Midwestern State's Nolisha Markham garnered Lone Star Conference South Division Offensive Player of the Week honors Monday when the league announced its weekly awards.
The 5-10 senior from Tulsa closed her collegiate career with a flourish as she averaged 21.5 points and seven rebounds a game while ripping the nets at a 72.6-percent clip (16-of-22) including 5-of-8 marksmanship from the arc.
Markham matched a career high with 27 points on 11-of-14 shooting with two 3-pointers to go along with eight rebounds against LSC Championship qualifying Angelo State Wednesday night at D.L. Ligon Coliseum.
She then helped the Mustangs to their first win over Abilene Christian at Moody Coliseum since 1992 by netting a team-high 16 points and six rebounds on 5-of-8 shooting with three treys.
Midwestern State finished the season with its most LSC South Division wins since the 2003-04 season.
Field Set for LSC Championships
The field is set for the 2011 Lone Star Conference Championships set to be played from March 3-6 at Bruin Fieldhouse in Bartlesville, Okla.
Two-time defending champion Midwestern State enters the tournament as the No. 3 seed and face North Division No. 2 seed Texas A&M-Commerce in the opening round Thursday night at 6 p.m.
MSU's game will be the opener of the second session Wednesday night as the Mustangs and Lions will be followed by South No. 1 Tarleton State and North No. 4 Southwestern Oklahoma which is set for an 8:30 p.m. tip.
The first session features South No. 2 West Texas A&M against North No. 4 Cameron at noon followed by North No. 1 Central Oklahoma versus South No. 4 Eastern New Mexico at 2:30 p.m.
The winner of the MSU/Texas A&M-Commerce matchup will meet the winner of the Tarleton State/Southwestern Oklahoma contest in the semifinal round Saturday at 2:30 p.m. which will follow the first semifinal set for noon between the victors of the West Texas A&M/Cameron and Central Oklahoma/Eastern New Mexico games.
The championship game is set for Sunday at 1 p.m.
Tickets will be sold individually for each of eight sessions or in all-session
tickets. Single-session tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for students.
All-session tickets are $55 for adults and $27 for students. College students must present valid I.D. at the Bruin Fieldhouse ticket gate to purchase student tickets.
West Texas A&M vs. Cameron, noon
Central Oklahoma vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2:30 p.m.
Texas A&M-Commerce vs. Midwestern State, 6 p.m.
Tarleton State vs. Southwestern Oklahoma, 8:30 p.m.
WTAMU/CU winner vs. UCO/ENMU winner, noon
TAMUC/MSU winner vs. TSU/SWOSU winner, 2:30 p.m.
Semifinal winners, 1 p.m.