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DREAMSEAT Basketball Players of the Week - Feb 24

VANCOUVER, Wa. - The Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges has named its DreamSeat/Seating Solutions Basketball Players of the Week for February 24, 2014.

MEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Feb 24

Bryce WhiteBryce White, Chemeketa
Freshman Guard

Chemeketa Community College freshman guard Bryce White has been named the DreamSeat/Seating Solutions Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges’ Player of the Week for February 24.

White helped keep Chemeketa’s (13-13; 9-5) playoff hopes alive in a 95-88 win last Saturday over Lane (12-16; 5-9). The win Saturday forced a win-or-go-home playoff match-up with Southern Region Rival Mt. Hood Community College (Monday, Feb. 24).

White started the week scoring 44 points on 15-23 shooting (65%) along with 11 rebounds, two assists, and a steal in a loss to Southern Region Co-Champions Portland Community College.

With a potential playoff bid on the line, White followed-up his performance with a 32-point (11-12; 92%), seven-rebound, three-steal, one-block outing in Chemeketa’s win over Lane. The win kept Chemeketa’s playoff hopes alive and forced a playoff match-up for the fourth and final seed in the Southern Region vs Mt. Hood.

The Portland, Oregon native will finish as the league’s third leading scorer this season with a 27.6 points-per-game average. Additionally, White will rank 15th in assists (3.76) per game. Currently, White is 19th in FG% with a 54.3% average, and 12th in FT% shooting 79.7% this season.

Also nominated: David Ware, Everett

Previous Selections
Dec. 9: Theo VandenEkart, Everett
Dec. 16: Kwinn Hanson, Spokane; Brendan Westendorf, Big Bend
Dec. 23 Sean Price, Clark
Dec 30: Stephen Walter, Columbia Basin
Jan 6: Dominique McClendon, Everett
Jan 13: Bryce White, Chemeketa
Jan 20: Kyle Impero, Whatcom; Collin Spickerman, Clark
Jan 27: Payton Pervier, Edmonds
Feb 3: Xavier Bazile, Peninsula
Feb 10: Mac Johnson, Mt Hood
Feb 17: Warren Edmondson, Portland; David Ware, Everett

WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Feb 24

Morgan FreemanMorgan Freeman, Spokane
Sophomore Center

Community Colleges of Spokane sophomore center Morgan Freeman is the DreamSeat/Seating Solutions Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Player of the Week for February 24.

Freeman helped Spokane clinch a berth in the NWAACC tournament with two wins this week over Yakima Valley (4-10; 8-19) and Big Bend (16-12; 6-8).

The win over Big Bend allowed Spokane to jump Big Bend in the standings and secure the East Region’s fourth seed.

Against Yakima Valley, Freeman shot 11-20 (55%) to score 26 points along with 10 rebounds, and three blocks in Spokane’s 65-48 win. Freeman followed up with 18 points (8/16; 50%), 11 rebounds, three steals, and one block in Spokane’s 72-59 win over Big Bend. Freeman averaged a double-double on the week with 22 points and 10.5 rebounds-per-game.

The Richland, Washington native finished 14th in NWAACC FT% at 75.9% on the season.

Also nominated: Michelle Bromagem, Wenatchee Valley, Kyndal Charleston, Umpqua; Laci Effenberger, Clackamas;

Previous Selections
Dec. 9: Shelby Snook, Lane
Dec 16: Marikah Wright, Lane
Dec 23: Riley Holsinger, Spokane; Jada Piper, Highline
Dec 30: Asia Smith, Umpqua
Jan 6: Aminata Cole, Southwestern Oregon
Jan 13: Brooke Bowen, Clark; Shelby Snook, Lane
Jan 20: Mar’shay Moore, Blue Mountain
Jan 27: Kayla Tiemersma, Whatcom
Feb 3: Ashli Payne, Umpqua
Feb 10: Riley Holsinger, Spokane
Feb 17: Laci Effenberger, Clackamas

DREAMSEAT Basketball Players of the Week - Feb 17

VANCOUVER, Wa. - The Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges has named its DreamSeat/Seating Solutions Basketball Players of the Week for February 17, 2014.

MEN’S CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK - Feb 17

Portland Community sophomore guard Warren Edmondson and Everett Community College sophomore guard David Ware have been named the DreamSeat/Seating Solutions Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges’ Co-Players of the Week for February 17.

Warren EdmondsonWarren Edmondson, Portland
Sophomore Guard

Edmondson helped keep Portland’s (18-8; 9-3) Southern District championship bid alive in wins over Mt Hood (19-6; 8-4) and Lane (12-14; 5-7). Portland, winners of three-in-a-row, now sits atop the South Region standings with a one game lead. Four other teams are currently tied for second place with 8-4 league records.

In Portland’s 85-77 win over Mt Hood, Edmondson scored 18 points on eight shots (6/8; 75%) including four-of-five on three point attempts. Edmondson also collected three assists, two rebounds, and one steal.

