LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- It was a tough week for Southern College Athletic Conference men’s basketball teams as eight of nine teams were in action and combined to post just a 3-11 record against non-conference opponents.
Colorado College (4-3) was the lone program to secure multiple wins last week, after posting a 2-1 record, including back-to-back wins over Whitter (101-82) and UC Santa Cruz (69-65) following an opening week loss to UC-Colorado Springs. The Tigers were led on the week by CooXooEii Black, who averaged 24.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game, highlighted by a career-high 33 points and 10 rebounds in the victory over Whittier. It marked the third double-double of the season for the junior.
Johnson & Wales (5-1) defeated Whittier, 99-87, on Saturday to extend its best start in program history before losing for the first time all season, 73-69, on Sunday to UC Santa Cruz. Jontrell Herman secured his first double-double of the year with 23 points and 10 rebounds in the victory over the Poets. In the loss, JWU which leads the SCAC in points per game, was held to under 80 for the first time all season.
The SCAC portion of the schedule opens this week, when Johnson & Wales travels to Colorado College on Tuesday, with the rest of scheduled committed to non-conference action with seven of nine teams in action .
For links to box scores and recaps from all of last week's season-opening action, click below:
This Week's Leaders:
Points/game (24.7): CooXooEii Black, Colorado College
Rebounds/game (9.0): Jontrell Herman, Johnson & Wales (Denver)
Assists/game (7.0): Justice Mercadel, Austin College
Steals/game (4.0): Ricky Ray, Centenary; Kam Hogan, Austin College; Devin Roland, Austin College
Blocks/game (2.0): Luke Brumbaugh, Austin College; J'Sean Miller, Schreiner
*FG percentage (76.9): Aaron Knopp, Trinity (10-13)
+FT percentage (100.0): J'Sean Miller, Schreiner (7-7)
#3FG percentage (75.0): Kyle Poerschke, Southwestern (3-4)
*minimum of 4 FGs made per game
+minimum of 2.5 FTs made per game
#minimum of 1.5 3FGs made per game
This Week's Results: