LSC MEN’S BASKETBALL
Tarleton State holds a one-game lead in the Lone Star Conference standings with a 9-2 league record. UT Permian Basin is a game back at 8-3.
LSC play continues this week with four league games on Thursday and five Saturday.
The LSC men have a 128-75 overall record so far this season. In the NCAA South Central Region, the men’s teams are currently 21-6 combined versus Heartland Conference teams and 14-4 against the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Chantz Chambers, Tarleton State University, SR, Guard, Shreveport, Louisiana, Hunington HS
Chambers averaged 21 points per game while guiding No. 14 Tarleton to a pair of road wins over Cameron and Midwestern State. The senior poured in a career-high 26 points on 8-12 shooting against Cameron, including 16 in the first half to help build an 11-point lead at the break. In the second half, Chambers went 8-10 at the free-throw line down the stretch to help clinch the win. He followed that performance with 16 points in a road win against Midwestern State. Chambers provided a second-half spark with 13 points in the final 20 minutes to help the Texans come back from a 7-point halftime deficit. His 3-pointer with 9:25 left gave Tarleton its first lead of the game and the Texans never trailed again. For the week, Chambers averaged 21 points, three rebounds, two assists and shot 57 percent from the floor and 45 percent on 3-pointers.
Dorian Armstrong, Texas A&M University-Commerce, JR, Forward, Detroit, Mich., Mt. Clemens HS
Armstrong was all over the defensive end for the Lions in their two games last week with five blocks and 14 rebounds per game. He was a force for A&M-Commerce in their win against Cameron on Saturday with three blocks and 19 rebounds including 15 defensive rebounds. Armstrong is sixth in the LSC in rebounding and is second in block average.