Kennesaw State Duo, Liberty's Lytle Collect First #ASUNWBB Weekly Honors

Kennesaw State Duo, Liberty's Lytle Collect First #ASUNWBB Weekly Honors

ATLANTA, Ga. - Kennesaw State's Kamiyah Street and Amani Johnson, as well as Emily Lytle of Liberty, were at the top of their game in season debuts, playing their way to being selected as the first ASUN Conference Women's Basketball weekly award winners of the 2018-19 season, announced by the conference office on Monday.

For Street, this marks the second ASUN Player of the Week Award of her career after claiming the award once during her freshman season a year ago. Her best game came in a road tilt with Seton Hall where Street totaled 41 points to set a KSU D-I single-game record, as well as set the bar for the most points among any D-I player in a game thus far in the 2018-19 season. The reigning Freshman of the Year continued to ball out in the first three games of Kennesaw State's season, averaging 24.0 points per game as well as grabbing down 5.7 rebounds per game.

Fellow Owl Amani Johnson claimed the Freshman of the Week honor, continuing KSU's run of dominance in bright young stars. The first-year player from Pennsylvania started all three contests last week for the Owls, averaging 6.7 PPG and filling the rest of the stat sheet with 5.0 RPG, 6.0 APG and 3.7 steals per game. Her six assists per night were the second-most among any player in the ASUN. 

Newcomer of the Week goes to Emily Lytle of Liberty, a sophomore transfer from Little Rock. In her first appearance for the Flames, she led all scorers with 24 points in an overtime thriller at Bethune-Cookman. Her best moment came in the waning seconds of regulation, hitting three clutch free throws with .3 seconds to go to send the game into extra time. Her performance netted the most points for a Liberty player making their debut with the team since 2009, Lytle shot 40 percent from deep and hit 12-of-15 free throws in the team's lone contest.

ASUN Women's Basketball Player of the Week - Nov. 12th
Kamiyah Street, Kennesaw State
Sophomore | Guard | Atlanta, Ga. | Sport Management
- Second Career ASUN Conference Player of the Week honor; only KSU player to win the award since the 2017-18 season
- Averaged a league-best 24.0 PPG over three contests while also averaging 5.7 rebounds per game
- Established KSU D-I record with 41 points at Seton Hall on Saturday, totaling more than half of her team's 80 points
- Her 41 points in a single game are tied for the most among any player in all divisions of NCAA play after one week of play

Other Nominees: Emily Lytle, Liberty; Kelly Guarino, NJIT; Emma Wallen, North Alabama; Tiffany Tolbert, North Florida.

ASUN Women's Basketball Newcomer of the Week - Nov. 12th
Emily Lytle, Liberty
Sophomore | Guard/Forward | Memphis, Tenn. | Sport Management
- First Career ASUN Women's Basketball Weekly Award; first all-time for Liberty 
- Recorded 24 points in her lone game of action at Bethune-Cookman, a career-high at the collegiate level
- Made three free throws with 0.3 seconds on the clock to force overtime with B-CU; connected on 12-of-15 shots at the charity stripe
- Her 24 points marks the most in a debut for Liberty since the 2009 season and second-most in a single-game for an ASUN player so far

Other Nominees: Simina Avram, Kennesaw State; Addi Walters, Stetson.

ASUN Women's Basketball Freshman of the Week - Nov. 12th
Amani Johnson, Kennesaw State
Freshman | Guard | North Versailles, Pa.
- First Career ASUN Women's Basketball Freshman of the Week Award; ties KSU with Stetson for the all-time record with seven honors
- Scored a career-high 10 points in collegiate debut vs. Middle Georgia State; grabbed six rebounds and dished out seven assists
- Averaged 6.7 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 6.0 APG and 3.7 SPG in her first three games in D-I action
- Her 6.0 assists per game rank second in the ASUN and top all freshmen players after the first week of play

Other Nominees: Simina Avram, Kennesaw State; Addi Walters, Stetson.

ASUN Women's Basketball 2018-19 Weekly Winners
Nov. 12th - Player: Kamiyah Street, Kennesaw StateNewcomer: Emily Lytle, LibertyFreshman: Amani Johnson, Kennesaw State