David King is definitely in the house.
The Southwestern center and Maize product really did his thing the past two games, and he’s the KCAC player of the week for his efforts — the 6-foot-11 junior averaged 22.2 points and 6 rebounds in wins over KCAC frontrunners Sterling (75-66) and Ottawa (79-76). That’s big. King is averaging 16.3 points and 6.5 rebounds per game this season. Now only if the Moundbuilders, winners of three straight, hadn’t lost all-KCAC guards Alwyn Jordan and Justin Diggles to season-ending injuries earlier this year… MAN!
Kansas Wesleyan’s Emily Luckeroth averaged 21 points and 7 rebounds in wins over Bethany and Saint Mary to grab women’s honors. She’s a big reason for the Coyotes having their best season since 1988.
And speaking of 1988, here’s the best thing about that year. Gotta love John McClain.
BASKETBALL: Southwest Baptist’s Matt Rogers went and locked up MIAA player of the year status, in my book at least. He won player of the week honors for the fourth time, and third time in the last four weeks. No player has dominated the league this year as much as him. Not even close. That’s only one more than Emporia State’s Ida Edwards, who grabbed weekly kudos for the third time this season after averaging 20.5 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks and 3 assists for the No. 8 Hornets, who won against SBU and Mo Southern to stay in first place.
SOFTBALL: ESU’s softball team did big things last season, and went 3-1 at the CBS Insurance Softball Classic in Abilene, Texas, over the weekend. The 25th-ranked Hornets put five players on the all-tournament team, including freshman pitcher Jennifer Heery, a Goddard product. Here’s the whole team:
CBS INSURANCE CLASSIC ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
C — Jessica Shiery, Abilene Christian
1B — Jennifer Dace, Emporia State
2B — Linda Ketter, Emporia State
SS — Bailey Mathes, SE Oklahoma State
3B — Miranda Campbell, Emporia State
OF — Kelly Zamora, St. Mary’s
OF — Kristin Goins, SE Oklahoma State
OF — Abby Hughes, Emporia State
DH — Kelly Baker, St. Mary’s
P — Jennifer Heery, Emporia State
P — Marjorie Johnson, SE Oklahoma State
P — Jami McAdoo, SE Oklahoma State
MVP — Marjorie Johnson, SE Oklahoma State
SEE YA SOON