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Press release: Herrin LSC South Defensive Player of the Week

RICHARDSON, TEXAS —Precious Herrin (Shreveport, La./Southwood HS/Jacksonville College) from the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division Defensive Player of the Week for her outstanding play during the Zias’ road trip to Texas Woman’s and Texas A&M-Commerce.Herrin’s selection marks the first time this season a Zia basketball player has earned weekly LSC honors. The last ENMU women’s basketball player selected was Cat Clay (Sr., F, Deming, N.M./Deming HS), earning offensive honors on December 14, 2010.

Herrin had four steals, a block and six rebounds in last week’s victory at Texas Woman’s to go along with an 18-point performance. She followed with an 18-point, three-block, six-rebound performance against Texas A&M-Commerce. Her play helped limit the opposition to 54 points per game and 36.9 percent from the field on the two-game road trip.

The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team will return to action on Saturday, when they host seventh-ranked Northeastern State University in another LSC crossover game. Tipoff is scheduled for s p.m. MST.