Published 12:48 am Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Texas Southern sophomore guard Joyce Kennerson of Port Arthur received the Southwestern Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honor, the conference announced Tuesday.

Kennerson, a 2015 Memorial graduate, had 24 points and three rebounds Monday in a 57-53 win at Alcorn State. It was Texas Southern’s first conference game. Kennerson came within one point of her career high but set a season high in the victory. Her 13.7 points per game ranks seventh in the SWAC.

Texas Southern has now won three Player of the Week honors in the SWAC. Artavia Ford won the other two.

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I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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