Madgen wins player of the week honors

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State senior Ben Madgen was named the Peach Belt Conference’s Player-of-the-Week Monday afternoon, according to an announcement from the league office.

The award is the first of the season and the fourth in the career for Madgen, a 6-4, 185-pound guard from Williamstown, Australia.

Madgen has helped lead sixth-ranked ASU to a 4-0 start in 2009-10. He averaged 21.0 ppg., 6.0 rpg., and 3.5 apg., in a pair of wins last week. He started with 18 points, six rebounds and five assists in an 81-63 victory at Life on Nov. 25 and followed up with a season-high 24 points and six rebounds in a 70-53 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday, Nov. 28.

For the week, he shot 46.2 percent from the field, 30.0 percent from 3-point range and was 15-of-18 (.833) from the free throw line.

With 24 points vs. L-R, Madgen moved into third place on the ASU and PBC scoring lists with 1,737 points, passing Keenan Mann in the Jags’ career annals and former Francis Marion standout Louis McCullough on the PBC charts. He now needs 126 points to become the PBC’s all-time leading scorer and 158 points to overtake former ASU standout Derek Stewart as the school’s career scoring leader.

ASU hosts Paine College on Thursday, Dec. 3 in a non-conference doubleheader at Christenberry Fieldhouse. The women’s contest is slated for a 5:30 p.m., start, with the men’s contest to follow at approximately 7:30 p.m.

The Jags kick off their PBC schedule at home on Saturday, Dec. 5, taking on Armstrong Atlantic State beginning with the women’s matchup at 5:30 p.m.

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