NATCHITOCHES – Another big scoring week led to another statewide honor for Northwestern State senior guard Beatrice Attura.
Attura averaged 30.5 points per game and 6.5 assists per game as the Lady Demons split a pair of games this past week. For her efforts, Attura was named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Player of the Week on Monday for the second consecutive week and the fourth time this season.
Attura, a 5-foot-6 product of Frisco (Texas) Libery High School, turned in her third 30-point game in the past four contests, scoring 34 in a 95-93 win against New Orleans on Saturday.
In her past four games, Attura is averaging 30.3 points per game. That surge has helped her climb to 13th place on Northwestern State’s career scoring list with 1,381 points.
For the week, Attura shot 51.5 percent from the field (19-for-37), 50 percent from 3-point range (11-for-22) and hit all 12 of her free throws. Attura has hit 32 consecutive free throws, helping her rank 26th nationally in free throw shooting at 86.4 percent.
Her two free throws with 42 seconds to play gave Northwestern State the lead for good in the victory against New Orleans. She added nine assists against the Privateers, giving her seven games this season with at least 20 points and at least seven assists.
Against New Orleans, Attura and teammate Cheyenne Brown (career-high 34 points) posted at least 30 points in the same game for the second time in four contests, marking the second time that feat has been accomplished in program history.
Attura also ranks 14th nationally with a 20.7 points per game scoring average and 32nd nationally with 79 made 3-pointers.
In a 92-73 loss at Sam Houston State on Thursday, Attura tallied a game-high 27 points, hitting 5 of 11 3-point tries.
Attura and Northwestern State return to action Thursday night at Stephen F. Austin. Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m. inside William R. Johnson Coliseum.