MEN’S BASKETBALL: Austin Peay’s Porter-Bunton named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Austin Peay’s Chris Porter-Bunton earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades Tuesday, registering 16.0 points and 9.5 rebounds in a pair of road victories for the Govs.
The Bowling Green, Ky., native posted 16 points and 15 rebounds in an overtime victory at Troy. The senior forward made a layup and then gathered a steal and an assist for another basket before hitting two free throws, helping force overtime against the Trojans. APSU secured its first true non-conference road victory since 2015.
Porter-Bunton followed that with 16 points and five boards at Alabama A&M, making all six shot attempts versus the Bulldogs. He made 12-of-20 shots overall in the two outings and is averaging 12.0 points and 5.8 rebounds through eight contests.
2018-19 TSWA MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
November 13 – Tyree Boykin, Union University
November 20 – Grant Teichmann, Carson-Newman
November 27 – Grant Williams, Tennessee
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Maryville’s Varney garners TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Maryville College’s Klaire Varney posted Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors Tuesday, averaging 22.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 5.0 steals in two games for the Scots.
The Crossville, Tenn., native netted 23 points with nine rebounds and four assists in 34 minutes versus Huntingdon College. She made 9-of-12 at the foul line in the contest while shooting 7-for-18 overall against the Hawks.
The sophomore guard connected on 8-of-16 shots and finished with 21 points, six boards, six assists and eight steals (career-high) in a victory over LaGrange College.
Varney is averaging 16.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 3.8 steals per game, leading the club in points, assists and steals through six games.
2018-19 TSWA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
November 13 – Mika Wester, Carson-Newman
November 20 – Kayla Marosites, Carson-Newman
November 27 – Rennia Davis, Tennessee