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Christian Barrett Earns Weekly Honors After Back-To-Back Double-Doubles

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Lamar forward Christian Barrett is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.He recorded two-straight double-doubles as the Cardinals (11-11, 4-5 SLC) picked up a pair of road victories over Nicholls and McNeese to vault them into consideration for a conference tournament berth halfway through their league slate. Barrett shot nearly 69 percent from the field (13-for-19) and missed just one free throw, shooting 8-for-9 (.889).Barrett and the Cardinals look to continue their momentum as they host Abilene Christian at 7 p.m. Wednesday before returning to the road against Stephen F. Austin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Christian Barrett, Lamar – Jr. – Forward – Houston, TexasBarrett scored 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting and pulled down 12 rebounds in a 90-69 drubbing of Nicholls, the Colonels’ first home loss of the season. He converted on all five attempts from the free-throw line and tied his season high with six offensive boards.The Houston native followed up with another 17-point performance against archrival McNeese, leading Lamar to an 84-75 triumph over the Cowboys. Playing just 21 minutes before he fouled out, Barrett grabbed 10 rebounds to post his fourth double-double of the season.Honorable Mention: Kevon Harris, Stephen F. Austin; Ishmael Lane, Northwestern State; Kai Mitchell, Sam Houston 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