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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Barrs placed on Lieberman watch list

Lamar senior guard Chastadie Barrs will begin the season on the watch list for the Nancy Lieberman Award, which recognizes the top 20 point guards in women’s college basketball.

Barrs is a proven offensive and defensive threat in her three seasons in Beaumont. Averaging 12.1 points and a national-best 6.37 steals per game last season, Barrs holds the Southland Conference record of 456 career steals. She was one assist shy of 200 for her junior year.

Lamar, the reigning Southland regular-season champion, will begin the season Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Louisiana, and will play its home opener Saturday, Nov. 10, against Abilene-based McMurry University.

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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