Courtesy of the SIAC
ATLANTA, Ga. (November 15, 2022) – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced its men’s and women’s basketball Players of the Week.
For women, Mahogany Randall (Benedict) was named Player of the Week, while Shakera Duncan (Benedict) earned Newcomer of the Week.
For men, Beril Kabamba (Spring Hill) was named Player of the Week, while Gob Gabriel (Benedict) earned Newcomer of the Week, released by the league office on Tuesday.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Mahogany Randall, Benedict| Guard | Graduate Student | Pelham, GA
Mahogany Randall paced the way for Benedict College in a 64-61 victory over Paine College. Randall would lead the Lady Tigers with 24 points, four rebounds, three steals, an assist and a block. Benedict would go on a 10-1 run capped by a Mahogany Randall 3-pointer with under 5 minutes of play.
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK– Shakera Duncan, Benedict|Guard | Freshman | Houston, TX
In her debut for the Lady Tigers, Shakera Duncan had 14 points, team-high 11 rebounds, four steals, two blocks, and an assist in Benedict’s 64-61 victory over Paine College. She was the second leading scorer for Benedict behind Mahogany Randall.
OTHER PLAYERS NOMINATED
|WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK||Brittney Bolin (Tuskegee)|
|WOMEN’S NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK||Lemyiah Harris (Miles)|
PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Beril Kabamba, Spring Hill| Forward | R-Sophomore | Clearwater, FL
Preseason all-conference first team selection Beril Kabamba led the Badgers to a 1-0 start on the season after recording 25 points, seven rebounds and one block in a 72-59 win against crosstown rival, Mobile, on Saturday night. He also hit a career-high three buckets from beyond the arc and was 100 percent from the free throw line. Prior to the Badgers’ season opener, Kabamba recorded a double-double at Samford in an exhibition game on Thursday. He picked up 20 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, one block and steal against the Bulldogs.
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK– Gob Gabriel, Benedict| Guard | Junior | Manchester, NH
Gabriel, a transfer from Hill College, had 14 points in his Benedict debut in a loss to Florida Tech. He added eight points, three assists and two steals in a 76-49 win over Rollins.
OTHER PLAYERS NOMINATED
|MEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK||D’Anthony Pennigton (Tuskegee); Malachi McCoy (Benedict)|
|MEN’S NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK||D’Anthony Pennigton (Tuskegee)|