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Williams, Madison Earn Player of the Week Honors
Dom Williams scored 50 points to lead CWU to two wins last weekend.
Dom Williams scored 50 points to lead CWU to two wins last weekend.

Monday, December 8, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. – Dom Williams of Central Washington and Alli Madison of Alaska Anchorage have been selected GNAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Players of the Week for the Week of  Dec. 1-7.

Williams and Madison led their respective teams to two victories each as the conference season tipped off last weekend.

Following is a recap of their accomplishments and a listing on honorable mention selections:

Men’s Basketball - Dom Williams, Central Washington (G, 5-11, Sr., Tacoma, WA – Curtis & Tacoma CC) scored 50 points and also had 10 assists and just one turnover in wins over Montana State Billings and defending GNAC champion Seattle Pacific. He had a career-high 31 points and five assists in a 88-79 win over Montana State Billings Thursday, connecting on 11 of 20 shots, including 5-of-7 three-pointers. Williams then added 19 points and five assists in a 73-67 victory against Seattle Pacific Saturday, converting on 4-of-7 three-point shots.  The win snapped a four-game CWU losing streak to the Falcons.  For the week, Williams made 18-of-37 shots (48.6 percent), including 9-of-14 three-pointers.  He also converted on 5-of-6 foul shots.

Honorable Mention – Kevin Rima, Northwest Nazarene (F, 6-7, Sr., Fairbanks, AK); Trey Ingram, Saint Martin’s (G, 6-1, Fr., Scottsdale, AZ); Matt Borton, Seattle Pacific (G, 6-5, Sr., Yakima, WA – West Valley); Sango Niang, Simon Fraser (G, 6-0, Sr., Paris France); Andy Avgi, Western Oregon (F, 6-6, Jr., Woodburn, OR);  Anye Turner, Western Washington (F, 6-7, Sr., Olympia, WA – Black Hills).

Women’s Basketball – Alli Madison, Alaska Anchorage (G, 5-8, Sr., Seattle, WA - Kennedy) scored 28 points in wins over defending GNAC regular-season champion Montana State Billings and previously unbeaten Seattle Pacific.  Madison had 14 points, five rebounds, five steals and three assists in a 76-60 victory against the Yellowjackets.  She then led the Seawolves to a 85-58 win over Seattle Pacific scoring 14 more points.  The margin of victory was UAA’s largest ever against SPU and largest ever against a nationally-ranked team.

Honorable Mention– Jordan Wilson, Alaska (F, 5-11, So., Henderson, CO); Taylor Simmons, Northwest Nazarene (G, 5-8, Jr., Middleton, ID);  Liz Mills, Saint Martin’s (F, 5-11, Sr.,  Covington, WA); Dana Goularte, Western Oregon (F, 6-0, Sr., Port Orchard, WA – South Kitsap).

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