Teisha King Named Heartland Conference Player of the Week 2/5/13
UTPB senior guard Teisha King has been named Heartland Conference women's basketball Player of the Week for Jan 28 - Feb. 3, the conference announced Monday.
King averaged 29 points in a pair of wins as UTPB defeated St. Mary's 68-60 to tie the Rattlers for first place in the Heartland and defeated Texas A&M International 79-68 in overtime.
She hit 9-15 from the field against St. Mary's, hitting a pair of three pointers and all eight of her free throws in scoring 28 points while adding five rebounds and three blocks.
King took over against the Dustdevils two days later, scoring UTPB's final 10 points in the last two minutes of regulation, including a floater with .5 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime. Her 30 points were the most for her in a Heartland game this season, and she added six assists to lead all players in the game in both categories.
She leads the Heartland Conference with 21.8 points per game in 19 games this season.