From the SIAC;
The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced its men’s and women’s basketball Players of the Week.
For women, Bria Gibbs (Savannah State) was named Player of the Week, while Ta’Quashia Lumpkin (Savannah State) earned Newcomer of the Week.
For men, Deshawn Millington (Tuskegee) was named Player of the Week, while Devin Booker (Tuskegee) earned Newcomer of the Week, released by the league office on Tuesday.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Bria Gibbs, Savannah State, Center | Junior | Greensboro, N.C.
Bria Gibbs had another fantastic week, scoring double figures in two wins for Savannah State. Against Spring Hill, Gibbs recorded her fifth double-double of the season with 12 rebounds and 17 points. Against Fort Valley State on Saturday, Gibbs scored 13 points. The Lady Tigers lead the SIAC at 13-0, 7-0 and are one of three undefeated teams in the nation.
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK– Ta’Quashia Lumpkin, Savannah State, Forward | Freshman | Beaufort, S.C.
In her first season playing for Savannah State Ta’Quasia Lampkin is quickly becoming key to their victories. In a win against Fort Valley State, Lampkin recorded her first double-double with a season-high 22 points and 16 rebounds. She also led in steals with 7. She leads the team in steals this season with 36 and is second on the team in blocks with 12. The Lady Tigers lead the SIAC at 13-0, 7-0 and are one of three undefeated teams in the nation.
OTHER PLAYERS NOMINATED
|WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK||n/a|
|WOMEN’S NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK||n/a|
PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Deshawn Millington, Tuskegee, Guard | Senior | Brooklyn, N.Y
In two games last week, Tuskegee’s Deshawn Millington led the Golden Tigers to two wins over Edward Waters and Lane. Millington, a senior from Brooklyn, N.Y., had a season-high 23 points against Edward Waters while adding four assists, four steals, and two rebounds. Against Lane, Millington led with 19 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and one steal.
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK– Devin Booker, Tuskegee, Guard | Junior | Chicago, IL
Booker is the leading scorer for the Golden Tigers in two contests this week.
Against Edward Waters, Booker posted five points and three rebounds. Against Lane, the junior guard collected 16 points and six rebounds. He is averaging 12.9 points per game and 1.7 rebounds per game in an average of 30.8 minutes per contest with 11 starts in 12 games played.
OTHER PLAYERS NOMINATED
|MEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK||Montrell Jacobs (Kentucky State)|
|MEN’S NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK||n/a|