CU’s Gaines named conference Player of the Week

Jan. 30, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Campbell Junior Kiera Gaines has been named College Sports Madness Big South Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 20-26. The guard helped the Lady Camels to two league victories last week.

Against Winthrop on Thursday, Gaines earned a rebound-assist double-double, barely missing a triple-double, to push Campbell past Winthrop in overtime, 77-74. It was her eighth double-double of the season, tallying 12 rebounds and 12 assists, and she tacked on nine points. She went 2-for-5 from three-point range.

Her 12 rebounds pushed her over 500 for her career. Gaines is the 20th Lady Camel to reach the milestone.

Saturday, Gaines was the second-leading scorer for Campbell with 15 points, and she added eight rebounds in the Lady Camels’ 75-61 win at Radford. She shot 5-for-9 from the field, including going 2-for-6 from three.

In two games, Gaines shot 57.1 percent from the floor and 45.5 percent from three-point range.

Gaines and the Lady Camels host Longwood for a Big South game at 7 p.m. tonight at Gore Arena.