Toppling of No. 1 nets Lammers national, GPAC awards

By Jacob Knabel on Jan. 2, 2018 in Women's Basketball

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SEWARD, Neb. – A dominant performance in a victory over No. 1 Saint Xavier University led to major honors for sophomore Philly Lammers. On Tuesday (Jan. 2), the Millard West High School product garnered both NAIA National Division II Women’s Basketball Player of the Week and GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades. She is the second Bulldog this season to pick up a weekly award. Teammate Quinn Wragge collected GPAC player of the week recognition on Nov. 21.

A second team All-American last season, Lammers got the upper hand while up against another star post player in Brittany Collins of Saint Xavier. Lammers put up 22 points and 10 rebounds while spearheading the 81-60 win in the Windy City on Dec. 29. A day earlier, Lammers totaled 13 points, 10 rebounds, six steals and a pair of blocked shots in a 113-83 victory over Robert Morris University.

Lammers is averaging 13.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.7 steals and 1.7 blocks this season. She tops the GPAC in rebounding. Lammers ranks in the top 20 nationally for number of blocks (26), steals (41) and rebounds (130). She is the program’s first national player of the week since Mary Janovich picked up the same honor on Dec. 6, 2016.

Lammers and the Bulldogs (15-0, 7-0 GPAC) return to conference play on Wednesday with a visit to Doane (6-10, 1-7 GPAC). Tipoff from the Haddix Center is set for 6 p.m. CT.