Lyon forward Paige Kelley named NAIA Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

Lyon forward Paige Kelley named NAIA Women’s Basketball Player of the Week
Lyon freshman Paige Kelley was named the NAIA Women's Basketball Player of the Week. (Source: Lyon Athletics)

No. 22 Lyon College women’s basketball freshman forward Paige Kelley picked up her second honor in as many days after leading the Scots to a pair of conference wins last week as she was named the NAIA Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the national office announced on Tuesday.

The Scots defeated Stephens College, 77-35, last Thursday, before earning a 56-47 comeback victory against William Woods on Saturday. It was the Paige Kelley show for the Scots in their two games last week after the freshman posted a pair of career-highs. Kelley got her monster week started with a career-high 25 points in the win against Stephens. She also grabbed six rebounds and dished out four assists, while shooting 10-of-16 from the floor. Kelley followed that up with a new career-high of 28 points in the win against the Owls. She also finished with eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals, while going 13-of-15 from the floor. For the week, Kelley averaged 26.5 points per game and 7.0 rebound per game, while shooting over 74% from the floor.

For the season, Kelley is averaging a team-high 19.0 points per game and 6.0 rebounds per game. She ranks second in the NAIA in field goal percentage (72.7%) and fifth in assist-to-turnover ratio (6.0).

The Scots will return to action tonight at (RV) Columbia College. Tip-off for tonight’s game is set for 5:30 p.m.

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