MEN’S BASKETBALL: Lipscomb’s Mathews named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lipscomb University’s Garrison Mathews earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades for games played November 28-December 4, averaging 30.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in pair of contests for the Bisons.
The Franklin, Tenn., native connected on 13-of-18 attempts at the foul line and finished with 25 points in a two-point overtime loss to Belmont. The sophomore guard followed that with a career-best 36 points against Morehead State, hitting 8-of-10 from 3-point range. Mathews added eight rebounds and three assists in the victory, coming within two points of the Lipscomb Division I-era record for points in a single game.
2016-17 TSWA MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
November 17 – Matthew Butler, UT Martin
November 22 – Josh Robinson, Austin Peay
November 29 – Dedric Lawson, Memphis
December 6 – Evan Bradds, Belmont
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Christian Brothers’ Reeves earns TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Christian Brothers senior Samantha Reeves garnered Tennessee Sports Writer’s Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors for games played November 28-December 4, posting 19.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists and helping the Bucs end a pair of long losing streaks.
The Somerville, Tenn., native hit a pair of 3-pointers and recorded 15 points and four assists in 27 minutes in a 67-66 victory over Harding University, ending a 13-game losing streak to the Bisons. She followed that with 23 points, eight boards and four assists in a 63-53 win over Union University, netting 16 points in the second half and 10 in the final period.
The victory ended a 23-game losing streak to the Bulldogs and also marked the first Top-25 victory for CBU since 2010.
2016-17 TSWA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
November 17 – Jada Smith, Union University
November 22 – Bella Taylor, University of the South
November 29 – Jada Smith, Union University
December 6 – Whitney Mitchell, King University