Bainbridge native earns top SIAC honor

Published 5:49 pm Thursday, January 19, 2012

Special to The Post-Searchlight

An Albany State University Lady Ram has been selected for basketball player of the week honors by the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) after her outstanding performances in three games last week. Freshman guard April Thomas was named the SIAC’s Newcomer of the Week after helping to lead the Lady Rams to victories earlier this month over Lane College, Kentucky State University and Fort Valley State University.

A Bainbridge native, Thomas scored 41 points in those three games, including 16 points against Fort Valley State, to average 13.7 points. She also grabbed nine rebounds in the three games and averaged 2.7 steals and 1.3 assists. Thomas leads all SIAC freshmen with 26 three-point field goals made, which ranks second in the SIAC, as well as scoring at 14.8 points per game, ranking fourth among conference leaders in that category.

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