Griggs named Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week
MORROW, GA – Clayton State women's basketball Drameka Griggs has been a shining star so far for the 4th-ranked Clayton State women's basketball team, and she was recognized Tuesday by the Peach Belt Conference office for her outstanding play.
Griggs, a preseason All-PBC selection, was named Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week after leading the Lakers to three victories last week. A guard from Ellenwood, GA, she averaged 20 points per game, while shooting 60 percent from the field.
The 5-foot-5 senior started off the week with 20 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals at Southeast Regional opponent Newberry, then added 14 more against Chowan, playing 10 fewer minutes in a lopsided victory Saturday in the Loch Shop Classic.
Griggs came back the next day with a herculean effort to score half of Clayton State's points with 26 in a 52-48 win over Lenoir-Rhyne, a key region victory. She hit 11-of-16 shots in that game to go with five rebounds and eight steals.
For the week, she averaged 4.3 steals per game and hit 85 percent of her free throws. Griggs is currently fourth in the PBC in scoring with 20 points per game, third in field goal percentage and second in total steals.
Clayton State (5-0) is off this week for finals before returning to action on Saturday, December 15th, traveling to Georgia Southwestern for its Peach Belt opener. The Lakers will play at home again on Monday, December 17th, hosting Columbus State.