Monday Jan 5, 2009
AIKEN, S.C. – USC Aiken women’s basketball player Meredith Legg was chosen as the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week by the league office on Monday afternoon.
Legg has now claimed the award twice in her storied USC Aiken career. She also obtained the award shortly after posting 28 points and seven rebounds against Columbus State on Jan. 19 of the 2007-08 season.
Legg became the all-time leader in three-pointers made in Peach Belt Conference history in No. 18 USC Aiken’s 80-60 win over No. 26 Shaw before 978 fans at the Convocation Center last Friday evening.
Legg entered the game six three-pointers shy of the PBC record of 259 set by Clayton State’s April Haskins. The senior guard from Huntersville, N.C. (Hopewell High School) concluded the 20-point win over the CIAA power with a career-best 10 three-pointers to stand alone atop the league in the category with 264 career three-pointers.
Legg finished with a career-high 34 points overall in the victory. The point total was just three points short of the school record of 37 set by Tisha England against Claflin on Dec. 4, 1991.
Legg was 10-for-16 from beyond the arc in the game. She only hit two shots in the contest inside the arc, ending her career night 12-for-21 from the floor.
The 10 three-pointers made by Legg tied the PBC and school single game record first set by Janell Gerk on Dec. 3, 1999 against Charleston Southern.
Legg also set career highs in the contest for field goals made (12) and field goals attempted (21). She did all of this in only 23 minutes of action.
She made two three-pointers the very next day in a win over North Georgia to enter tonight’s rivalry showdown against Augusta State with 266 made three-pointers to her credit in her career.
Overall, Legg concluded last week averaging 18.0 points per game in three outings, hitting 50 percent (13-for-26) from long range to go along with her 2.7 rebounds per game and 2.7 assists per game. She is currently third in the PBC in three-pointers made per game. She is sixth in the league in scoring and three-point percentage.