The University of the Cumberlands (UC) women’s basketball team enter the 2012 year nearly perfect with a 12-1 record overall and staying undefeated in Mid-South Conference (MSC) play at 3-0. The Patriot ladies continue to play tough as they hit the big part of their MSC schedule now in January and February. One Patriot has stepped her game up an extra notch this season and once again is being recognized by the MSC in doing so.
Lauren Wombles (London, KY) was named the MSC Player of the Week on Monday January 2nd. This was the 3rd time this season that Wombles has earned this honor and the 6th time in her illustrious career.
Wombles averaged 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 steals per game while helping the Patriots to two wins last week. Lauren began the week with 11 points, 6 rebounds, and 8 steals in a 59-54 win over Trevecca Nazarene University. Wombles concluded the week with a great performance in UC’s 65-44 win at Cumberland University. She ended the game with 23 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 steals. Lauren finished the week shooting 42.9% from the field and went 9-10 from the charity stripe on the week.
This season, Wombles is ranked 2nd in the MSC in scoring (19.2), 3rd in steals (3.1), 3rd in field goal percentage (48.6), 3rd in free throw percentage (83.9), and 5th in rebounding (7.9).
The Patriots will be back in action on Thursday January 5th at they travel to take on the Red Storm of the University of Rio Grande. Tipoff is set for 6:00 pm. The Patriots will also hit the floor on Saturday January 7th against West Virginia Tech. Tipoff is set for 2:00 pm.
For more information on the Patriots women’s basketball team along with other Patriot athletics, please visit www.cumberlandspatriots.com.