Morris nets second-straight GPAC player of the week award

Morris nets second-straight GPAC player of the week award

GPAC Release

SEWARD, Neb. – A career high 34-points in last week’s win at Dakota Wesleyan has allowed Concordia junior Bailey Morris to earn GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades for the second straight time, as announced by the league on Tuesday. Morris also received the same recognition on Dec. 17, making her a three-time conference weekly honoree on the season.

With more minutes and an even larger role as a ball handler in recent action, Morris has flourished like never before. Her 34-point effort last week marked the highest single-game total for a GPAC player this season. It was also the most for a Bulldog since Amber Kistler racked up 37 points in a win at Briar Cliff on Feb. 8, 2012.

On the week Morris totaled 46 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and three steals in leading ninth-ranked Concordia to wins over Nebraska Wesleyan (Feb. 5) and Dakota Wesleyan (Feb. 8). The Roseland, Neb., native also made all 21 of her free throw attempts.

The 5-foot-4 point guard now has 11 games this season with 20 or more points. She is averaging 21.4 points over her last eight games and now ranks second in the GPAC in scoring with a season average of 18.0.

Morris is one of two Bulldogs to receive a conference player of the week honor this season. Senior Kristen Conahan garnered weekly recognition from the GPAC on Nov. 19 following a game in which she made eight 3-point field goals in a win over Morningside.

Morris and the Bulldogs return to action on Wednesday when they host Midland (13-13, 9-7 GPAC) at 6 p.m. 

11 February 2014

Bailey Morris: GPAC player of the week for the second week in a row.