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Clay honored as Player of Week

Monday, December 31, 2012

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NEW ORLEANS -- Blytheville native and New Orleans junior forward Amber Clay was named 'Independent Player of the Week' by College Sports Madness on Monday morning.

In the UNO women's basketball team's only game of the week, Clay became the second player on the roster to net a double-double this season.

A former Blytheville Lady Chickasaw star, Clay scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in just 23 minutes of play in a contest at Lakefront Arena against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The native of Blytheville, Ark. topped 50 percent from the field for the fourth straight game, shooting 5 of 10 from the field.

The 10 rebounds established a career-high for Clay, who previously topped out at nine earlier in the campaign against Arkansas-Monticello. The 12 points represented the third contest in a row in which Clay reached double-figures and fifth time this season.

On the year, Clay is averaging 7.5 points and 5.7 rebounds per contest. The junior is shooting 41 of 76 for a 53.9 percent clip from the field.

The honor from College Sports Madness is the second on the season for a member of the Lady Privateers. Senior guard Mechel'le Thomas earned a similar nod on Dec. 3 from the site which identifies the highest impact players nationally and one from each conference in their weekly feature. College Sports Madness' coverage also includes a Top 25 ranking, tournament bracketology and team pages for each conference and school.

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