Troy’s Koranga named Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

Published 12:48 pm Tuesday, December 28, 2021

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Troy junior forward Felmas Koranga recorded a double-double in her team’s impressive 24-point comeback victory against Jackson State and has been named the Sun Belt Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.

Koranga scored a team-high 22 points and brought down 17 rebounds in the win against Jackson State, which is a top-100 team in the NCAA NET Rankings and was ranked No. 86 at the time of the game.

Koranga’s double-double was her sixth of the season, which leads all players in the Sun Belt and ranks 13th nationally.

Troy, which trailed by as many as 24 points in the game, put together an impressive 39-point third quarter and won the game 99-82. In that decisive third quarter, Koranga played all 10 minutes, scoring eight points, bringing down five rebounds and swiping four steals.

The victory against Jackson State marked Troy’s third in as many days at the Mississippi State MTE, which also included victories against South Carolina State and Southeastern Conference opponent Mississippi State.

Troy has three victories this season against teams currently ranked in the NET top-100.

2021-22 Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Players of the Week
Week 1 – Sali Kourouma, Little Rock
Week 2 – Sali Kourouma, Little Rock
Week 3 – Aja Blount, Coastal Carolina
Week 4 – Starr Jacobs, UTA
Week 5 – Mya Burns, Georgia Southern
Week 6 – Amber Leggett, Troy
Week 7 – Felmas Koranga, Troy

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