During Portland’s 72-66 win over Lane, Edmondson poured in 26 points, along with 14 rebounds, five assists, and three steals.

Edmondson finished the week averaging 22 points, eight rebounds, and four assists on 50% shooting.

The Vancouver, Washington native is currently 14th in NWAACC Free-throw shooting at 81.3% on the season.  

David WareDavid Ware, Everett
Sophomore, Guard

Ware led Everett College (12-14; 3-9) to a 80-72 win over North Region opponent Peninsula Community College (11-10; 5-7).

Ware collected 17 points, and 12 assists, grabbed four rebounds, and two steals, and zero turnovers in Everett’s win over Peninsula.  

In an 84-92 loss to Skagit Valley (17-8; 10-2), Ware added 22 points, nine assists, 10 rebounds, and two steals.

Ware averaged a double-double over the week with a 19.5 scoring average, and 10.5 assists per game. Ware was one assist shy of a triple-double in his game vs Skagit Valley. Ware also finished with a 3:1 assist-to-turnover ratio on the week.

The Las Vegas, Nevada native is first in NWAACC assists with 8.62 per game, and leads the NWAACC with 224 assists on the year. Ware is second in steals at 3.04 per-game. Ware leads the league in total steals with 79.  

Also nominated: Malik Barnes, Skagit Valley;

Previous Selections
Dec. 9: Theo VandenEkart, Everett
Dec. 16: Kwinn Hanson, Spokane; Brendan Westendorf, Big Bend
Dec. 23 Sean Price, Clark
Dec 30: Stephen Walter, Columbia Basin
Jan 6: Dominique McClendon, Everett
Jan 13: Bryce White, Chemeketa
Jan 20: Kyle Impero, Whatcom College; Collin Spickerman, Clark
Jan 27: Payton Pervier, Edmonds College
Feb 3: Xavier Bazile, Peninsula College
Feb 10: Mac Johnson, Mt Hood Community College

WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK - Feb 17

Laci EffenbergerLaci Effenberger, Clackamas
Sophomore Guard

Clackamas Community College sophomore guard Laci Effenberger is the DreamSeat/Seating Solution Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Player of the Week for February 17.

Effenberger led Clackamas (18-6; 7-4) with 22 points, and seven rebounds in a 54-60 loss to Chemeketa Community College (15-10; 6-4). She tallied three steals, two assists, and one block in the contest.

Effenberger followed up with 26 points, seven rebounds, one steal, and eight assists in Clackamas’s 81-66 win over South Region #1 Umpqua (20-6; 9-2), a win that sealed a trip to the 2014 NWAACC tournament for the Cougars.

The Ketchikan, Alaska native is second in NWAACC assists with 6.3 per-game; 13th in NWAACC scoring at 17 points-per-game; ninth in steals with a 2.7 average; and 15th in 3PT% at 36.4%.

Previous Selections
Dec. 9: Shelby Snook, Lane
Dec 16: Marikah Wright, Lane
Dec 23: Riley Holsinger, Spokane; Jada Piper, Highline
Dec 30: Asia Smith, Umpqua
Jan 6: Aminata Cole, Southwestern Oregon
Jan 13: Brooke Bowen, Clark; Shelby Snook, Lane
Jan 20: Mar’shay Moore, Blue Mountain
Jan 27: Kayla Tiemersma, Whatcom
Feb 3: Ashli Payne, Umpqua
Feb 10: Riley Holsinger, Spokane

 

DREAMSEAT Basketball Players of the Week - Feb 11

VANCOUVER, Wa. - The Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges has named its DreamSeat/Seating Solutions Basketball Players of the Week for February 10, 2014.

MEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Feb 11

Mac JohnsonMac Johnson, Mt. Hood
Sophomore Center


Mt. Hood Community College sophomore center Mac Johnson led Mt. Hood Community College (17-5; 6-3) to a 105-102 win over South Region opponent Chemeketa Community College (10-11; 6-3). The win moved Mt. Hood into a five-way tie for first place in the south region.

Johnson posted 30 points (55%), grabbed 11 rebounds (six offensive), three assists, and one block in the Saints win over the Storm.

The Spokane, Washington native is 13th in NWAACC scoring at 19.3 points-per-game while third in rebounding averaging 10.9 rebounds-per-game, and shooting 62.3% (fourth) on the season.

Previous Selections:
Dec. 9: Theo VandenEkart, Everett
Dec. 16: Kwinn Hanson, Spokane; Brendan Westendorf, Big Bend
Dec. 23 Sean Price, Clark
Dec 30: Stephen Walter, Columbia Basin
Jan 6: Dominique McClendon, Everett College
Jan 13: Bryce White, Chemeketa
Jan 20: Kyle Impero, Whatcom College; Collin Spickerman, Clark
Jan 27: Payton Pervier, Edmonds College
Feb 3: Xavier Bazile, Peninsula College

WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Feb 11

Riley HolsingerRiley Holsinger, Spokane
Sophomore Guard

Community Colleges of Spokane sophomore guard Riley Holsinger led CCS (13-10; 5-5) to a 67-57 win over Blue Mountain (16-7, 5-5) and a 78-58 over Treasure Valley (0-10; 2-21) helping Spokane move into a tie for fourth-place in the east region.

