Midwestern State forward Andrea Carter picked up her sixth Lone Star Conference weekly award of the season as she was named the LSC's Defensive Player of the Week for the fifth time by the conference office.
Carter directed the Midwestern State defense as they remained in the hunt for an LSC title with a pair of second half come-from-behind victories last week.
The 5-10 sophomore from Angleton, Texas recorded her 13th and 14th double-doubles of the season with 15 points and 14 rebounds in the Mustangs first win in Stephenville since Dec. 2, 2003 with a 71-63 win at Tarleton State. She also tallied 11 points and 12 rebounds in a 70-62 win over Texas A&M-Commerce.
Carter averaged 13.0 points and 13.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals for the week, to go with her 2.0 assists as well. She also recorded one blocked shot (at Tarleton) on the week, as she helped MSU hold their opponents to 62.5 points a game and shooting 36.1 percent from the floor. She grabbed exactly one-third of MSU's rebounds during the two games.
Carter is joined by West Texas A&M forward Devin Griffin who was named the LSC Offensive Player of the Week by the conference office.
It's the fifth time Carter has claimed the defensive award and she won the offensive award the first week of the season.
MSU closes the regular season on Wednesday against Texas Woman's in LSC play. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.