Thursday, January 16, 2014
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced the Basketball Players of the Week for week nine of the 2013-14 basketball season. Paine’s Sean Morgan was named Player of the Week.
The sophomore forward averaged 23.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in last week’s wins over LeMoyne-Owen and Lane. Morgan also averaged one assist, two steals and one block over those two games. The Atlanta native scored a career-high 31 points as he came in off the bench against Lane. He also pulled down 11 rebounds for a double-double against the Dragons. Against LeMoyne-Owen, Morgan shot 89 percent from the field and against Lane, he shot 65 percent from the field and 90 percent from the free throw line.
The SIAC named Benedict’s Andrew Crawford as Newcomer of the Week. Crawford led the Tigers in three wins last week averaging 20 points.
For the women, Conisha Hicks from Clark Atlanta was named Player of the Week and Benedict’s Britenique Harrison was named Newcomer of the Week. Hicks had 22 points, six rebounds, five assists and six steals in one game last week. Harrison averaged 6.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 1.7 blocks over three games last week.
Paine’s Ariel Brown and Jemetria Fletcher received Notable Mention. Brown averaged 25.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and five assists while Fletcher averaged 11.5 points and five rebounds.