Lyon’s Henderson earns first career NAIA National Player of the Week award

Lyon Athletics
Matthew Jagodzinski, Assistant Athletic Director for Media and Communications

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The accolades continue to roll in this week for No. 11 Lyon College women’s basketball senior guard Liz Henderson as she was named the NAIA Player of the Week, which was announced by the national office on Tuesday afternoon. Henderson is the first Scots to earn NAIA Player of the Week accolades since Samantha French earned the recognition on Jan. 29, 2019. It is the first time Henderson has been named NAIA Player of the Week in her career.

Henderson recorded her second double-double of the season with a team-high in points (22) and rebounds (10) in the Scots’ pivotal, 65-52, AMC victory over No. 12 Freed-Hardeman. She also scored the game-winning bucket on a three-point play with 3.2 seconds remaining in the contest. Henderson topped that performance with a career-high 32 points, which included 22 first-half points, in the Scots’ 79-52 win at Park. Henderson is the first Scot to score 30-or-more points in a game since Jamie Jackson scored 35 points on Nov. 1, 2016, against College of the Ozarks.

For the season, Henderson is averaging a team-high 15.0 points per game. She currently ranks sixth in the NAIA in total three-point field goals made (81) and 10th in three-point field goals made per game (3.0).

Henderson and the Scots will host their final two games of the 2019-20 regular season this week. The Scots will face St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Thursday night at 5:30 p.m., before taking on No. 15 Columbia College on Saturday at 1 p.m. for Senior Day.

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