Holsinger shot 9-18 (50%) from the floor while scoring 33 points, grabbing six rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and one steal in CCS’ win over Blue Mountain. Holsinger followed-up that effort with a 24-point, nine-rebound, five-steal, three-block performance against Treasure Valley.

The Spokane, Washington native leads the NWAACC in scoring with 22.5 points-per-game, second in blocks at 2.2, fourth in free-throw shooting at 81.4%, fifth in steals with 3.2 per-game, 12th in assists with four per-game,  19th  in rebounds with 7.9 per-game. Holsinger is in the top 20 for each of the six major statistical categories tracked by the NWAACC.

Previous Selections:
Dec. 9: Shelby Snook, Lane
Dec 16: Marikah Wright, Lane
Dec 23: Riley Holsinger, Spokane; Jada Piper, Highline
Dec 30: Asia Smith, Umpqua
Jan 6: Aminata Cole, Southwestern Oregon
Jan 13: Brooke Bowen, Clark; Shelby Snook, Lane
Jan 20: Mar’shay Moore, Blue Mountain
Jan 27: Kayla Tiemersma, Whatcom
Feb 3: Ashli Payne, Umpqua

 

DREAMSEAT Basketball Players of the Week - Feb 3

VANCOUVER, Wa. - The Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges has named its DreamSeat/Seating Solutions Basketball Players of the Week for February 3, 2014.

MEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK – February 3

Xavier BazileXavier Bazile, Peninsula
Sophomore Guard/Forward


Peninsula College sophomore G/F Xavier Bazile led Peninsula College (10-7; 4-4) to a 76-59 win over North Region opponent Whatcom College (13-5; 6-2).

Bazile posted 29 points (73%), grabbed 14 rebounds, three steals, three assists, and one block in Peninsula’s win over Whatcom.

The win put Peninsula within one game of a top-four position in the north region, and kept Whatcom in second place.

The Mount Tahoma, Washington native is seventh in NWAACC scoring at 22.5 points-per-game while 18th in free-throw shooting at 78.6%.

Also nominated: Mac Johnson, Mt. Hood

Previous Selections:
Dec. 9: Theo VandenEkart, Everett
Dec. 16: Kwinn Hanson, Spokane; Brendan Westendorf, Big Bend
Dec. 23 Sean Price, Clark
Dec 30: Stephen Walter, Columbia Basin
Jan 6: Dominique McClendon, Everett College
Jan 13: Bryce White, Chemeketa
Jan 20: Kyle Impero, Whatcom College; Collin Spickerman, Clark
Jan 27: Payton Pervier, Edmonds College

WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK February 3

Ashli PayneAshli Payne, Umpqua
Freshman Guard

Umpqua freshman guard Ashli Payne led Umpqua College (17-5; 6-1) to wins over George Fox JV (76-51) and win over Portland (109-76) helping Umpqua to their seventh consecutive win to remain tied atop the South Region standings with Lane.

Payne tallied 14 points on 58% shooting and 10 rebounds in 26 minutes against George Fox JV.

Against Portland, she shot 18-24 (75%) from the floor including 5-5 from three, and 12-13 (92%) from the foul line en route to scoring 53 points.

Payne also gathered 11 rebounds to record her second double-double of the week, along with two assists, and two steals.

Payne’s 53 points are the NWAACC’s women's highest single-game scoring output this season.

The Bremerton, Washington native is fifth in NWAACC scoring with 18.8 points-per-game, fourth in rebounds with 10.3 per-game, 17th in field-goal percentage at 51%, and sixth in 3-point percentage at 38.6%.

Also nominated: LaKeisha Anger, South Puget Sound; Darian Gasseling, Wenatchee Valley; Courtney Nelson, Columbia Basin;

Previous Selections
Dec. 9: Shelby Snook, Lane
Dec 16: Marikah Wright, Lane
Dec 23: Riley Holsinger, Spokane; Jada Piper, Highline
Dec 30: Asia Smith, Umpqua
Jan 6: Aminata Cole, Southwestern Oregon
Jan 13: Brooke Bowen, Clark; Shelby Snook, Lane
Jan 20: Mar’shay Moore, Blue Mountain
Jan 27: Kayla Tiemersma, Whatcom

DREAMSEAT Basketball Players of the Week - Jan 27

VANCOUVER, Wa. - The Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges has named its Dreamseat Basketball Players of the Week for January 27, 2014.

MEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Payton PervierPayton Pervier, Edmonds College
Freshman Center


Edmonds College freshman center Payton Pervier, a 7-foot center, led Edmonds College (12-8; 4-3) to a 87-73 win over North Region opponent Olympic College (1-16; 1-6) and a 90-88 win over Everett College (11-10; 2-5).

Both road wins helped move Edmonds College into fourth place in the North Region. Edmonds has won three games in a row.

Pervier posted 23 points, 20 rebounds, two blocks, and one steal, and two assists in 17 minutes of action in Edmond’s win over Olympic. Against Everett, he added 30 points, 19 rebounds, seven blocks, and two steals in 30 minutes of action.

Pervier was a combined 15-16 (94%) from the foul line and finished his week with back-to-back double-doubles while averaging 26.5 points, and 19.5 rebounds per-game, along with 4.5 blocks per-game.
The Snohomish, Washington native has appeared in only seven games this season missing significant time at the start of the season due to injury.

Also nominated: Mishima Gray, Umpqua; Mac Johnson, Mt. Hood; Christopher Parker, Pierce; Andrew Reddout, Columbia Basin; Dustin Watts, Skagit Valley; Chris Parker, Pierce

Previous Selections
Dec. 9: Theo VandenEkart, Everett
Dec. 16: Kwinn Hanson, Spokane; Brendan Westendorf, Big Bend
Dec. 23 Sean Price, Clark
Dec 30: Stephen Walter, Columbia Basin
Jan 6: Dominique McClendon, Everett
Jan 13: Bryce White, Chemeketa
Jan 20: Kyle Impero, Whatcom College; Collin Spickerman, Clark

WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Kayla TiemersmaKayla Tiemersma, Whatcom
Freshman Center

Whatcom freshman center Kayla Tiemersma led Whatcom College to two North Region wins over Everett and Shoreline.

Tiemersma opened her week with 22 points on 8-11 shooting (73%) to go along with her 14 rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and one steal to help Whatcom (10-7; 6-1) defeat north rival Everett (7-13; 4-3) 79-62.

Tiemersma followed-up with a 28-point (10-14; 71%), 13 rebound performance in a 74-48 win over Shoreline (3-12; 1-6). She also pitched-in three steals, two assists, and two blocks.

Tiemersma finished her week shooting 18-25 (72%) with 50 points (25 per-game), 27 rebounds (13.5), five assists (2.5 per-game), four steals (2 per-game), and four blocks (2 per-game).

The Lynden, Washington native is 14th in NWAACC rebounding with 8.2 rebounds per-game.

Also nominated: Amy DeLong, Walla Walla; Courtney Nelson, Columbia Basin; Arinesha Smith, Lower Columbia

Previous Selections
Dec. 9: Shelby Snook, Lane
Dec 16: Marikah Wright, Lane
Dec 23: Riley Holsinger, Spokane; Jada Piper, Highline
Dec 30: Asia Smith, Umpqua
Jan 6: Aminata Cole, Southwestern Oregon
Jan 13: Brooke Bowen, Clark; Shelby Snook, Lane
Jan 20: Mar’shay Moore, Blue Mountain

 

NWAACC Basketball Players of the Week - Jan 21

VANCOUVER, Wa. - The Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges has named its Basketball Players of the Week for January 21, 2014.

MEN'S CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Kyle ImperoKyle Impero, Whatcom
Sophomore Guard

Whatcom College sophomore guard Kyle Impero and Clark College sophomore forward Collin Spickerman have been named Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Co-Players of the Week for January 20.

Impero led Whatcom College (11-4; 4-1) to a 76-50 win over North Region opponent Olympic College (1-14; 1-4) and a 63-61win over Bellevue College (10-8; 4-1) to help the Orcas move into a North Region second-place tie with Bellevue.

Impero posted 43 points, six rebounds, three steals, and two assists in Whatcom’s win over Olympic. Against Bellevue, Impero added 31 points, nine rebounds, two assists, and three steals. In all, Impero scored 74 points and collected 15 rebounds in only two games of action this past week.

The Everson, Washington native leads the NWAACC in scoring with 30.1 points-per-game, 13th in assists (4.5), and 18th in free-throw shooting percentage (80.3%).

Collin Spickerman
Collin Spickerman
, Clark
Sophomore, Forward

Spickerman led Clark College (14-1; 6-0) to wins over Tacoma (7-10; 2-5) 88-75, Grays Harbor (5-11; 2-4) 103-77, and Centralia (2-12; 2-4) 73-55.

Spickerman opened the week with a 23-point (10-22; 83%), nine rebound, six block, three steal, and two assist performance in Clark’s win over Tacoma.

He then followed-up with 26 points, 15 rebounds, six blocks, and two assists on 13-19 shooting (68%) in 28 minutes of play in Clark’s win over Grays Harbor.

In Clark’s third game last week, a 73-55 win over Centralia, Spickerman finished his week with 20 points, six rebounds, two assists, and two steals.

