Lyon’s Kelley named AMC Player of the Week

Lyon Athletics
Matthew Jagodzinski

ST. LOUIS– No. 22 Lyon College women’s basketball freshman forward Paige Kelley was named as the American Midwest Conference Player of the Week after helping the Scots to a pair of conference wins last week. This is her first-career AMC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week award.

The Scots defeated Stephens College, 77-35, last Thursday, before earning a 56-47 comeback victory against William Woods on Saturday. It was the Paige Kelley show for the Scots in their two games last week after the freshman posted a pair of career-highs. Kelley got her monster week started with a career-high 25 points in the win against Stephens. She also grabbed six rebounds and dished out four assists, while shooting 10-of-16 from the floor.

Kelley followed that up with a new career-high of 28 points in the win against the Owls. She also finished with eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals, while going 13-of-15 from the floor. For the week, Kelley averaged 26.5 points per game and 7.0 rebound per game, while shooting over 74% from the floor.

For the season, Kelley is averaging a team-high 19.0 points per game and 6.0 rebounds per game. She ranks second in the NAIA in field goal percentage (72.7%) and fifth in assist-to-turnover ratio (6.0).

The Scots will return to action on Tuesday night at (RV) Columbia College. Tip-off for Tuesday’s game is set for 5:30 p.m.

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