MEN’S BASKETBALL: Lipscomb’s Mathews named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lipscomb’s Garrison Mathews earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week honors on Tuesday, posting 35.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in a pair of contests, including a school single-game record 43 points at Kennesaw State.
The Franklin, Tenn., native recorded 28 points with five 3-pointers against Fisk University, hitting 9-of-15 shots overall in just 22 minutes in the nonconference victory. The junior guard then posted a school single-game record 43 points in the conference opener at Kennesaw State, connecting on 12-of-20 shots overall with four triples. He made 15-of-17 at the foul line as well, adding 13 rebounds with three assists.
Mathews is averaging 22.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in 16 games this season for Lipscomb.
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
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Union’s Shumpert garners TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Union University’s Chelsey Shumpert earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades on Tuesday, averaging 23.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.5 steals in a pair of victories for the Bulldogs.
The Paducah, Ky., native netted 16 points and six boards with a pair of 3-pointers versus Auburn Montgomery. The senior guard made 11-of-25 shots overall with three 3-pointers, posting 31 points, eight rebounds and seven steals in a victory at North Alabama. She has 12 games this season with 20-plus points and five with 30-plus in 14 outings.
Shumpert is averaging 25.0 points and 7.2 rebounds per game this season for Union.
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