Kinard named Southland women’s player of week

Published 9:04 pm Monday, January 30, 2017

Lamar sports information

BEAUMONT – Lamar sophomore guard Moe Kinard was named the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, presented by, the conference office announced Monday.

Kinard is the first LU player to earn the award this season. Kinard is in her first season with the Cardinals after transferring from the University of Houston.

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Kinard averaged 20.5 points and 5.0 rebounds over two games as the Cardinals claimed wins over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Northwestern State to improve to 14-5 overall and 7-2 in league play. Kinard leads the Cardinals in scoring this season, averaging 16.6 points per game. She averages 18.7 points per outing in Southland Conference action.

Kinard had 21 points and six rebounds in a 65-49 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and followed that with 20 points, four rebounds and three steals in a 73-60 win over Northwestern State.

For her efforts, Kinard was also named the SLC Player of the Week by

The Cardinals, who are tied for third place in the conference, just a half-game behind co-leaders Stephen F. Austin and Abilene Christian, are at New Orleans at 7 p.m. Thursday before returning home to host archrival McNeese at 2 p.m. Saturday.



About I.C. Murrell

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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