MEN’S BASKETBALL: Sewanee’s Stone named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sewanee forward Brody Stone earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades on Tuesday, averaging 21.5 points, 17.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in a pair of outings for the Tigers.
The Knoxville, Tenn., native posted 22 points, 17 boards and two assists against Hendrix College, hitting 10-of-20 shots from the field overall. The 6-foot-6 forward registered 21 points, 17 rebounds and five assists in a 111-101 victory over Rhodes College, connecting on 7-of-10 shots and making all seven free throws.
Stone is the only player in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) to average a double-double, averaging 16.5 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. He ranks fourth overall in scoring and first in rebounding in the SAA. He has eight double-doubles this season and also joined the 500-career rebounding club at Sewanee in the contest versus Rhodes.
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
December 13 – Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb
December 20 – Dedric Lawson, Memphis
January 3 – Reggie Upshaw, Middle Tennessee
January 10 – Markel Crawford, Memphis
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Christian Brothers’ Reeves earns TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Christian Brothers senior Samantha Reeves garnered Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors on Tuesday, posting 27.0 points and 8.7 rebounds in three victories for the Buccaneers.
The Somerville, Tenn., native recorded 22 points, eight rebounds and four assists in a victory at Alabama-Huntsville, hitting 8-of-14 shots overall and connected on 6-for-12 at the charity stripe. She followed that with a career-best 31 points along with eight boards and three assists in a come-from-behind win over Lee University. Reeves netted 28 of her 31 points in the second half, helping the Bucs erase a 41-17 deficit in the 60-55 win, hitting 10-of-18 shots overall with three 3-pointers as well as 8-of-10 attempts at the foul line.
The 6-foot-1 forward collected 28 points and 10 caroms in a 54-52 victory against Shorter University, making 10-of-15 shots overall with two more triples and 6-for-8 at the foul line. She is averaging 17.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game for CBU.
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
December 13 – Samantha Reeves, Christian Brothers
December 20 – Darby Maggard, Belmont
January 3 – Ty Petty, Middle Tennessee
January 10 – Sally McCabe, Belmont