University of Louisiana senior guard Jasmine Barnes earned Louisiana Sports Writers Association Women's Basketball Player of the Week honors after tallying a season-high 21 points in the Ragin' Cajuns 90-74 victory over Centenary on Sunday, Dec. 12.

The accolade is the first for the Cajuns this season and the first Louisiana Player of the Week honor for Barnes in her career.

Barnes banked 71 percent of her shots, hitting 10-of-14 from the floor. The Baton Rouge native was just two points shy of her career high 23 points set last season.

The senior guard dished out a season-high four assists and recorded a steal, helping Louisiana to the most wins at this point in the season since 2006.

On the year, Barnes is averaging 10.6 points per game with a team-best 5.4 rebounds per contest. The guard is fourth in the Sun Belt in field goal percentage with 57.1 (40x70).

She has lettered all three years here at UL, and in addition to leading the team in rebounds is one of the top two or three players in almost every statistical category.

Barnes is a graduate of Broadmoor High in Baton Rouge, where she lettered four years in basketball and track, and led the Bucs to the district title in 2005-06 with a 24-8 overall record.  She was also an All-District selection all four years on the team, while earning All-State Class 4A honors as a senior. 

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