MEN’S BASKETBALL: Sewanee’s Thomas named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – University of the South’s Adrian Thomas earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week honors on Wednesday, posting 25.5 points and 15.0 rebounds with a pair of double-doubles in two wins for the Tigers.
The Chattanooga, Tenn., native recorded a career-high 32 points in a 99-96 victory over Rhodes College, hitting 12-of-17 shots overall and 8-for-10 at the foul line. The sophomore grabbed 13 rebounds against the Lynx as well.
Thomas followed that with 19 points and a career-best 17 boards in a win versus Hendrix College, connecting on 9-of-22 shots from the field. He ranks second in the Southern Athletic Association this season in points (19.6) and rebounds (8.9) per contest.
2017-18 TSWA MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
November 14 – Devin Whitfield, Trevecca University
November 21 – Dylan Windler, Belmont
November 28 – Grant Williams, Tennessee
December 5 – Nick King, Middle Tennessee
December 12 – Fatodd Lewis, UT Martin
December 19 – Amanze Egekeze, Belmont
December 27 – Nick King, Middle Tennessee
January 3 – Averyl Ugba, Austin Peay
January 9 – Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb|
January 16 – Jeremiah Martin, Memphis
January 23 – Dylan Windler, Belmont
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: King’s West garners TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – King University’s Kori West earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades on Wednesday, averaging 22.7 points and 16.0 rebounds with three double-doubles for the Tornado.
The Shelby, N.C., native matched her career-high with 22 points along with 15 rebounds, four assists and three blocks at Erskine College. The sophomore made 9-of-15 shots overall and was 4-for-7 at the foul line in the victory.
West posted career-highs with 28 points and 20 rebounds in a win over Barton College, becoming the first 20-20 player since King moved to NCAA Division II. She connected on 11-of-13 shots overall and hit 6-of-8 free throws in the 68-60 victory.
She finished the week with 18 points and 13 rebounds in a win versus the University of Mount Olive for her seventh double-double of the season and fifth in the last six games. West is averaging 11.4 points and 9.6 rebounds per contest this season for the Tornado.
2017-18 TSWA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
November 14 – Mika Wester, Carson-Newman
November 21 – Haris Price, Carson-Newman
November 28 – Kylee Smith, Belmont
December 5 – Chelsey Shumpert, Union University
December 12 – Kendall Spray, UT Martin
December 19 – Ant’Treasia Patton, Cumberland University
December 27 – Kylee Smith, Belmont
January 3 – Sally McCabe, Belmont
January 9 – Chelsey Shumpert, Union University
January 16 – Jada Perkins, Union University
January 23 – Chelsey Shumpert, Union University