MITCHELL, S.D. – Elizabeth Lamb doesn’t put up flashy numbers every game, but she’s not someone opponents want to overlook.
Lamb, a senior forward for the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team, hasn’t led the team in scoring once, but that doesn’t mean her presence isn’t felt. Last week, Lamb averaged 14 points and 3.5 steals per game to help the Tigers go 2-0 on the week and improve to 10-4 overall. For her performance, Lamb has been named the Great Plains Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player-of-the-Week, it was announced Monday by the league.
Saturday Lamb, an Onida, S.D., native, scored 18 points to help Dakota Wesleyan beat Doane College 81-69. She hit four 3-pointers, including back-to-back threes early in the game to help keep DWU ahead of Doane. She also hit a 3-pointer late in the game to push DWU’s lead to double digits and help the Tigers take control of the game for good. Lamb went 5-for-8 from the field – including 4-for-5 from long range – and 4-for-4 from the line. She also had three rebounds and four steals.
Lamb started the week with a 10-point performance against Mount Marty College Wednesday in Yankton. She went 4-for-10 from the field and hit two 3-pointers to help the Tigers beat Mount Marty on its home court. She also had three steals and two rebounds.
Lamb is averaging nine points and 3.7 rebounds per game through 14 games played this season. She has 36 assists and 19 total steals. She is shooting .386 from three-point range, and is part of the reason Dakota Wesleyan leads the nation in three-point percentage as a team (.386).
Dakota Wesleyan – which is 4-3 in the GPAC – is on the road Thursday and Friday for a pair of nonconference games in the Wisconsin Dells. The Tigers play Ashford University at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, and Lakeland College at 5 p.m. on Dec. 21.