The Portland, Oregon native is 10th in NWAACC scoring with 20.1 points-per-game, fifth in rebounds per game (9.8), first in blocks (3.07; 46 on the season), and 10th in FG% at 58.6%.

Also nominated: John Fletcher, Treasure Valley

Previous Selections
Dec. 9: Theo VandenEkart, Everett
Dec. 16: Kwinn Hanson, Spokane; Brendan Westendorf, Big Bend
Dec. 23 Sean Price, Clark
Dec 30: Stephen Walter, Columbia Basin
Jan 6: Dominique McClendon, Everett College
Jan 13: Bryce White, Chemeketa

WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Mar’Shay MooreMar’Shay Moore, Blue Mountain
Freshman, Guard

Blue Mountain freshman guard Mar’Shay Moore led Blue Mountain Community College to two East Region wins over Big Bend and Spokane. The two wins were Blue Mountains first two wins in the East Region this season.

Moore opened her week with 30 points on 15-28 shooting (53%) to go along with her 12 rebounds, three assists, and two steals to help Blue Mountain (13-5; 3-1) hand east rival Big Bend (15-4; 2-1) its first region loss, 77-75 in overtime.

Moore followed-up her 30-point game with a 32-point effort in a 76-65 win over Spokane (10-7; 2-2) Moore also pitched-in nine rebounds, five assists, and one steal.

The Vancouver, Washington native is second in NWAACC scoring with a 20.8 points-per-game average, and 18th in steals with 2.29 per-game.

Also nominated: Ashli Payne, Umpqua

Previous Selections:
Dec. 9: Shelby Snook, Lane
Dec 16: Marikah Wright, Lane
Dec 23: Riley Holsinger, Spokane; Jada Piper, Highline
Dec 30: Asia Smith, Umpqua
Jan 6: Aminata Cole, Southwestern Oregon
Jan 13: Brooke Bowen, Clark; Shelby Snook, Lane

 

NWAACC Basketball Players of the Week - Jan14

VANCOUVER, Wa. - The Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges has named its Basketball Players of the Week for January 13, 2014.

MEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Bryce WhiteBryce White, Chemeketa
Freshman Guard


Chemeketa Community College freshman guard Bryce White has been named Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Player of the Week for January 13.

White led Chemeketa Community College (7-8; 3-0) to a 71-57 win over South Region rival Mt. Hood Community College (12-4; 1-2) and a 104-74 win over Umpqua Community College (4-11; 0-3) to help the Storm remain undefeated in region play, and tied atop the South Region standings. On the week, White was an efficient 24-35 (68%) from the field and 8-8 from the free throw line compiling 58 points, 12 rebounds, 12 assists, and two steals in two region wins.

White posted 31 points, four assists, two rebounds, and one steal in Chemeketa’s win over Mt. Hood. Against Umpqua, White added 27 points on 12-16 shooting, 10 rebounds, eight assists, and one steal in 28 minutes of action. White was two rebounds shy of a triple-double.
The Portland, Oregon native is third in NWAACC scoring with 27.1 points-per-game, 13th in assists (4.5), and 18th in free-throw shooting percentage (80.3%).

Also nominated: Alex Sattley, Lane; Elijah Smith, Skagit Valley

Previous Selections
Dec. 9: Theo VandenEkart, Everett
Dec. 16: Kwinn Hanson, Spokane; Brendan Westendorf, Big Bend
Dec. 23 Sean Price, Clark
Dec 30: Stephen Walter, Columbia Basin
Jan 6: Dominique McClendon, Everett College

WOMEN’S CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Brooke BowenBrooke Bowen, Clark
Sophomore Forward

Clark College forward Brooke Bowen helped Clark to two West Region wins over Lower Columbia and Pierce College extending Clark’s win-streak to nine games.

Bowen opened her week with 21 points on 8-12 shooting (67%) to go along with her five rebounds, five assists, and one steal to help Clark (11-2; 3-0) hand west rival Lower Columbia (15-4; 2-1) its first region loss, 95-81.

Bowen continued her consistent play recording a stat in every defensive category with 23 points (11-18; 61%), seven rebounds, nine steals, five assists, and one block in 23 minutes of playing time in an 87-53 win over Pierce College (4-10; 1-3).

The Vancouver, Washington native is ninth in NWAACC scoring with a 17.7 points-per-game average, and 17th in steals with 2.7 per-game.

Shelby SnookShelby Snook, Lane
Freshman Guard

Lane CC freshman guard Shelby Snook scored an NWAACC season-high 44 points  on 16 for 25 shooting (64%) while collecting 12 rebounds, and two assists in Lane’s (15-4; 2-1) 94-93 win over south region rival and  5th-ranked Umpqua CC (11-5; 2-1).

The win earned Lane its first region win on the year. Snook had a near triple-double in an 87-44 win over Mt. Hood (2-14; 0-3) contributing eight points, nine rebounds, and 10 assists to help Lane create a three-way tie for first in the South Region.

