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Charlotte’s Dazia Lawrence Delivers Electrifying Performance To Clinch Player Of The Week

In a hoop showdown that echoed through the hallowed halls of the American Athletic Conference, Dazia Lawrence, the undeniable force of the Charlotte women’s basketball squad, clinched the coveted title of Player of the Week, a proclamation that reverberated from the league office on Monday (Jan. 8).

In a spectacle that can only be described as basketball mastery, the Niners orchestrated a sensational 91-69 triumph over UAB, a triumph underscored by an electrifying second-half surge. The Niners, led by Lawrence, delivered an awe-inspiring performance, outpacing the Blazers with an impressive 51-22 scoreline in the final two quarters. Lawrence, the virtuoso, etched her name into the annals of sporting glory by contributing 22 of her 30 points in the second half, a display of unparalleled skill that led the Niners to victory. But that was not all – Lawrence’s stat sheet sparkled with 6 rebounds, 6 assists, and three steals, a testament to her all-around prowess.

And if that wasn’t enough, rewind to an earlier clash in the week where Lawrence steered the Niners to a nail-biting 66-61 overtime conquest against AAC preseason favorite South Florida. In a display of sheer endurance, Lawrence logged a season-high 42 minutes on the court, delivering a standout performance with 26 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and three steals. Two wins in one week, a feat that showcased Lawrence’s exceptional talent and resilience.

The numbers speak volumes – an average of 28 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals across both victories, all executed with a sharpshooter’s precision at 47.8% shooting. A true maestro on the court, Lawrence’s accolades extend beyond this momentous week. This marks her first AAC Player of the Week selection, a milestone achieved after being named to the weekly conference honor roll three times this season. Notably, her scoring prowess, with an average of 18.2 points per game, currently ranks her third in the AAC hierarchy.

As the basketball saga unfolds, Lawrence and the Niners embark on a thrilling journey, setting their sights on Rice and UTSA this Thursday and Sunday. Brace yourselves for another weekend of high-octane AAC action as Lawrence aims to etch her name further into the basketball folklore. The opening tip at Rice is slated for 8:00 p.m. Eastern (7:00 local time CT), and fans can catch the spectacle on TV, radio, and online stat links. The stage is set, the players are primed, and the drama is about to unfold in the inimitable style of AAC basketball.

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