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 Impero, Whatcom
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, Clark
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
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 Moore, Blue Mountain
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
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