Valdosta Daily Times

Local Sports

November 29, 2012

Keira Peak chosen SEC Player of the Week

Former Lowndes star was MVP of a tournament in Honolulu

VALDOSTA — Former Lowndes standout Keira Peak was chosen the Southeastern Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week last week.

Peak, a junior forward at Arkansas, earned the Player of the Week award after an exceptional showing at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu. She averaged 23.3 points in three games, and was named the tournament’s MVP.

In Arkansas’ first game of the tournament, Peak scored a career-high 30 points in a 73-70 loss to No. 13 Oklahoma. The next day, she scored 16 points and helped the Razorbacks defeat host Hawaii 83-68.

In the Razorbacks’ final game, Peak recorded her second double-double of the season, posting 24 points and 10 rebounds. She led Arkansas to a 79-67 win over Oregon.

Peak also scored 12 points in the Razorbacks’ first game of the week, an 80-57 win over Oral Roberts in Tulsa, Okla.

Including the Oral Roberts game, Peak averaged 20.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 1.7 assists last week.

Peak is the Razorbacks’ leading scorer this season, averaging 17.7 points per game.

Peak played four years for Lowndes’ varsity girls basketball team, and helped the Vikettes win three region championships. She scored over 1,200 points, grabbed more than 800 rebounds, had more than 200 steals and blocked over 100 shots. She was a three-time All-Region selection, and was a first-team All-State pick her senior year. She was also a track star at Lowndes, and won the state championship in the high jump in 2009.

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • Lowndes_McPherson.jpg Milestones on tap for upcoming season

    Some milestones are destined to occur, like when Georgia Christian hosts David Emanuel on Aug. 22 in the Generals’ first varsity football game since the late 1960s.
    Others will have to wait and see what continues to take shape come Friday when teams can begin fall practice, and especially Aug. 1 when teams can suit up in pads for the first time, such as can Valdosta win its record 24th state title, or can Lowndes capture its fourth state championship under Randy McPherson, or can Valwood and coach Ashley Henderson play in its third straight GISA state championship game?
    As we start to find out the answers to those questions in just a few short weeks — the regular season is just 31 days away — there should be a few more milestones for area coaches to mark 2014 right along with the Generals getting back on the gridiron.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • ACC_Jimbo.jpg Back on top

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • ACC_Petrino.jpg Petrino returns to Louisville for first ACC season

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Braves_Marlins JUpton.jpg Jones lifts Marlins past Braves in 10

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ant Smith.JPG Anthony Smith ready for new test in college

    Smith was a three-year starter as a Wildcat and quickly worked his way up as a leader on both the defense and the team as a whole.

    July 21, 2014 3 Photos

  • Wildcats participate in national 7-on-7 tournament

    The Valdosta High Wildcats have been working extremely hard this summer to prepare for the football season. Summer workouts and a plethora of 7-on-7 tournaments and competitions have kept the Wildcats busy.

    July 20, 2014

  • Valwood.jpg A Different Look

    With football summer workouts in full swing, occasionally the intensity and competitive drive can wane going against teammates. But on Friday, Valwood, Brookwood, Lanier County and Tiftarea Academy broke up the monotony by meeting at Goddard Field for a four-team, 7-on-7 passing league.

    July 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • pilcher.jpg Berrien competes in 6-team passing camp

    If Ed Pilcher had his way, Berrien High would never throw the football.
    But that doesn't mean the veteran coach doesn't enjoy the opportunity that a passing league, or the six-team passing camp at Cairo on Thursday morning, can provide his Rebels.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bubba Walker promoted to defensive coordinator

    Valdosta State Linebacker Coach Bubba Walker has been promoted to fill the open posiiton of defensive coordinator for the Blazer football team according to an announcement made by VSU Head Coach David Dean Thursday.

    July 18, 2014

  • Albritton wins NCAA Elite 89

    Courtney Albritton's tremendous 2013-2014 season earned her one more award Thursday night when the Valdosta State softball star won the NCAA's Favorite Elite 89 Winner contest by securing the more votes than any other student-athlete.

    July 17, 2014

Blazers Blog
More