Zya Nugent off to a hot start for the Ladyjacks

Zya Nugent off to a hot start for the Ladyjacks

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - Sophomore guard Zya Nugent could lead the SFA Ladyjacks in multiple stat categories by the end of the basketball season.

Nugent has stepped into her roll on a team that has talent at every position on the court and bench. She has been a key player in both the offensive and defensive side of the game plan. This week she was named the Southland Conference Player of the Week.

Here is the full release from the Southland.

Stephen F. Austin’s Zya Nugent is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference weekly honors are presented by Hercules Tires. Nugent pushed the Ladyjacks to an 8-2 record last week with 23 points, six rebounds and six assists in a 100-61 win at home against Texas Southern. She went 2-3 from beyond the arc and finished the game 9-12 from the field, improving her season field-goal percentage to a blistering 51 percent. The sophomore currently leads the Ladyjacks roster averaging 13.6 points and ranks second on the team with 27 assists through 10 games. The award marks the first of her Southland career. Nugent and the Ladyjacks are back in action on Saturday, January 2nd for their conference opener against New Orleans. Tip is set for 2:00 p.m. in Nacogdoches inside William R. Johnson Coliseum.

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