FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University junior Shannon Singleton-Bates has been named the Peach Belt Conference women’s basketball “Player of the Week” for the week of Feb. 15-21.
Singleton-Bates, a native of South Norwalk, Conn., averaged 19.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game last week in a pair of wins. For the week, she connected on 47 percent of her field goal attempts, including 43 percent from long range, and 80 percent of her free throws. She also moved into 24th place on the Patriot career scoring list with 1,096 points.
Singleton-Bates is currently fifth in the PBC in scoring (15.8 ppg) and sixth in steals (2.0 spg) and has led the 19th-ranked Patriots to a 22-3 overall record and a 14-2 conference mark.
She began her week by scoring 25 points, on 10-of-17 shooting, as FMU handed seventh-ranked Lander University its first conference loss of the season. She also had seven rebounds and three assists. She followed that up with 14 points and five rebounds during a 42-point Homecoming victory over Augusta State University.
Francis Marion will conclude its regular-season schedule with two road games this week: at Flagler College on Wednesday and at Armstrong Atlantic State University on Saturday. FMU will host a first-round Peach Belt Conference Tournament game on Tuesday, March 2, at 7 p.m.
Singleton-Bates is a product of Norwalk High School, where she was a two-time first-team All-State selection and a three-time All-Conference and All-Area pick, while scoring more than 1,300 career points.