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Baker Earns 2nd Big South Freshman of the Week Honor

December 4, 2017  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Baker Earns 2nd Big South Freshman of the Week Honor

For the second time this season, Liberty point guard Ashtyn Baker has been named Big South Freshman of the Week.

Baker, who was previously honored on Nov. 13, played a key role in the Lady Flames' 2-0 week. She averaged 9.5 ppg, 2.5 spg and shot 64.3 percent (9-of-14) from the field while contributing to Liberty's stifling defensive efforts against Limestone and Valparaiso.

The Nesbit, Miss., native scored eight points and came up with a pair of steals in just 18 minutes during Tuesday's 68-38 home-opening victory over Limestone.

On Saturday, the Lady Flames trailed Valparaiso 35-34 midway through the third quarter. Baker then contributed five of her career-high 11 points to Liberty's game-changing 22-1 run. She also came up with two of her three steals after halftime, as the Lady Flames limited the Crusaders to 13 second-half points in a 61-40 triumph.

Liberty (3-4) will travel to James Madison (2-5) on Wednesday for a renewal of their Commonwealth rivalry. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. at the JMU Convocation Center.