Monday Jan. 12, 2009
AIKEN, S.C. – For the second consecutive week, USC Aiken women’s basketball player Meredith Legg was chosen as the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week by the league office.
Legg earned the award for the second straight week after averaging 19 points per game in USC Aiken’s three games last week. She knocked down 61 percent (11-for-18) of her three-pointers in the three games. The senior also hit 90 percent (18-for-20) of her free throws in the three outings.
Legg opened the week by scoring a team-high 19 points in USC Aiken’s league road win over rival Augusta State. She followed the performance up by scoring a game-high 23 points in USC Aiken’s dispatching of previously unbeaten Francis Marion.
Legg closed out USC Aiken’s impressive week by scoring 15 points in USC Aiken’s three-point win over Georgia Southwestern.
Legg shot 54 percent from the field overall last week. She is currently ranked fifth in the PBC in scoring and is second in the conference in both three-point field goal percentage and three-pointers made.
Legg has now claimed the award three times in her storied USC Aiken career. She first obtained the award shortly after posting 28 points and seven rebounds against Columbus State on Jan. 19 of the 2007-08 season.
Legg won the award last week after becoming the all-time leader in three-pointers made in Peach Belt Conference history in USC Aiken's 80-60 win over No. 26 Shaw at the Convocation Center on Friday, Jan. 2.
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 and USCA and PBC record-tying 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.