The Roseburg, Oregon native is second in NWAACC scoring with a 20.7-points-per-game average and fourth in assists with 5.2 per-game.

Also nominated: Bailey Nygaard, Walla Walla;  

Previous Selections
Dec. 9: Shelby Snook, Lane
Dec 16: Marikah Wright, Lane
Dec 23: Riley Holsinger, Spokane; Jada Piper, Highline
Dec 30: Asia Smith, Umpqua
Jan 6: Aminata Cole, Southwestern Oregon

 

NWAACC Basketball Players of the Week - Jan7

VANCOUVER, Wa. - The Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges has named its Basketball Players of the Week for January 7, 2014.

MEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Dominique McClendonDominique McClendon, Everett
Freshman Forward


Dominique McClendon led Everett College (10-5) to a 111-88 win over North Region rival Shoreline College (3-9) to help the Trojans begin region play 1-0.

He shot an efficient 12-15 en route to 26 points in 25 minutes of action in both team’s region opener.

McClendon pulled-in six rebounds along with three assists, and one block with only one turnover. McClendon was perfect on two-point field goals (11-11), while adding one three-pointer on four attempts.

Earlier in the week, McClendon led Everett to the Clackamas Holiday Tournament championship behind a 29-point (12-20), 10-rebound championship game performance in a 109-90 win over Yakima. McClendon was selected to the All-Tournament team.

The Spokane, Washington native is 10th in NWAACC scoring with 20.6 points-per-game, 17th in rebounding (7.7), seventh in blocks (1.3), and ninth in free-throw shooting percentage (82.9%).

Also nominated: DJ Anderson, Southwestern Oregon; Mac Johnson, Mt Hood; Colin Spickerman, Clark; Bryce White, Chemeketa;

Previous Selections
Dec. 9: Theo VandenEkart, Everett
Dec. 16: Kwinn Hanson, Spokane; Brendan Westendorf, Big Bend
Dec. 23 Sean Price, Clark
Dec 30: Stephen Walter, Columbia Basin

WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Aminata ColeAminata Cole, Southwestern Oregon
Freshman Forward

Aminata Cole opened Southern Region NWAACC play with 22 points on 9-18 shooting (4-4 FT) to go along with her 18 rebounds (7 offensive), six blocked shots, and three steals to help Southwestern Oregon (12-5) outscore Mt. Hood (2-12) 18-2 on second chance points en route to a 61-46 win over Mt. Hood.

The Juneau, Alaska native leads the NWAACC in blocks with 2.4 per-game, and in total blocks (36) to go along with her 15.8 points-per-game (13th overall), and 11.8 rebounds-per-game (3rd overall) averages on 51.3 % shooting on the season (20th overall).

Also nominated: Ashley Albertson, Everett;Jasmine Gibbs-Brown, Clackamas

Previous Selections
Dec. 9: Shelby Snook, Lane
Dec 16: Marikah Wright, Lane
Dec 23: Riley Holsinger, Spokane; Jada Piper, Highline College
Dec 30: Asia Smith, Umpqua

NWAACC Basketball Players of the Week - December 30

VANCOUVER, Wa. - The Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges has named its Basketball Players of the Week for December 30, 2013.

MEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Stephen WalterStephen Walter, Columbia Basin
Sophomore, Guard
Columbia Basin sophomore guard Stephen Walter led Columbia Basin College to the Big Bend Holiday Tournament championship with wins over Douglas, Peninsula, and Portland, respectively.

Walter was named MVP of the Big Bend Holiday Tournament in Moses Lake, Washington. Columbia Basin opened the tournament with a 109-72 victory over Douglas with Walter leading the way with 20 points on 7-13 shooting along with three rebounds, two assists, one block, and one steal in 23 minutes of play.

In the second game, Walter scored 17 points on 5-10 shooting, including 6-6 from the foul line. He also collected five rebounds to go along with two assists, and one steal in a 81-53 win over Peninsula.

In the tournament’s championship game, Walter did a little bit of everything in Columbia Basin’s 84-80 win over Portland. Walter finished with seven points on 3-9 shooting, along with four rebounds, three steals, and five assists.

The Pasco, Washington is currently leading the NWAACC in free-throw shooting at 92.9% with only three misses on 42 attempts this season.  

Previous Selections
Dec. 9: Theo VandenEkart, Everett
Dec. 16: Kwinn Hanson, Spokane; Brendan Westendorf, Big Bend
Dec. 23 Sean Price, Clark

WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Asia SmithAsia Smith, Umpqua
Sophomore, Forward
Umpqua sophomore forward Asia Smith led Umpqua to a second place finish in the Lower Columbia Holiday Classic at Centralia College with her outstanding performance over the final December weekend.

Smith recorded back-to-back-to-back double-doubles while leading Umpqua to wins over Blue Mountain, and Lower Columbia before falling to tournament champions North Idaho 63-70.

