Abilene Christian’s Golightly Locks Up Third Weekly Award of the Season

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Dominique Golightly is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.Golightly pushed the Wildcats (17-4, 9-3 SLC) to a pair of victories last week, averaging 23.5 points on 55.2-percent shooting. The senior was perfect from the free-throw line in ACU’s two games and registered a 66.7-percent clip from three-point range. Her 29 points over Northwestern State came on 28 minutes of play and stands as a career high for the Chickasha, Okla., native.The award marks the third of the season for Golightly.Basketball Player of the Week – Dominique Golightly, Abilene Christian – Sr. – Guard – Chickasha, Okla.Golightly paved the way with 47 points in the Wildcats’ two wins over Northwestern State and Lamar last weekend, marking the most prolific two-game scoring stretch of her career. In addition to her shooting presence, the senior also averaged 4.5 rebounds for the week to go along with three assists. She shot 16-for-29 from the floor and 10-for-15 from beyond the arc.Golightly opened the week with 29 points at home against the Lady Demons, marking a career-high scoring performance in game that was moved from 5:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions. She then closed the week out with 18 points against Lamar Saturday afternoon to help the Wildcats secure their first-ever win on the road over the Cardinals.Honorable Mention: Briana Trigg, Central Arkansas; Imani Robinson, UIW; Rehema Franklin, New Orleans.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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