SLIAC Players of the Week - December 12

SLIAC Players of the Week - December 12

The SLIAC Men's and Women's Basketball Players of the Week are Laura Goodnight, from Greenville College and Jimmy Villalobos, from Westminster College.

SLIAC MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK - DEC. 12
JIMMY VILLALOBOS, WESTMINSTER COLLEGE

This week's SLIAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week is Jimmy Villalobos, a guard from Westminster College. Villalobos, a senior from Chihuahua, Mexico, helped the Blue Jays to a come from behind overtime win over Webster. Villalobos recorded 23 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, and three steals in the game. After trailing 40-38 at halftime, despite Villalobos' team high 13 first-half points, the Blue Jays mounted their come back in the second half with Villalobos sparking the way. He added 10 points in the second half, knocking down a pair of three's, while also dishing out three of his four assists in the half. He finished 8-of-17 from the field and committed no turnovers.

SLIAC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK - DEC. 12
LAURA GOODNIGHT, GREENVILLE COLLEGE

Laura Goodnight, a forward from Greenville College, is this week' SLIAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week. Goodnight, a senior from Bothel, Wash., averaged 20.0 points and 8.3 rebounds per game while helping the Panthers go a perfect 3-0 on the week. Goodnight averaged nearly a point per minute on the week, scoring 60 points in just 63 minutes played. Her high was a 32 point performance against St. Mary of the Woods. Goodnight also picked up a double-double against Robert Morris-Springfield with 13 points and 12 rebounds. She finished the week shooting 61.9 percent from the field and added six steals and three blocked shots.

Other Notables:

  • Kendall Davis, Eureka College (Men's Basketball) Davis notched 26 points and 10 rebounds, with five assists, in a win over Principia.
  • Taylor Lucas, Webster University (Women's Basketball) Lucas helped Webster go 3-0 on the week, averaging 9.0 points per game and shooting 68.8 percent from the field.
  • Micah Paulson, Principia College (Men's Basketball) Paulson averaged 19 points over two games last week, including an eight assist effort against Iowa Wesleyan and a 6-for-8 shooting performance against Eureka.
  • Steven Soukup, Iowa Wesleyan University (Men's Basketball) Soukup averaged 28.5 points over two contests last week, including a 32 point effort against Spalding.
  • Hunter Ward, Webster University (Men's Basketball) Ward recorded a double-double last week with 25 points and 10 rebounds against Westminster.
  • Andrea Zalis, Westminster College (Women's Basketball) Zalis finished with 13 points, 14 rebounds, and five blocked shots in a game against Webster.
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