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Week 8: Women's basketball Players of the Week

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Player of the Week: Florida's Lavender Briggs continued to showcase her impressive scoring ability as she poured in a career-high 41 points at No. 17 Arkansas, the most scored by an SEC player this season. Registering the fourth-most points in a single game in program history and the most ever by any UF sophomore, Briggs connected for a career-best 17 field goals including a career-high six 3-pointers. Becoming just the fourth player in NCAA Division I this season to eclipse 40-point plateau, the 6-foot-1 guard recorded 16 points in the fourth quarter in Fayetteville as she went head-to-head in an entertaining score display between herself and Chelsea Dungee. Briggs added 18 more points in UF's win over Auburn which was its first SEC victory. The Utah native averaged 29.5 points for the week and through six SEC games she is putting up 23.2 points per game. She has scored 15+ in 11-straight games overall.

Freshman of the Week: Georgia's Sarah Ashlee Barker played one of the best games of her young career during Sunday's win against Ole Miss. Barker knocked in a trio of 3-pointers in the second quarter and led the Lady Bulldogs with nine points in that period to give her team a 36-23 halftime lead. The Birmingham, Ala., native finished one point off her career high with 11 points off a 4-for-8 shooting performance. It marked Barker's third game in double figures this season as she finished third on the team in scoring against the Rebels, leading Georgia to its fourth-straight win. Barker ended the game with two steals and a pair of assists. One assist was on a made Jenna Staiti layup that gave Georgia a 22-10 lead - its largest of the game to that point. Behind a deep rotation of players, which includes Barker, Georgia is off to a 12-1 start and 4-1 record in league play this season.