Lipscomb's Mathews, Carson-Newman's Wester garner TSWA basketball honors


MEN’S BASKETBALL: Lipscomb’s Mathews named TSWA award winner
– Lipscomb’s Garrison Mathews earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week honors for games February 26-March 4, posting 28.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists in three victories for the Bisons, garnering Tournament MVP accolades in the Atlantic Sun Conference Championships.

The Franklin, Tenn., native scored 29 points with five rebounds and five assists in the quarterfinals against Stetson, connecting on 10-of-16 shots with five 3-pointers. He followed that with 23 points, five boards and four assists versus Jacksonville University.

Mathews netted 33 points in the championship game at Florida Gulf Coast, 26 of those in the first half. He made 10-of-18 shots overall with a season-high seven 3-pointers, adding nine rebounds and three assists. It marked the fourth 30-point game of the season for the junior. He averages 22.1 points and 5.5 rebounds 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
February 6 – Charles Clark, Carson-Newman
February 13 – Jordan Floyd, King University
February 20 – Dylan Windler, Belmont
February 27 – Admiral Schofield, Tennessee


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Carson-Newman’s Wester garners TSWA weekly honor
– Carson-Newman’s Mika Wester garnered Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades for games February 26-March 4, averaging 17.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists, earning Tournament MVP honors in the South Atlantic Conference Championships.

The Newport, Tenn., native made 8-of-16 shots overall with two 3-pointers, netting 20 points with four boards and three assists versus Lenoir-Rhyne. The junior posted 14 points, five rebounds and three assists against Lincoln Memorial and recorded 27 points on 10-of-14 shooting along with seven boards in the championship game versus Wingate, helping the Eagles to the tournament title.

Wester averages 17.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 31 contests this season.

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
February 6 – Kendall Spray, UT Martin
February 13 – Callie Hackett, Trevecca University
February 20 – Chelsey Shumpert, Union University
February 27 – Haris Price, Carson-Newman