MEN’S BASKETBALL: Carson-Newman’s Clark named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Carson-Newman’s Charles Clark earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades on Tuesday, posting back-to-back triple-doubles, including 54 points in the second game, the most points in a triple-double in NBA or NCAA history.
The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native collected 33 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists versus Brevard College, hitting 10-of-15 shots with four 3-pointers. He was also 9-for-10 at the foul line in the victory.
The junior guard followed that with a remarkable performance against Coker College, netting 54 points with 11 rebounds, 12 assists and four steals. He made 16-of-27 shots overall, including 7-for-14 from beyond the arc, as well as 15-of-16 at the charity stripe.
Clark averages 22.5 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game this season for the Eagles.
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
January 17 – Brody Stone, University of the South
January 24 – Charles Clark, Carson-Newman
January 31 – Jacolby Mobley, UT Martin
February 7 – Javier Martinez, UT Martin
February 14 – Charles Clark, Carson-Newman
February 21 – John Murry, Austin Peay
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Chattanooga’s Joyner earns TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Chattanooga’s Joyner garnered Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors on Tuesday, recording 17.0 points, 14.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 blocks in a pair of wins for the Mocs, clinching the Southern Conference regular season championships.
The Southaven, Miss., native posted 15 points, 15 boards, four assists and four blocks in a victory against Furman, hitting 6-of-13 shots overall. In the title-clinching contest, the senior forward collected 19 points, 14 caroms, four assists and a pair of blocks, making 6-of-12 from the field and 7-for-8 at the foul line.
Joyner now has 427 career blocked shots, ranked 10th on the all-time NCAA list. She also moved into 16th-place on the all-time scoring list at UTC (1,269 points) and ranks fourth in career rebounds with 941. She averages 12.8 points, 10.5 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game this season for the Mocs.
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
January 17 – Samantha Reeves, Christian Brothers
January 24 – Alex Johnson, Middle Tennessee
January 31 – Bria Gaines, Union University
February 7 – Amber Levi, Bryan College
February 14 – Ty Petty, Middle Tennessee
February 21 – Sally McCabe, Belmont
BASEBALL: Tennessee Tech’s Harris, Lipscomb’s Puckett garner TSWA accolades
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech’s Collin Harris and Lipscomb’s Brady Puckett were named the Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association on Tuesday for their performances for February 20-26.
Harris batted .462 (6-for-13) with four home runs, six RBIs and six runs scored in three games for the Golden Eagles. The Frankfort, Ky., native tied a program record with three home runs, driving in four runs in the first game of a weekend series against Bradley.
The junior outfielder doubled and scored once in the second game versus the Braves and added two hits and two runs scored in the series finale. Harris is batting .462 with two doubles, five home runs, nine RBIs and 10 runs scored through seven games for TTU.
Puckett tossed a one-hit shutout against Bowling Green, his sixth career complete game for the Bisons. The junior righthander used just 96 pitches in the 2-0 victory, striking out seven with one walk. He faced just two batters over the minimum, overcoming three errors in the contest. Puckett is 2-0 with a 1.72 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 15.2 innings over two appearances this season.
2017 TSWA BASEBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
February 14 – Ryan Addington, Carson-Newman (Player); Travis Dohr, Cumberland University (Pitcher)
February 21 – Nolen Milton, Union University (Player); Evan Heffner, Maryville College (Pitcher)
SOFTBALL: Union’s Scott, Lipscomb’s Jordan named TSWA award winners
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Union University’s Ashley Scott and Lipscomb’s Mandy Jordan were named the Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association on Tuesday for their performances for February 20-26.
Scott batted .615 (8-for-13) with two home runs, three doubles, 10 RBIs and five runs scored in four games for the Bulldogs. The Dickson, Tenn., native posted three hits with a double, a triple and a homer along with three RBIs and three runs scored versus LeMoyne-Owen. The freshman infielder doubled and homered in the first game of a weekend series against Christian Brothers, driving in three runs and scoring twice.
She doubled and drove in two runs in the middle game of the series and added two more hits and two RBIs in the series finale against the Bucs. Scott is batting .396 with four doubles, three home runs, 17 RBIs and 11 runs scored in 15 contests this season for Union.
Jordan posted a 3-0 mark with one save in four appearances, including a shutout of 19th-ranked Pittsburgh for the Bisons. The Camden, Ala., native scattered eight hits and struck out eight in a 1-0 victory over the Panthers to start the tournament at Troy.
The sophomore righthander gave up just five hits and struck out five in a shutout against Southeastern Louisiana and allowed one earned run on five hits with nine strikeouts in a victory versus Troy. She also tossed a perfect inning to pick up a save earlier in the tournament against the Trojans.
Jordan is 7-2 with a 1.42 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 59.1 innings over 10 appearances this season.
2017 TSWA SOFTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
February 14 – Lexi Cushing, Middle Tennessee (Player); Brooklin Lee, Belmont (Pitcher)
February 21 – Chelsey Deloney, Belmont (Player); McCarley Thomas, Lipscomb (Pitcher)