SLIAC Players of the Week - February 19

SLIAC Players of the Week - February 19

A pair of players key to their teams' postseason berths earned the final SLIAC Player of the Week awards for the 2017-18 basketball season. Dix, led the Panthers to a SLIAC Men's Basketball regular season title, while Adams carried the Blue Jays to a pair of wins in the final week to clinch a postseason berth into the SLIAC Women's Basketball Tournament. 



Johari Dix, Greenville University

Johari Dix led the Panthers to a SLIAC regular season title by winning two games last week, extending the teams current winning streak to five. Dix, a junior guard, averaged 23.0 points, 8.0 assists, and 5.0 steals over the two games while shooting 70-percent from the field. He put up 32 points, on 11-of-12 shooting, in a win over Spalding; adding seven assists and five steals. Dix followed with 14 points, in just 20 minutes, in a win over Webster; adding nine assists and five steals. 



Kendahl Adams, Westminster College

Kendahl Adams, a junior guard, came up big win needed by leading Westminster to two must have wins in the final week as the Blue Jays secured a postseason spot. Adams averaged 27.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists in the two wins while shooting 44-percent from the field and 96-percent from the free-throw line. She tallied 21 points and nine rebounds in a win over MacMurray. She then guided her team to a win in their regular season finale over Blackburn with 33 points and 11 rebounds. Adams also committed just one turnover on the week while playing 58 total minutes. This marks her fourth Player of the Week award this season.

Other Notables: 

  • Brock Butler, Iowa Wesleyan University (Men's Basketball) Butler averaged 35.0 points over his final two collegiate games, including a 45 point effort against MacMurray; one point off his career high.
  • Michael Cameron, MacMurray College (Men's Basketball) Averaged 23.0 points per game last week while setting a new program record with 20 assists in a win over Iowa Wesleyan and finishing with a school record 166 assists this season.
  • Parker Davidson, Principia College (Men's Basketball) Davidson recorded a pair of double-doubles last week including 28 points and 14 rebounds against Fontbonne. 
  • Karson Hayes, Blackburn College (Men's Basketball) In a must-win game, Hayes led Blackburn with 38 points, on 13-of-19 shooting, in a win over Westminster that secured the teams postseason spot.
  • Aley Lucas, Webster University (Women's Basketball) Lucas finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds, and 5 steals against Greenville. 
  • Sarah Schraut, Fontbonne University (Women's Basketball) Recorded 13 points and 15 rebounds in  her regular-season finale against Eureka.
  • Hank Thomas, Eureka College (Men's Basketball) Thomas netted 27 points while handing out six assists in a win over Fontbonne.
  • Kobe Wands, Westminster College (Men's Basketball) Averaged 27.0 points, knocking down 10 three-pointers, in two games last week.
  • Nigel Wilcox, Webster University (Men's Basketball) Wilcox finished with 22 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 blocked shots against Blackburn.