UCA’s Proffitt receives Southland honor
University of Central Arkansas guard Maggie Proffitt was named Southland Conference player of the week Monday for the third time this season.
Proffitt, who has helped the Sugar Bears win 14 consecutive games, averaged 20.5 points in victories against Southeastern Louisiana and Stephen F. Austin.
She was previously named player of the week on Nov. 14, 2016, and Feb. 13.
Proffitt scored 14 of a game-high 24 points in the fourth quarter during a 70-58 victory over Stephen F. Austin in her final home game. It included nine points during a 12-point run by UCA to take the Sugar Bears from down one point to up 11 late in the game.
In the first half at Southeastern Louisiana, Proffitt had 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting, 3 assists, 2 rebounds and 1 block in 16 minutes as the Sugar Bears built a 49-20 lead. She was 9 of 9 from the free-throw line for the week.