MACON, Ga. – For the second time in less than a month, Lipscomb redshirt sophomore Ashley Southern has been named the Atlantic Sun Newcomer of the Week after averaging 16.5 points and 13.5 rebounds for the Lady Bisons.
In 33 minutes of play against Tennessee State on Tuesday, Southern scored 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds to help lead the Lady Bisons to an 81-78 win in overtime, their first of the season. It was her fourth double-double of the year.
Saturday against Murray State, the Bisons had a game plan to feed Southern in the post and in 36 minutes of play, she went 7-of-20 from the field and hit a career-high six free throws to give her 20 points. Southern collected 15 boards to give her a fifth double-double in six games this season.
For the year Southern is averaging 15.8 points and 13.8 rebounds. Her rebounding average ranks fourth in the nation. She had led Lipscomb in rebounding in every game this season.