Games: February 20-22, 2020
EAST DIVISION PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Nate West, Sr., G, LeTourneau
LeTourneau senior guard Nate West (Houston, Texas) broke multiple conference records, including most points in a game, in the YellowJackets’ 114-98 win over Belhaven to close out the regular season. He netted 67 points on 21-of-43 shooting, both records, and tied the three-pointer record with 12 made on 25 attempts, another record. On Thursday, West scored 47 points with nine threes made, nine rebounds, seven assists and four steals in a 91-76 victory against Louisiana College. For the Week, West averaged 57.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3.5 steals per game. This is his seventh Player of the Week award of the year and 15th of his career.
WEST DIVISION PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Sam Moore, Jr., G, Mary Hardin-Baylor
Mary Hardin-Baylor junior guard Sam Moore (Gonzales, Texas) posted back-to-back double-doubles in leading the Cru to an ASC Championship Tournament berth with road wins at Howard Payne and Sul Ross. He averaged 19.0 points and 12.0 boards per game and added 13 assists and three steals. Against the Yellow Jackets, Moore recorded 19 points, 12 rebounds and four assists, followed by 19 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists in a 77-72 win against the first-place Lobos. This is Moore’s second Player of the Week of the season and fifth of his career.
OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
UT Dallas senior guard Jalen Weber (Houston, Texas) averaged 20.5 points and 6.0 assists per game as he led the Comets to a pair of ASC crossover home wins last week to close out the regular season. Weber scored 29 points on 12-of-20 shooting with seven assists Saturday as the Comets picked up their eighth consecutive victory heading into the postseason with a 100-73 win over McMurry. The Comets claimed their second straight ASC East title.
East Texas Baptist junior forward Chris Haynes (Houston, Texas) posted 23 points shooting 81.8 percent (9-of-11) from the floor with six rebounds and a pair of three-pointers in a 99-88 win over Belhaven He then added 18 points against Louisiana College, making 5-of-5 from the free-throw line. He has scored in double-digits the last four games and had four 20+ games this year. On the week, Haynes, averaged 20.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.
Louisiana College senior guard Denzel Austin (Opelousas, La.) scored the game-winning bucket and free throw with 3 seconds left against in a 78-77 victory at East Texas Baptist to clinch an ASC Championship Tournament berth on the final day of the regular season. He scored 24 points with six rebounds in the game. For the week, Austin averaged 16.0 points and 3.5 boards.
Belhaven senior forward Brosnan Cooks (Elba, Ala.) was one rebound shy of a double-double and posted 40 points in the loss at East Texas Baptist. At LeTourneau, he posted 32 points, 19 rebounds, and eight assists in a losing effort. Cooks averaged 36.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists for the week.
Ozarks junior guard Bryson Johnson (Katy, Texas) averaged 22.5 points and hit 57 percent (15-of-26) from the field over two games. Johnson, who came off the bench in each game, also averaged 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists.
Concordia Texas senior guard Philip Meikle (Cypress, Texas) was the Tornados’ leading scorer in their two games against Sul Ross State and Howard Payne, On Thursday, Meikle scored 27, including 21 in the second half, but CTX was unable to mount a comeback against the Lobos, falling 96-85. On Saturday, Meikle continued his scoring attack, scoring 19 points, shooting 50 percent from behind the arc and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds as the Tornados closed out the regular season with a road win over the Yellow Jackets. On the week, he averaged 23.0 points per game.
Hardin-Simmons sophomore forward Neal Chambliss (Mansfield, Texas) averaged a double-double with 10 points and 11.5 rebounds per game as the Cowboys lost by four at UT Dallas and then closed the season with a win at Ozarks. He posted 12 points and 13 rebounds against the Eagles.
