Dec. 9, 2013
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Coastal Carolina forward Alexx Puckett has been named the Big South Conference Women's Basketball Choice Hotels Player of the Week, while Kaylah Keys of High Point was tabbed The Crons Brand Freshman of the Week for games played Dec. 2-8, the league announced today.
Puckett, a senior from Indianapolis, Ind., put in 24 points, shot 73 percent from the floor and ripped down 11 rebounds to lead the Chanticleers to an 85-63 win over Gardner-Webb on Dec. 5. The double-double was the first of her career and the third by a Chanticleer this season. She connected on 8-of-11 from the floor, added six from the line and two from long range. The forward also dished out three assists and came away with three steals and a block. The honor marks the first Big South Player of the Week nod of her career.
The Player of the Week honor is the first for a Chanticleer since Sydnei Moss received the plaudit on Feb. 1, 2011.
Puckett and the Chanticleers return to the hardwood on Sunday, Dec. 15 hosting Palmetto state rival Furman. The opening tip is slated for 2 p.m. at The HTC Center.