The SLIAC Men's and Women's Basketball Players of the Week are Kennedy Dura, from Eureka College, and Shane Smith, from Greenville College.
SLIAC MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK - JAN. 16
Shane Smith is this week's SLIAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week after helping Greenville College win a key conference game against Eureka College. Smith, a senior from Los Angeles, Calif., scored a team high 34 points in his team's 145-142 overtime win, including netting 20 points after halftime. He finished the game 12-of-17 shooting from the floor, while knocking down a pair of three-pointers and going 8-of-10 from the free-throw line. Smith also grabbed seven rebounds in the game and added four assists and three steals.
SLIAC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK - JAN. 16
Kennedy Dura, a freshman guard from Eureka College, is this week's SLIAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week. Dura, from Edwards, Ill., led the Red Devils to a 66-49 win over Greenville, Eureka's largest margin of victory over the Panthers since the 1992-93 season. Dura finished the contest with 16 points, going 7-of-11 from the field with a pair of three-pointers. Dura added four assists, while committing just one turnover, and three steals.
- Adaku Anumu, Principia College (Men's Basketball) Anumu led Principia to a come from behind win over MacMurray, scoring 18 of his 24 points in the second half; while going 8-of-14 from three-point range.
- Natalie Busscher, Webster University (Women's Basketball) Busscher was busy in limited action, finishing with 15 points, six rebounds, and four steals in just 16 minutes of action in a win over Blackburn.
- Hank Thomas, Eureka College (Men's Basketball) Thomas scored a career high 44 points against Greenville, just three points shy of the program record for single-game scoring.
- Nick Trisko, Spalding University (Men's Basketball) Trisko picked up two more double-doubles last week, averaging 20.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game, giving him 11 this season which ranks 6th in NCAA Division III.