Oral Roberts's Damen Bell-Holter has been chosen as the StatSheet Southland Player of the Week for the week ending February 11th. StatSheet's Southland Freshman of the Week goes to Stephen F. Austin's Thomas Walkup. Finally, Northwestern State's Gary Roberson has won StatSheet's Southland 6th Man of the Week.
Bell-Holter was the best in the Southland in rebounding (12.0 per game) and free throws (8.0 per game). He also put up 50% shooting and 22.5 points per game. The Oral Roberts senior played well for the Golden Eagles in losses to Northwestern State and Stephen F. Austin.
Bell-Holter posted 23 points and 14 rebounds in 35 minutes in an 85-73 loss to Northwestern State. That was followed by a team-leading 22 point and 10 rebound performance in a 77-67 loss to Stephen F. Austin.
This is one of three StatSheet Southland Player of the Week honors for Damen Bell-Holter. The runner-up this week is Taylor Smith, a senior from Stephen F. Austin. Honorable mention goes to Oral Roberts junior Shawn Glover. The highest ranking player from Lamar was Stanford Brown who finished 11th.
StatSheet Southland Freshman of the Week: Stephen F. Austin's Thomas Walkup
Thomas Walkup averaged 19 minutes of playing time starting both games for Stephen F. Austin. In a 72-36 pounding of Central Arkansas, Walkup tallied 5 points and 5 rebounds. Following that in a 77-67 win against Oral Roberts, he put up 5 points and 3 rebounds.
Thomas Walkup has won the StatSheet Southland Freshman of the Week an astounding 5 times. The runner-up is Paul Baxter from Sam Houston State. Honorable mention goes to Roger Woods from Southeastern Louisiana. Donnell Minton, who finished 6th, was the highest ranking freshman for Lamar.
StatSheet Southland 6th Man of the Week: Northwestern State's Gary Roberson
Senior Gary Roberson, a 6-4 guard/forward, averaged 19 minutes of action over two games for the Demons. In an 85-73 win against Oral Roberts, Roberson added 12 points and 4 rebounds. Then in a strong 93-73 victory against Central Arkansas, he racked up 4 assists and 66% shooting.
This is the first StatSheet Southland 6th Man of the Week award for Gary Roberson. Joy Williamson, a junior guard/forward from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, is runner up. Antonnio Benton, a junior forward from Southeastern Louisiana, receives honorable mention. Hondo Webb finished 5th and was the highest ranking 6th man from Lamar. Lamar has yet to win StatSheet Southland Player of the Week.
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- Scoring: Brandon Fortenberry, Southeastern Louisiana: 30 PPG
- Rebounding: Damen Bell-Holter, Oral Roberts: 12 RPG
- Assists: Jalan West, Northwestern State: 7 APG
- Blocked Shots: Antonnio Benton, Southeastern Louisiana: 3 BPG
- Free Throws: Damen Bell-Holter, Oral Roberts: 8 PPG
- Three Pointers: Brandon Fortenberry, Southeastern Louisiana: 5 TPG
- Steals: Brison White, Northwestern State: 4.5 SPG
, Donnell Minton
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