CHARLOTTE, N.C. Coastal Carolina freshman womens basketball player Lacey Lyons (Beverly Hills, Fla./Crystal River) was selected as the Big South Conference New Balance Freshman of the Week for games played Nov. 20-26, the League announced today.
Lyons, a forward from Beverly Hills, Fla., posted 15.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game, including 30 points against Howard, to lead the Lady Chanticleers to a 2-1 record on the week. She got things going with 11 points and seven boards in CCUs 90-31 win over Southern Virginia on Nov. 20. Against IPFW on Nov. 25, she put in five points and notched one board for Coastal. The next day against Howard, Lyons caught fire as she was 10-of-12 from the floor (83 percent), 6-of-8 from three-point land (75 percent) and was perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line for Coastal Carolina. She also chipped in six boards in the contest as CCU dropped the Lady Bison, 85-78. For the week, she was 56 percent from the floor on 15-of-27 shots, 59 percent from beyond the arc on 10-of-17 tries and was perfect from the line, connecting on all six attemps.
Lyons is second on the team in scoring, averaging 13.0 points per game to go along with 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists. She is Coastals second straight Freshman of the Week recipient, as freshman Amanda Stull (Rushville, Ind./Rushville Consolidated) was selected by the Big South last week.
Coastal (3-1) travels to Greenville, S.C., to take on Furman Saturday, Dec. 2 at 1:30 p.m.