Jan. 30, 2017
RUSTON ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢'Â¬" For the second consecutive week, Louisiana Tech guard Kierra Anthony has been voted the Louisiana Sports Writers Association State Women's Basketball Player of the Week.
The New Iberia, Louisiana native averaged 21.0 points, 5.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game while shooting 43 percent from the field, 4-of-7 from the three-point line and 12-of-15 from the free throw line.
In Tech's 64-63 come-from-behind win over UAB, Anthony scored 13 of her 19 points during a game-ending 22-5 run that covered the final 5:45 of the game. Anthony's off-balance, baseline jumper with 5.7 seconds to play in the game proved to be the difference giving the Lady Techsters the victory.
With Tech trailing by 6 with 40 seconds to play, Anthony pulled down an offensive rebound and hit a three-pointer to cut the deficit to 3. After a turnover and a layup cut the lead to 1, UAB missed two free throws setting up Anthony's final heroics.
Anthony followed that performance up with a career-high tying 23 points, seven assists in Tech's loss to Middle Tennessee.