CHARLOTTE, NC (December 13, 2022) – With the Claflin Lady Panthers opening the season with such a great start, honors are steadily coming in for the team. On Tuesday, two more honors came in a Lady Panthers sophomore guard Lauren Scott was named the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Food Lion Player of the Week while fellow sophomore guard Nya Morris was named the CIAA Food Lion Defensive Player of the Week.
It was Scott’s strong offensive efforts that earned the honor for her this week. She opened the week with 21 points against Paine and she kept her great scoring efforts going when she led the team with 22 points in a win over the Shaw Lady Bears in the CIAA opener for the two teams. For the week, she totaled 43 points.
While Scott carried the team’s offensive load, it was Morris who stood out on defense for the Lady Panthers. Against Paine, she led both teams with four steals and she also added seven rebounds. Five came on the defensive end of the court to end Lions possessions. She also added seven assists in the game as well. She kept things going against Shaw when she had eight rebounds (five defensive) along with a steal as well.
The duo will return to action, Thursday, when the Lady Panthers return to CIAA action against the Elizabeth City State Lady Vikings. For more information on Lady Panthers basketball, contact the Claflin University Office of Athletics Media Relations at (803) 535-5548 or log on to www.athletics.claflin.edu.