Sometimes fans in Carbon County forget that players who compete at the College of Eastern Utah go on to bigger and better things. Sara Marks, a starting guard on last years Lady Eagles team has moved on to Southern Oregon and is making quite a mark for herself.
A junior point guard, Marks further solidified her status as a conference MVP candidate by earning hoop player-of-the-week kudos by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
Despite nursing a sore lower back, the 5-foot-5 CEU transfer averaged a league-best 24 points and 8.5 assists while leading the Raiders to weekend glory.
The West Valley City, Utah native canned 11 of 20 shots in the Eastern Oregon game, including three 3-pointers en route to her second-highest game scoring output of the season. Marks went 7-for-19 from the field and 6-for-7 from the line for 20 points against Albertson, her third straight team-high scoring effort and 16th of the season, and she came within one of equaling a 26-year-old school game record with 12 assists.
The performances upped her season scoring average to 16.9 and to a league best 19.4 in Cascade Conference games.
Marks is first in the nine-team league for steals (2.83 per game), second for assists (4.62), 11th for 3-point makes (1.29), 12th for field goal percentage (.444) and 15th for 3-point percentage (.323).
She enters the weekend with 406 season points, 42 away moving into 10th place on the SOU all-time season scoring chart.