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Cooper grabs Atlantic Sun Newcomer of the Week

Monday, February 10, 2014
by Kirk Downs

MACON, Ga. – After scoring a career-high and tying a Lipscomb school record on made 3-pointers Saturday, redshirt-freshman guard Chandler Cooper has been named the Atlantic Sun Conference Newcomer of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday.

It is Cooper’s first Newcomer of the Week award.

Cooper is coming off a career-best 31-point effort at Mercer, where she tied current Lady Bisons assistant Anna Bowers for the most made 3-pointers in a single game in Lipscomb’s NCAA era with eight.

The Clarksville, Tenn. native also set the school record with 11 made field goals in the contest.

On Thursday, Cooper started slowly at Kennesaw State only scoring four points in the first half, but came back with 19 in the second to give her a team-high 23. She grabbed five boards and made a career-high seven free throws against the Owls.

For the week Cooper averaged 18.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 4.0 steals per game. She drained 10 treys and sunk 14-of-16 free throws.

The Lady Bisons continue A-Sun action on Thursday hosting Jacksonville at 6 p.m. at Allen Arena. The contest will be carried on ESPN3.