FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Chastadie Barrs is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday. All Southland weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.The senior guard claimed the honor after leading the Cardinals to a victory on the road over a ranked Texas A&M program. Barrs totaled 23 points over 36 minutes in the win while providing perfect clips from the charity stripe (3-for-3) and three-point range (2-for-2).Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Chastadie Barrs, Lamar – Sr. – Guard –DeSoto, TexasBarrs led the Cardinals with a season-high 23 points in addition to four steals, four assists, seven rebounds in a 74-68 upset over No. 17 Texas A&M last Thursday (Nov. 29). Lamar’s result stands as the program’s fourth-ever victory over a ranked opponent and the first against the Aggies since the 1981-82 season (Jan. 16, 1982). Barrs’ four steals against the Aggies brings her season total to 36, extending her streak of games with a steal to 99 straight – representing each collegiate game in which she has played.Honorable Mention: Cassidy Barrios, Nicholls; Chanell Hayes, Stephen F. Austin.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.
New Delhi, Aug 25 (PTI) As former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhus induction into AAP looked uncertain, Congress today said the partys Punjab unit chief Amarinder Singh will take a call on the matter of the cricketer-turned-politicians entry into the party.”As regards such issues, we have authorised Amarinder Singh to deal with,” AICC chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala said when asked whether Sidhu was welcome into the Congress fold.The party has been maintaining that all like-minded parties and people are welcome to join hands with it in Punjab to defeat the “communal” forces in next years Assembly poll.AICC Secretary and in-charge of party affairs in Punjab Asha Kumari had earlier said that Congress was not in talks with Sidhu yet. She said Sidhu who has resigned from the Rajya Sabha has yet not quit BJP.Amarinder Singh had earlier said that Sidhu was welcome to join Congress as it is in his DNA, as his father happened to be a Congressman. Sidhu hails from Patiala, the home town of Amarinder Singh.Sidhu, however, has remained incommunicado ever since he resigned from the Rajya Sabha.However, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal has tweeted answering the speculations over Sidhu joining AAP, saying he had met him last week but needs time to decide and whether or not he joins the party must be respected.”Wud Navjot Sidhu ji join AAP- lot of rumours? Its my duty to put forward our side. We have greatest greatest regard for this ckt legend. He met me last week (sic),” he said on twitter.advertisementEver since Sidhu quit the Rajya Sabha last month, speculation has been rife that he would join AAP as the CM candidate for Punjab, but nothing has materialised so far and the former cricketer and Amritsar MP has not even joined the AAP. PTI SKC SPG SMN