January 24, 2012
Long Named SAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
ROCK HILL, SC -- Catawba’s Nisha Long (Dallas, NC/Gaston Day) and Wingate’s Jaime Vaughn and have been named the SAC basketball Players of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday. Both student-athletes played key roles in leading their teams to perfect 2-0 weeks.
Long averaged 15.5 points, 4.5 steals and four assists in Catawba’s two victories last week as the Indians women’s team moved into a tie for the top spot in the SAC standings.
The senior finished with 16 points, four assists and five steals in Catawba’s win over Lenoir-Rhyne, then followed that up with a 15-point, four-assist performance on Saturday against Newberry.
Long also averaged seven rebounds per-game on the week.
Vaughn averaged 20.5 points on 55.6-percent shooting to lead the Wingate men in victories over Newberry and Brevard.
Against the Wolves on Wednesday, Vaughn scored a season-high 29 points – 22 of which came in a dominant first half. He hit 10-of-15 shots in the game, including six-of-seven three-pointers.
Vaughn then added 12 points, two assists and three steals as Wingate rallied from a 17-point halftime deficit to win at Brevard on Sunday.
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