Abilene Christian’s Jaren Lewis Lands Southland Men’s Basketball Weekly Honors

first_imgLewis put together his two best games as a Wildcat. In Wednesday’s game versus Nicholls, the junior forward pulled down a career-best 20 rebounds to set an ACU Division I era record. He also added 18 points, two steals, an assist and block in the outing. He followed that performance with a 17-rebound effort against UIW on top of a 20-point night, knocking down two triples in a second half run to open up the game for the Wildcats. He has now registered three consecutive double-doubles. Week 15 Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Jaren Lewis is the Southland Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Jaren Lewis – Jr. – Forward – Orlando, Fla. The Wildcats (15-11, 7-6 SLC) split their games at home last week, falling to first place Nicholls (16-9, 10-2 SLC) 69-65 on Wednesday and defeating UIW (5-17, 0-12 SLC) 80-69 on Saturday. Lewis averaged 19 points and 18.5 rebounds for the two games to keep ACU on pace to clinching its first Southland postseason berth in its first year eligible since completing the transition to Division I. The Wildcats and Lamar (15-11, 7-6 SLC) are tied for seventh place.center_img Honorable Mention: Roddy Peters, Nicholls; Marlain Veal, Southeastern Louisiana; Shanon Bogues, Stephen F. Austin; Christopher Galbreath, Jr., Sam Houston State. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img

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