Jan 14 2009
Rachel Barnes and Tony Smith took home Jayhawk West Player of the Week honors on their respective sides this week as announced by the KJCCC. Barnes, a freshman from Windsor, Connecticut, had been at the front of the Lady Saints 8 game winning streak averaging 11 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 steals a game over her last five games. Last week she led the Lady Saints to wins over Barton County and Colby to move them to 3-0 in Jayhawk West Conference play. Smith, a freshman from Greenville, North Carolina, has been the backbone for the Saints all season and has picked up his scoring since teammate Latiq Agard has been down with an injury. In the Saints two games last week Smith averaged 28 points, 7 rebounds, and 10 assists a game in leading the Saints to a 1-1 record. Both players will lead their teams into battle tonight at home against Pratt with the Lady Saints tipping off at 6 and the Saints at 8.