Windler, Price garner second straight TSWA award honors


MEN’S BASKETBALL: Belmont’s Windler repeats as TSWA award winner
– Belmont University’s Dylan Windler earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades, posting 30.5 points and 13.0 rebounds in a pair of victories for the Bruins.

The Indianapolis, Ind., native registered 20 points and 14 rebounds along with five assists, hitting 9-of-18 shots with a pair of 3-pointers at Eastern Kentucky. The senior followed that with a career-high 41 points on 12-of-20 shooting, including eight 3-pointers, at Morehead State, recording 12 rebounds and three steals. He scored 16 points in the final 4:56 of the first half and 11 in the final 3:31 of regulation in the 96-86 win.

His 41 points represented the most points scored by any player in the OVC this season and was one shy of the Belmont NCAA Division I era single-game scoring record.

Windler ranks among OVC leaders in 10 statistical categories, including third in scoring and first in rebounding. He entered February as one of only five players nationally averaging at least 19.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game.

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
January 23 – Donovan Donaldson, Tusculum University
January 29 – Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb
February 7 – Dylan Windler, Belmont


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Carson-Newman’s Price garners second straight TSWA weekly honor
– Carson-Newman’s Haris Price posted Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors, averaging 25.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.5 steals in two Eagles victories.

The Gatlinburg, Tenn., native scored 28 points on 10-of-15 shooting, including 6-for-8 from 3-point range, in a win against Mars Hill University, adding six assists, five rebounds and two steals. The senior guard then netted a game-high 23 points, connecting on 8-of-13 field goals against Coker, recording eight rebounds, five steals and three assists in 23 minutes.

Price moved into ninth place on the all-time scoring list at Carson-Newman with 1,263 points. She is averaging 25 points on 60 percent shooting overall and 49 percent (29-for-49) from 3-point range since the calendar turned to 2019.

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
January 23 – Kayla Marosites, Carson-Newman
January 29 – Morgan Martin, Union University
February 7 – Haris Price, Carson-Newman