In the opening game, Smith scored 20 points on 10-16 shooting along with 10 rebounds (eight offensive) in a 78-69 win over Blue Mountain.

She followed-up the next day with an efficient 21-point, 17-rebound performance while shooting 7-9 from the field and 7-10 from the foul line in a 97-81 win over Lower Columbia College.

In the championship game, Smith finished with 18 points, 16 rebounds, one block, one steal, and one assist in a 63-70 loss to North Idaho.

The Los Angeles, California native averages 14.6 points-per-game (18th overall), 11.7 rebounds-per-game (3rd overall) while shooting 51.3% on the season (20th overall).

Also nominated: Brooke Bowen, Clark; Riley Jemmett, Big Bend; Mar’Shay Moore, Blue Mountain.

Previous Selections
Dec. 9: Shelby Snook, Lane
Dec 16: Marikah Wright, Lane
Dec 23: Riley Holsinger, Spokane; Jada Piper, Highline College

NWAACC Basketball Players of the Week - Dec 23

VANCOUVER, Wa. - The Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges has named its Basketball Players of the Week for December 23, 2013.

MEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Sean PriceSean Price, Clark
Sophomore Guard

Clark sophomore guard Sean Price led Clark College to the Everett Crossover Tournament championship with wins over #2-ranked Big Bend, #1-ranked Whatcom, and Lane respectively. Price was named MVP of the tournament.

Over the three-game tournament, Price averaged 22.6 points, and 7.6 rebounds per-game, while shooting 68% from the field, and 77% from the line. Price opened the tournament scoring 27 points on 12-15 shooting while snagging seven rebounds, to go along with five assists in Clark’s 79-72 win over Big Bend.

Price, charged with guarding each opponent’s best offensive threat, went up against two of the NWAACC’s leading scorers in Big Bend’s Brendan Westendorf, and Kyle Impero of Whatcom, who are one and two, respectively, in NWAACC scoring, while keeping each player under his season’s scoring average.

The Vancouver, Washington native is seventh in NWAACC scoring at 21.8 points-per-game while among league leaders in rebounds with 8 per-game (16th), and assists with 4.13 per-game (19th).

Also nominated: DJ Anderson, Southwestern Oregon; Darius Butler, Blue Mountain; David Ware, Everett

Previous Selections
Dec. 9: Theo VandenEkart, Everett
Dec. 16: Brendan Westendorf, Big Bend; Honorable Mention: Kwinn Hanson, Spokane

WOMEN'S CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Riley HolsingerRiley Holsinger, Spokane
Sophomore Guard

Spokane sophomore guard Riley Holsinger was named the Yakima Crossover Tournament MVP with her performance over the weekend. Holsinger led Spokane to a third-place finish at the tournament with contributions from all over the court. In the opening game, Holsinger led Spokane with 25 points, five rebounds, seven steals, and six assists in a 79-45 win over Shoreline.

Holsinger followed-up the next day with a season-high 28 points, seven rebounds, five steals, and four assists in a 62-65 loss to Chemeketa. In the third place game, Holsinger finished with 26 points, seven rebounds, six blocks, and three assists in a 72-59 win over Grays Harbor.

The Spokane, Washington native finds herself in the top 20 in five NWAACC categories starting with scoring with a 21.7 ppg average. Holsinger averages 8.1 rebounds-per-game (13th overall), while also leading the league in steals with 38 on the season (3.8 SPG). She also ranks third in blocks per game (1.8) and 13th in assists per game (3.8).

Jada PiperJada Piper, Highline
Freshman Guard


Highline freshman guard Jada Piper was named the Most Valuable Player at the Bellevue Crossover Tournament leading Highline to wins over #11-ranked Walla Walla, #3-ranked Lane, and Big Bend, respectively.

Piper had her best performance of the year in the championship game, finishing with 30 points on 12-17 shooting (doubling her average), five rebounds, and three assists in Highline’s 93-73 win over Big Bend.

Piper opened the tournament with 26 points on 11-14 shooting with four assists and four steals with zero turnovers. In the second game, She paced Highline with 18 points on 6-10 shooting, also dishing out five assists with three steals.

The Federal Way, Washington native is 13th in NWAAC scoring with a 15.56 average.

Previous Selections
Dec. 9: Shelby Snook, Lane
Dec 16: Marikah Wright, Lane

NWAACC Basketball Players of the Week - Dec 17

VANCOUVER, Wa. - The Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges has named its Basketball Players of the Week for December 16, 2013.

NWAACC MEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Brendan WestendorfBrendan Westendorf, Big Bend
Sophomore Guard

Brendan Westendorf of Big Bend Community College scored 55-points while shooting 20 of 22 from the field in a win over Shoreline Community College in the second day of the Bulldog Classic. Westendorf currently leads the NWAACC in scoring with a 35 points-per-game average.

