three assists shy of a triple-double. UNO ultimately topped the Rebels 69-64 in the Privateers’ first win over an SEC opponent in 24 years.She opened up the week with 16 points over 12 minutes in a 91-31 home victory against Pensacola Christian. The senior guard put up balanced numbers for the week, averaging 15.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.0 steals and 3.5 assists.Franklin and the Privateers are back on the hardwood Thursday night at home against Louisiana. Tip off is slated for 7 p.m. inside Lakefront Arena.Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Rehema Franklin, New Orleans – Sr. – Guard – New Orleans, La.Franklin opened the week shooting 7-of-10 with 16 points in a win at home over Pensacola Christian where she recorded a career-high seven assists over 12 minutes of play. She then followed up with a career-high 11 rebounds to go along with 14 points, seven assists and three steals in the Privateers’ impressive victory on the road against Ole Miss. The win over the Rebels marked UNO’s first victory over an SEC opponent since 1995.Honorable Mention: Adrian Mann, Nicholls; Alexes Bryant, Texas A&M-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.last_img

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