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Baker Earns 4th BSC Freshman of Week Honor

February 19, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Baker Earns 4th BSC Freshman of Week Honor

For the fourth time this season, Liberty point guard Ashtyn Baker has been named Big South Women's Basketball Freshman of the Week.

Baker, who was previously honored on Nov. 13, Dec. 4 and Dec. 27, has earned the most Big South Freshman of the Week awards of any conference rookie this season. She is also tied with Reagan Miller (2011-12) for the third-most Big South Freshman of the Week honors in program history, trailing only Keyen Green (8, 2016-17) and Michelle Fricke (5, 1999-2000).

A native of Nesbit, Miss., Baker averaged 9.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 2.0 apg and 1.0 spg for the week, scoring all seven of her points during the second half of Tuesday's 52-45 loss at Radford.

Baker then contributed 12 points and three assists to the Lady Flames' 53-48 home victory over UNC Asheville on Saturday. Five of her points came during the fourth quarter, highlighted by a driving layup with 1:42 remaining and two game-sealing free throws with four seconds left. She also committed only one turnover while playing a career-high 38 minutes against the Bulldogs.

For the season, Baker ranks fourth in the Big South for both assists (3.3 apg) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.1) and sits seventh in steals (1.4 spg).

Baker and the Big South-leading Lady Flames (17-9, 12-2 Big South) will play their final two regular-season road games this week. Liberty will visit Winthrop Tuesday at 7 p.m. before traveling to Charleston Southern Saturday at 3 p.m.