HIGH POINT, N.C. – Kaylah Keys of the High Point University women’s basketball team collected her seventh Big South Freshman of the Week honor, the league announced Sunday. Keys averaged 22 points per game in HPU’s two wins last week that clinched the Big South Regular Season title.
Keys led HPU with 18 points in the win at Winthrop, scoring 10 in the second half and seven in the last five minutes as HPU overcame a 15-point deficit for the road win.
Keys led all scorers with 26 points in the win at Radford, 10 more than any other play. She hit four three-pointers to give her 70 for the season, breaking the HPU single-season record of 67 set by Leslie Cook in 2006-07. Keys went 8-of-8 from the free-throw line, also breaking the single-season HPU record for made free throws. She now has 129, breaking Shamia Brown’s record of 126 from 2011-12. Radford sent Keys to the line three times in the final 1:18 of the game and the freshman converted all six attempts to secure the win, 68-60.
She also chipped in four boards, three assists and five steals in the two-game span.
Keys took home seven Big South Freshman of the Week honors this season, tying the Big South record with Winthrop’s Erica Williams and HPU’s Cheyenne Parker.
Keys and the Panthers won the Big South Regular Season Championship and are the No. 1 seed in the Big South Tournament. HPU awaits the winner of the No. 8 UNC Asheville/No. 9 Radford game. The Panthers will face one of those teams at noon on Thursday in the quarterfinals.