His 55-point performance is the highest individual scoring performance since the league began tracking regular season stats in 2008 and just topped his 54 point game on Nov 23. In addition,Westendorf also snagged nine rebounds to go along with six assists, five steals, and two blocks. In the third game of the Bulldog Classic, Westendorf poured in another 40 points on 18 of 24 shooting from the floor along with six rebounds, four assists, and two steals in only 20 minutes of play in a win verse Bellevue College.

BBCC coach Mark Poth is truly impressed with Westendorf, "Brendan is probably the most skilled overall player I have had the opportunity to coach in my 27 years at Big Bend."

The Kent, Washington native also leads the NWAACC in steals with 3-per game with a total of 24 steals on the year. Westendorf also ranks eighth in rebounding at 9.5 rebounds-per-game, while dishing out 4.38 assists-per-game, good for 15th overall.

Honorable Mention
Kwinn HansonKwinn Hanson, Spokane
Sophomore Center

Community Colleges of Spokane sophomore center Kwinn Hanson led CCS to the tournament championship with a 36-point, nine-rebound, three-assist, three-block, and two-steal performance during the tournament’s final game.

Hanson was named MVP of the Dale Bates Tournament in Eugene, Oregon. Over the three-game tournament, Hanson averaged 26.3 points, and 8 rebounds per-game, while shooting 71% from the field, and 83% from the line. CCS earned victories over College of the Redwoods, Lower Columbia College, and Southwest Oregon Community College.

The Spokane, Washington native is averaging 22 points and seven rebounds per-game this season. Hanson is shooting 72% on the season.

Also nominated: Collin Spickerman, Clark College; Bryce White, Chemeketa Community College

Previous Selections

Dec. 9: Theo VandenEkart, Everett

NWAACC WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Marikah WrightMarikah Wright, Lane
Freshman Guard-Forward

Lane Community College freshman guard/forward Marikah Wright is the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges’ Player of the Week. Wright was named the Most Valuable Player at the Pierce Invitational leading Lane to wins over Peninsula, Wenatchee Valley, and previously unbeaten Clackamas.

Wright completed the Pierce Invitational with 48 points and 24 rebounds over the course of three games. She had her best performance in the championship match, finishing with 23 points, nine rebounds, two steals, and one block in 3rd-ranked Lane’s overtime win over 2nd-ranked Clackamas.

The Bellevue, Washington native shot 58% from the field during the three-game invitational. Wright's 8.3 rebounds per game average currently ranks 19th in the the league.
Also nominated: Nikki Bond, Clark; Darian Gasseling, Wenatchee Valley; Maria Jessie, South Puget Sound; Genia Taylor, Shoreline

Previous Selections
Dec. 9: Shelby Snook, Lane

NWAACC Basketball Players of the Week - Dec 10

VANCOUVER, Wa. - The Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges has named its Basketball Players of the Week for December 9, 2013.

MEN'S BASKETBALL

Theo VandenEkart

Theo VandenEkart, SO., G,
Everett Community College

Everett sophomore guard Theo VandenEkart is the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges’ Player of the Week.

VandenEkart averaged 28 points, along with 8 rebounds per-game for the 6-foot guard over back-to-back-to-back games as the Trojans finished the Bigfoot Classic 2-1, where he also was named to the Bigfoot Classic All-Tournament team.

VandenEkart was also recognized by head coach Larry Walker as Everett’s best defender over the weekend to go along with leading the tournament in scoring. Over the three games, he scored 84 points, grabbed 24 rebounds, to go with 7 assists, and 10 steals while shooting 48% from the field and 82% from the free-throw line.

The Sultan, Washington native is averaging 20.14 points this season. VandenEkart has 19 steals this season, good for second in the NWAACC.

Also nominated: Kwinn Hanson, Community Colleges of Spokane; Kyle Impero Whatcom; Mac Johnson, Mt. Hood; Aaron Ward, Wenatchee Valley; Brendan Westendorf, Big Bend; Isaac Winston, Green River

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Shelby Snook
Shelby Snook

Shelby Snook, FR., G,
Lane Community College

Lane freshman guard Shelby Snook is the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges’ Player of the Week. Snook was named the Most Valuable Player at the Bulldog Classic leading Lane to wins over Everett, Highline, and Umpqua.

Snook completed the Bulldog Classic with 77 points, 18 assists, and 17 rebounds over the course of three games. She opened the Classic with 18 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists vs. Everett then followed-up with a 34-point, 7-rebound, and 6-assist performance vs. Highline.

In the final game of the Classic, Snook scored 25 points, to go along with 3 rebounds, and 7 assists in Lane’s win over Umpqua.

The Roseburg, Oregon native is third in NWAACC scoring, averaging 20.29 points-per-game over 7 games this season. She is also 12th overall in assists with 3.9 APG.

Also nominated: Brooke Bowen, Clark; Aminata Cole, Southwestern Oregon; Kyla Siri, Southwestern Oregon

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