Carson-Newman's Clark, UT Martin's Spray earn TSWA accolades


MEN’S BASKETBALL: Carson-Newman’s Clark named TSWA award winner
– Carson-Newman’s Charles Clark earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week honors on Tuesday, posting his fourth career triple-double while registering 21.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 7.5 assists in two wins for the Eagles.

The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native collected his fourth career triple-double against Anderson University, the most for any active player in the NCAA. He finished with 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, hitting 6-of-14 shots overall with a pair of 3-pointers.

Clark made 6-of-11 shots and was 12-for-13 at the foul line for 24 points in an overtime victory over Lenoir-Rhyne. He moved into second place all-time in the South Atlantic Conference in scoring (2,178 points) and netted eight of his 24 points in overtime, adding four boards and five assists while playing all 45 minutes.

Clark is averaging 21.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game this season.

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
January 30 – Adrian Thomas, University of the South


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: UT Martin’s Spray garners TSWA weekly honor
– UT Martin’s Kendall Spray earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades on Tuesday, averaging 29.5 points and 7.5 3-pointers in a pair of wins for the Skyhawks.

The Lebanon, Tenn., native connected on 7-of-10 triples and netted a game-high 25 points in just 27 minutes against Austin Peay. The sophomore made 8-of-13 shots overall and added two assists and two rebounds.

Spray hit eight 3-pointers and helped the Skyhawks overcome an 18-point deficit versus Murray State, scoring 34 points. She finished 11-of-17 overall and 8-for-13 from behind the arc. It marked the sixth time in her career she has made eight or made 3-pointers in a game.

Spray ranks second nationally with 97 made 3-pointers this season while shooting 45 percent from behind the arc and averaging 17.9 points per game.

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
January 30 – Kori West, King University