February 18, 2014
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lynette Holmes of Langston (Okla.) has been named the NAIA National Division I Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Holmes was selected based on her performances from Feb. 10-16 and was chosen out of a pool of conference and independent award winners.
Holmes, a native of Chicago, Ill., carried Langston to three Red River Athletic Conference victories last week, extending the Lions winning streak to six games. The junior forward scored a season-high 50 points on 20-of-31 shooting as Langston downed No. 9 Our Lady of the Lake (Texas), 106-56, on Feb. 10. She also grabbed 10 rebounds in the contest for her fourth double-double of the season. In the Lions’ wins over Huston-Tillotson (Texas) on Feb. 12 and Southwest (N.M.) on Feb. 15, Holmes had nearly identical stat lines. Against Huston-Tillotson, she recorded 34 points on 12-of-22 shooting while grabbing nine rebounds and blocking three shots. Against Southwest, she scored 33 points on 13-of-22 shooting, grabbed nine rebounds and swiped six steals. For the week, Holmes shot .600 from the field (45-of-75) and 1.000 from the charity stripe (19-of-19), while averaging 39 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.7 blocks and 3.3 steals.
On the year, Holmes has scored at least 20 points in 19-of-23 games and leads the Lions in points per game (27.83), rebounds (151), blocks (22) and 3-point field goals made (45). She leads the nation in points per game (27.83) and total scoring (640), while also ranking among the top 25 in field goal percentage (16th, .532) and free throw percentage (25th, .804).
For a complete list of the national statistical leaders, click here.
The next NAIA National Division I Women’s Basketball Player of the Week will be announced on Feb. 25. For the complete Player of the Week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Taylor Belmont, Vanguard (Calif.); Portia Craft, Tougaloo (Miss.); Travana Johnson, Northern New Mexico; Alannah Sheets, Shawnee State (Ohio); Megan Balcom, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.); Sierra Shipley, John Brown (Ark.); Olivia Melvin, Coastal Georgia; Kaley Moore, Lyon (Ark.); Alli Blake, Westminster (Utah); Cheyanna Lusk, West Virginia Tech.
2013-14 Division I Women’s Basketball Players of the Week
Week 1 (Jan. 7): Lindsey Abramson, Great Falls (Mont.)
Week 2 (Jan. 14): Brianna Thomas, Rio Grande (Ohio)
Week 3 (Jan. 21): Jalissa Council, Oklahoma Baptist
Week 4 (Jan. 28): Chasity Kearney, Tougaloo (Miss.)
Week 5 (Feb. 4): Andrina Rendon, Hope International (Calif.)
Week 6 (Feb. 11): Ariel Wilson, Belhaven (Miss.)
Week 7 (Feb. 18): Lynette Holmes, Langston (Okla.)