Jan. 28 C-USA Women's Basketball Players of the Week

Go C-USA! Jamierra Faulkner was one of four players in the league to average a double-double last week.
Go C-USA!
Jamierra Faulkner was one of four players in the league to average a double-double last week.
Go C-USA!

Jan. 28, 2013

IRVING, Texas - After distributing 16 assists to set a Conference USA league record, junior guard Jamierra Faulkner of Southern Miss has been named C-USA Women's Basketball Player of the Week. Faulkner was one of only four players in the league to average a double-double with 21.0 points and 11.0 assists per game against Houston and Rice last week.

C-USA Freshman of the Week accolades go to Houston's Marche' Amerson as she accounted for 13.0 points and 7.0 rebounds against UTEP and Southern Miss. She also shot 43 percent (9-of-21) from the field and 88 percent (7-of-8) from the free throw line as Houston split C-USA contests against Southern Miss and UTEP.

This is Faulkner's third career Player of the Week honor and the first Freshman of the Week accolade for Amerson.

C-USA Women's Basketball Players of the Week_Jan. 28

C-USA BASKETBALL WEEKLY AWARDS
for games played from Jan. 21-27_Week 12

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JAMIERRA FAULKNER, SOUTHERN MISS
5-6, JUNIOR, GUARD / WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. / TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Faulkner finished the week averaging a double-double with 21.0 points and 11.0 assists per game. She also added 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per outing while connecting on 54.5 percent of her shots (18-33-35) from the field. The junior hit 5-of-7 free throws for a 71.4 accuracy. Faulkner scored 16 points against Houston Thursday, then scored a game-high 26 points and recorded a career-high and school-record-tying 16 assists against Rice Sunday. That performance was her fourth double-double of the season and the 14th of her career. Three steals and four rebounds were also credited to Faulkner. The 16 assists is also a C-USA record for a league game and second-most in overall games. This is her second Player of the Week honor for the season and third for her career.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
MARCHE' AMERSON, HOUSTON
6-1, FORWARD / BRYAN, TEXAS / RUDDER HS

Amerson averaged 13.0 points and 7.0 rebounds while shooting 43 percent (9-of-21) from the field and 88 percent (7-of-8) from the free-throw line as Houston split C-USA contests against Southern Miss and UTEP. The Bryan, Texas, native, posted her first-career double-double with 15 points and 11 boards in a win against Southern miss. She also swatted a career-best three shots and connected on 50 percent of her shots, going 6-of-12 from the field. Amerson netted 11 points and went a perfect 4-of-4 from the free-throw line against UTEP Sunday. She drained her first 3-pointer to give Houston a four-point lead early in the second half. The freshman raised her average from 7.9 ppg and 4.4 rpg to 13.0 ppg and 7.0 rpg last week. In league play, Amerson currently averages 11.2 points and 5.0 rebounds and leads all freshmen on the Houston squad with seven double-figure scoring performances. This is her first career Freshman of the Week accolade.


2012-13 C-USA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL WEEKLY AWARDS
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
N12 Kristine Vitola, UTEP (Sr., F)
N19 Nicole Dickson, Memphis (Sr., F)
N26 Yasmeen Thompson, Houston (Jr., F) and Karisma Chapman, UAB (Jr., F)
D3 Tanecka Carey, Southern Miss (Sr., G)
D10 Whitney Bibbins, Tulane (R-So.-G)
D17 Jamierra Faulkner, Southern Miss (Jr., G) and Kayla Thornton, UTEP (Jr., F)
D23 Keena Mays, SMU (Jr., G)
D31 Nicole Dickson, Memphis (Sr., F)
J7 Nicole Dickson, Memphis (Sr., F)
J14 Anete Steinberga (Sr., F)
J21 Keena Mays, SMU (Jr., G)
J28 Jamierra Faulkner, Southern Miss (Jr., G)

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
N12 Kayla Anderson, UAB (F)
N19 Gabrielle Wilkins, SMU (G)
N26 Jerontay Clemons, Southern Miss (G)
D3 Jerontay Clemons, Southern Miss (G)
D10 Irene Gari, UTEP (F)
D17 Megan Palmer, Rice (F)
D23 Briahanna Jackson, UCF (G)
D31 Ariel Hearn, Memphis (G)
J7 Ariel Hearn, Memphis (G)
J14 Asianna Fuqua-Bey, Memphis (F)
J21 Kelsee Grovey, Tulsa (G)
J28 Marche' Amerson, Houston (F)

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