FRISCO, Texas – Lamar guard Nick Garth is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.The Houston, Texas native recorded a pair of 20-point performances as the Cardinals extended their win streak to three games with a 75-70 victory over Northwestern State and a 75-72 upset of conference-leading Sam Houston State, the Bearkats first loss in league play (12-1).Garth and the Cardinals hit the road for a pair of conference matchups against Incarnate Word at 7 p.m. CT on Wednesday and against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Nick Garth, Lamar – Senior – Guard – Houston, TexasGarth accounted for Lamar’s last seven points as he hit all four free-throws in the final seconds to fend off previously undefeated Sam Houston and finish with 21 points. He converted all nine attempts from the charity stripe against the Bearkats and made both of his free throws against Northwestern State to finish a perfect 11-for-11 on the week.Garth provided a clutch play down the stretch against Sam Houston State, draining a three-pointer with 29 seconds remaining after the Bearkats’ Marcus Harris had hit from beyond the arc to pull within one.Garth shot 9-of-15 (.600) from the field, including 3-of-6 from long range, against Northwestern State to finish with 23 points for the second-straight game. He also snagged a pair of rebounds and dished out four assists. Honorable Mention: Shannon Bogues, Stephen F. Austin; Ian DuBose, Houston Baptist; Moses Greenwood, Southeastern Louisiana.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.
PARKLAND, FLA. (WSVN) – The Dolphins teamed up with Stoneman Douglas High and other local schools over the weekend to help bring the community together.The team hosted a free football clinic at Pine Trails Park Sunday for boys and girls ranging from ages 7 to 16.“To have these guys get a break too and enjoy and you know, not have to go through the sadness that we’ve been going through for the last three weeks and have a day like this, oh my Lord, it’s just awesome,” said Stoneman Douglas Football Head Coach, Willis Special. “It’s a blessing”The kids were given the chance to meet and interact with Dolphins players and alumni.Dolphins right tackle, Sam Young, who grew up in nearby Coral Springs said he was beyond thrilled to volunteer. “It’s a great way to get everyone out in the community and just, you know, bring the community around something positive,” he said. “You see, you got some members of the Douglas Football team out here. It’s great to see them having some fun. I’m happy to be part of an organization that’s helping rebuild and helping really support this community.”The free event brought out 400 kids along with their parents.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.