WACO, Texas – Reginald Sonnier of University of the Southwest (N.M.) staked his claim to the Red River Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week award for the dates of Dec. 15-21. This is the seventh award of the 2014-15 men's basketball season.
Sonnier propelled the Mustangs to three road victories last week while averaging 21.7 points per game. The senior guard achieved a double-double with 29 points and 10 rebounds in a 103-93 victory over Hillsdale Baptist College (Okla.), and he tacked on 13 points in an 83-82 squeaker over Southwestern Christian University (Okla.). Sonnier, a Dallas native, capped the weekend by scoring 23 and grabbing 16 boards to claim a 96-87 win over Mid-America Christian University (Okla.). For the week, he made 21-of-44 shots from the field and 19-of-24 from the free throw line. Sonnier is fourth in the RRAC in scoring this season with 16.7 per game, and he is tied for third in rebounding with 8.0 per game. USW climbed to 7-5 on the season, and the Mustangs are 2-2 in conference play.
WACO, Texas – Kourtney Pennywell of LSU Shreveport (La.) earned recognition as the Red River Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the dates of Dec. 8-14. This is the sixth weekly award of the 2014-15 RRAC women's basketball season.
Pennywell posted averages of 27.5 points and 14.5 rebounds per game during a 1-1 week for the Lady Pilots. The sophomore forward dropped in 24 points and hauled in 18 boards while connecting on 8-of-11 shots from the field to spur a 75-48 victory over Jarvis Christian College (Texas) on Thursday. Two nights later, Pennywell accounted for half of her team's points with 30 and 11 rebounds as LSUS lost to sixth-ranked Wiley College (Texas), 78-60. For the week, the Shreveport, La., native made 21-of-39 field goal attempts and blocked seven shots. Pennywell leads the RRAC in rebounding with 10.8 per game, and she is second in scoring with 19.5 points per game. LSUS is now 2-2 in conference play and 4-4 overall.
WACO, Texas – Deric Dudley of the University of St. Thomas (Texas) garnered Red River Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week recognition for his play over the dates of Dec. 8-14. This is the sixth award of the 2014-15 men's basketball season.
Dudley averaged 23.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game as the Celts won a pair of conference contests last week. The 6-3 senior guard posted a double-double with 19 points and 10 boards to knock off Langston University (Okla.), 66-58. He followed with 28 points, nine rebounds and eight assists while connecting on six three-pointers to conquer Bacone College (Okla.), 79-47. For the week, Dudley made 9-of-15 shots from the field and 10-of-19 from behind the three-point arc. The Fort Bend native is currently third in the RRAC with 16.1 points per game. UST evened its record at 2-2 in conference play and 5-5 on the season.