MEN’S BASKETBALL: Tusculum’s Donaldson named TSWA award winner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tusculum University’s Donovan Donaldson earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades Wednesday, averaging 24.5 points and 10.0 rebounds in two victories for the Pioneers.
The Nashville, Tenn., native tallied his second double-double of the season with 17 points and 17 rebounds against Carson-Newman, hitting 5-of-12 field goals with four 3-pointers. The 17 rebounds are tied for the seventh-most in a single game in Tusculum history.
The senior guard followed that with a career-high 32 points at Wingate College, connecting on 13-of-23 shots from the field, including 6-of-12 from behind the arc. Donaldson netted 24 points in the second half and knocked down the game-winning basket for Tusculum’s first win at Wingate since 2011.
He is averaging 16.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game this season.
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
December 4 – Chris Porter-Bunton, Austin Peay
December 11 – Admiral Schofield, Tennessee
December 18 – Terry Taylor, Austin Peay
December 24 – Kyvon Davenport, Memphis
December 31 – Jordan Bone, Tennessee
January 9 – Dylan Windler, Belmont
January 16 – Grant Teichmann, Carson-Newman
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Carson-Newman’s Marosites garners TSWA weekly honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Carson-Newman’s Kayla Marosites posted Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors Wednesday, registering 16.5 points and 12.0 rebounds with a pair of double-doubles in two wins for the Eagles.
The Elizabethton, Tenn., native netted 22 points with 13 boards in a 75-70 victory over Tusculum University, hitting 7-of-14 field goals with three 3-pointers. She added 5-for-6 at the foul line in the road win for Carson-Newman.
The junior guard collected 11 points and 11 rebounds in a home victory against Newberry College, connecting on 3-of-9 shots from the field and making all four free throws.
Marosites is averaging 14.7 points and 11.7 rebounds per game this season for the Eagles.
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
December 4 – Klaire Varney, Maryville College
December 11 – Evina Westbrook, Tennessee
December 18 – Kori West, King University
December 24 – Jenny Roy, Belmont
December 31 – Ellie Harmeyer, Belmont
January 9 – Klaire Varney, Maryville College
January 16 – Britton Boyer, Trevecca University