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Big Scoring Earns Stabler, Avgi Player Of Week Honors
Krista Stabler's 38-point game in Saint Martin's win over Western Oregon ties her for the fifth best individual performance in GNAC history.
Krista Stabler's 38-point game in Saint Martin's win over Western Oregon ties her for the fifth best individual performance in GNAC history.

Monday, December 7, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. – A series of big scoring performances for Saint Martin’s Krista Stabler and Western Oregon’s Andy Avgi have earned the duo selections as the GNAC Players of the Week.

Stabler scored 52 points as the Saints split their GNAC contests with Concordia and Western Oregon. She topped her week with a 38-point performance in the Saints’ 75-71 win over the Wolves on Saturday. She shot 57.1 percent from the field and 71.4 percent from three-point range in the victory and also went 9 for 9 from the free throw line. The scoring performance is the fourth best in Saint Martin’s history and is tied for fifth best in GNAC history. The Silverdale, Wash., native enters the week ranked second in the GNAC in scoring with 18.6 points per game.

Avgi, the GNAC Preseason Player of the Year, posted back-to-back 27-point scoring performances as the No. 4 ranked Wolves swept conference games with Concordia and Montana State Billings. He made 68.7 percent of his shots from the field, which included seven three-pointers, to go along with 10 rebounds and three blocks. Avgi went 10 of 16 from the field and 4 of 5 from the arc at Concordia on Tuesday and then went 10 of 16 from the field in the win over the Yellowjackets.

The Woodburn, Ore., product enters the week leading the GNAC in scoring at 25.2 points per game and three-point percentage (.632) and is second in the league in field goal shooting (.704).

GNAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK SELECTIONS – WEEK 14
MEN’S BASKETBALL
Andy Avgi
(Western Oregon, F, 6-6, 260, Sr., Woodburn, Ore. - Woodburn) The GNAC Preseason Player of the Year turned in a pair of 27-point performances as the Wolves improved to 8-0 with victories over Concordia and Montana State Billings. He shot 68.7 percent from the floor, which included seven three-pointers, and finished with 10 rebounds and three blocks. Avgi enters the week leading the GNAC in scoring (25.2 points per game and three-point percentage (.632). Also Nominated: Cade Alcorn (Montana State Billings), Max Barkeley (Simon Fraser), Gilles Dierickx (Seattle Pacific), Corey Hammell (Alaska Anchorage), Fred Jorg (Saint Martin’s), Detwon Rogers (Northwest Nazarene).

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Krista Stabler
(Saint Martin’s, G, 5-6, Sr., Silverdale, Wash. – Central Kitsap): Stabler finished with 52 points in two games. She scored 38 points in the Saints’ victory on Saturday over Western Oregon, which ties her for the fifth best single game performance in GNAC history. She shot 57.1 percent from the field and 71.4 percent from three-point range in the win while also going 9 for 9 from the free throw line. Also Nominated: Kayla Bernsen (Western Washington), Alisha Breen (Montana State Billings), Sierra Dean (Concordia), Rachel Fradgley (Simon Fraser), Courtney Hollander (Seattle Pacific), Ellie Logan (Northwest Nazarene).

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