Diata Tabbed as LSC North Defensive Player of the WeekFebruary 15, 2011 LAWTON, Okla. – Cameron University junior women’s basketball player Sabelle Diata was named the top defensive player in the Lone Star Conference North Division this week in a release by conference officials.
Diata was a driving force behind the Aggies two victories this week as she recorded a double-double in each of this week’s games.
Against Texas Woman’s, Diata posted 16 points and pulled down 14 total rebounds (11 defensive, 3 offensive). She shot 6 of 8 from the line as well.
Against ECU, Diata had a monster night by leading all scorers with 21 points and pulling down 17 rebounds (12 defensive, 5 offensive).
She was 8 of 14 from the field and a perfect 5 for 5 from the charity stripe. Diata also dished the ball well and tallied three assists and two steals.
She was a defensive wall, routinely posting up inside to hold the opposing post player out from the basket or stepping out to the perimeter to guard the opposing team’s best shooter. She was used in a variety of ways and was a defensive difference maker all over the court.
It is the second time this season Diata has earned LSC Player of the Week Honors. On Jan. 18, she earned LSC North Offensive Player of the Week honors after another pair of double-double performances.
The Aggies sit at 12-12 overall and 5-5 in the LSC for the season while remaining in the thick of the playoff hunt.
They return to the court on Wednesday, Feb. 16 to play host to Southeastern Oklahoma. Southeastern currently sits in the No. 4 position of the LSC North standings just a half-game ahead of the Aggies. Tip off is set for 6 p.m. in Aggie Gym.