Chastadie Barrs Nabs Third-Consecutive Weekly Award for Lamar

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Chastadie Barrs is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the third-straight week and the seventh time this year, the league announced Monday. All Southland weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.The Cardinal’s starting guard added another accolade to her shelf last week becoming the NCAA Division I all-time leader in career steals. Barrs now has 632 steals to her name and has boosted Lamar to a 16-1 record in league-play for at least a share of the Southland Conference regular season-title. The senior’s seven weekly awards this season breaks the single-season record for Player of the Week honors, dating back to the 1999-2000 season. The record was previously held by Megan Herbert of Central Arkansas, who earned the award six times in the 2011-12 campaign.Lamar went 2-0 on the week following a 97-49 win over Houston Baptist Wednesday and a 62-46 win over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday.Basketball Player of the Week – Chastadie Barrs, Lamar – Sr. – Guard – DeSoto, TexasBarrs filled the stat sheet this week as she averaged 14.5 points, 9.0 assists, 8.5 rebounds and 7.5 steals per game. In the contest on Wednesday, Barrs set the NCAA career steals record by passing Florida A&M’s Natalie White, who held the record for 23 years. She recorded two double-doubles on the week and now has 11 on the season. For her career, Barrs has 688 assists, the fourth most in SLC history for a career. The win against SFA clinched at least a share of the SLC title. The Cards have not lost at the Montagne Center in three seasons, extending their home win streak to 41 games.Honorable Mention: Cassidy Barrios, Nicholls; Dominique Golighty, Abilene Christian; Nautica Grant, Northwestern State 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 read more

Exclusive – Signing West Ham outcast would be the ‘deal of the century’, claims former agent

first_imgBarry Silkman believes whoever signs Ravel Morrison would be making the deal of the century.The former Manchester United midfielder has fallen out of favour at Upton Park and is expected to leave during the January transfer window.And Silkman told talkSPORT the 21-year-old would be good enough to get into Arsenal’s team on ability, but admitted it will be the player’s last chance to prove what he can do after a string of off-field issues.Speaking to Kick-Off, Silkman said: “Wherever he goes is his last chance. Ravel could get into Arsenal’s team tomorrow. His ability is unbelievable, he is fantastic.“Whoever gets Ravel now will get the best deal that’s been done this century in football.”Morrison has been linked with a move to Serie A giants Lazio this week, while Premier League clubs Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa have also been linked for the midfielder.“Personally, if I was a Premier League manager, I would now be desperate to take him until the end of the season,” added Silkman.“This is the biggest no brainer. There is no gamble.”last_img read more