Lamar (15-6, 10-1 SLC) has now earned three straight weekly awards with three different players and is currently in sole possession of first place in the conference standings. The Cardinals host Northwestern State (7-15, 2-9 SLC) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT before facing Sam Houston State (4-16, 1-10 SLC) on the road Saturday at 3 p.m. Both games will broadcast on ESPN3. Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Kiandra Bowers, Lamar – Gr. – Post – West Palm Beach, Fla.Bowers had a pair of double doubles as Lamar won twice to move a half-game ahead of Stephen F. Austin in the Southland standings. She had a season-high 30 points to go along with 16 rebounds in a 77-71 win over Abilene Christian last Wednesday. Two days later, Bowers registered 14 points and 17 boards in a 79-65 victory against then-undefeated SFA. The West Palm Beach, Fla., native is third in the nation in offensive rebounding, averaging 5.3 per game. She moved past Kalis Loyd into fifth place on LU’s career rebounding list with 844 and also ranks fourth in career steals with 220. 2017 Southland Women’s Basketball Week 14 Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Kiandra Bowers registered back-to-back double doubles last week en route to earning Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. Honorable Mention: Breanna Wright, Abilene Christian; Cassidy Barrios, Nicholls.