Pena, Parmer, Rollins Named Players of the Week
AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Games: February 20-22, 2020
EAST DIVISION PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Victoria Pena, Sr., G, UT Dallas
UT Dallas senior guard Victoria Pena (Helotes, Texas) averaged 25.5 points, 6.5 rebound, and 3.5 assists while shooting at a 47.7 percent clip in two Comet home wins last week to wrap up the regular season. Pena scored 19 points and added eight rebounds and four assists Thursday night as the No. 17/18 Comets upended then ASC West co-leader Hardin-Simmons, 74-56. She then matched a season-high Saturday afternoon with 32 points on 13-of-22 shooting with six three-pointers in UTD’s 69-57 win over McMurry, the Comets’ 12th straight victory. She added five assists and three assists against the War Hawks. This is Pena’s second straight Player of the Week and ninth of her career.
CO-WEST DIVISION PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Parris Parmer, Fr., F, Hardin-Simmons
Hardin-Simmons freshman forward Parris Parmer (San Angelo, Texas) continued to excel for the Cowgirls averaging 20.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game on the week. She also shot 53.6 (15-of-28) percent from the field and hit 5-of-12 3-pointers. She scored 25 points in the win over Ozarks, her second game this season with 25 or more points. It is Parmer’s second Player of the Week of the season.
CO-WEST DIVISION PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Kendall Rollins, Sr., G, Mary Hardin-Baylor
Mary Hardin-Baylor senior guard Kendall Rollins (Fulshear, Texas) averaged 20 points and 3.0 rebounds per game in leading the No. 16/17 Cru to the ASC West Division title with road wins over Howard Payne and Sul Ross State. She shot 64 percent from the field (14-of-22) and hit 69 percent (9-of-13) from beyond the arc. Kendall poured in 26 points on 6-of-7 three-point shooting against the Lady Jackets and followed with 14 points in just 25 minutes in the victory versus the Lady Lobos. It is her sixth career Player of the Week honors.
OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
East Texas Baptist senior forward Kim Childress (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) was the primary factor in the four-point win over Belhaven with 21 points, making 11-of-13 free throws, two steals, two assists, and ten rebounds for a double-double. She scored an and-one to end the first quarter to put ETBU up by one, 16-15. She also had a key free throw made in the final 35 seconds to help with the win. She played in only 16 minutes against Louisiana College, putting in 10 points with seven rebounds.
Louisiana College sophomore guard Kayla Kinney (Zion, Ill.) averaged 11.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in the Lady Wildcats’ two losses. She had 15 points, 12 boards, and three steals at LeTourneau.
Belhaven junior guard Mariah Collins (Chicago, Ill.) played a major role in the production of offense for the Blazers the past two games, averaging 17.5 points, 4.5 assists, 4.5 steals and 3.0 rebounds. She recorded 14 points, five boards, five assists, and eight steals in a loss at East Texas Baptist, then scored 21 points with four helpers at LeTourneau.
Ozark’s sophomore guard Kerigan Bradshaw (Harrison, Ark.) averaged 19.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game over the Eagles final two contests. She scored 18 points in an 81-75 win over McMurry, followed by 20 points with seven boards against Hardin-Simmons.
Howard Payne freshman guard Bria Neal (LaPlace, La.) averaged 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds for the Lady Jackets over two games. Neal scored 18 versus against No. 16/17 Mary Hardin-Baylor and then followed that with 15 points and ten rebounds versus Concordia Texas. The win over the Tornados secured the ASC West third seed for the Lady Jackets in the ASC Championship Tournament.
Concordia Texas freshman guard Madi Maxwell (Godley, Texas) scored a team-high 17 points in the Tornados’ heartbreaking loss to Sul Ross State. Against Howard Payne, Maxwell scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a loss. For the week, she averaged 14.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per contest.
Sul Ross State senior guard/forward Chandre Nunez (San Antonio, Texas) averaged 22.5 points, and 10.0 rebounds per game as the Lady Lobos went 1-1. She recorded 18 points and 14 boards in a 62-57 win over Concordia Texas, followed by 27 points and six rebounds in a loss to No. 16/17 Mary Hardin-Baylor.