Alize Johnson MVC Player of the Week
For his efforts in two victories last week, Missouri State senior Alize Johnson, a St. John Neumann graduate, was named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week Tuesday, the league announced.
Johnson posted a pair of double-doubles as part of a 2-0 week for the Bears, leading MSU in scoring and rebounding twice and posting a season-high in scoring in the Valley opener.
In MSU’s 66-50 victory over Wright State in the non-conference finale, he logged 12 points and 14 rebounds with a game-high 4 assists.
He followed that effort with a game-high – and personal season-best — 24 points in MSU’s victory over Loyola in the MVC opener. He also tallied a game-high 11 rebounds behind a career-best five 3-pointers (5-for-10 from 3-point range).
Missouri State (11-3, 1-0 MVC) visits Valparaiso Sunday.
• Bucknell’s Zach Thomas was named Patriot League Player of Week for fourth time in his senior season on Tuesday. The Bison senior leads the league in scoring with 22.4 points per game this season, scoring more than 20 points in 8 of 13 games. Thomas averaged 21.5 points and nine rebounds in Bucknell’s wins last week over Richmond and La Salle. Thomas totaled 27 points and was 6-8 from the free-throw line at Richmond, and had a 16 point 10-12 free-throw effort with 14 rebounds against La Salle Friday.
• Lycoming College’s Brandon Conrad was named MAC Wrestler of the Week. The 174-pound senior went 3-0 at the Washington & Lee Duals and helped the team to 2-1 overall on the day. Conrad’s first MAC Wrestler of the Week Award came after a 10-0 major decision over 10th ranked Matt Marcotte of North Cental, :49 second pin over his Averett opponent, and a 2-1 win over W & L’s Brandon LeFore.