Sacred Heart's Shane Gibson has been selected as the StatSheet NEC Player of the Week for the week ending January 21st. Brandon Peel from Central Connecticut State has earned StatSheet's NEC Freshman of the Week. And last but certainly not least, Joe O`Shea has taken StatSheet's NEC 6th Man of the Week. Gibson registered 50% shooting, 5.5 rebounds per game, and 3 three pointers per game. The Sacred Heart senior played well in a win against St. Francis (PA) and a loss to Robert Morris.
Gibson topped all scoring and rebounding for the Pioneers with 27 points and 6 rebounds in a 66-62 loss to Robert Morris. He then led all scoring with 23 points and added 5 rebounds in a narrow 75-72 victory against St. Francis (PA).
This is the second time this season that Shane Gibson has been named StatSheet NEC Player of the Week. The runner-up this week is Jamal Olasewere, a senior from Long Island. Honorable mention goes to our own Alex Francis.
StatSheet NEC Freshman of the Week: Central Connecticut State's Brandon Peel
Brandon Peel played an average of 35 minutes as a starter for Central Connecticut State. He bested all NEC freshmen in both rebounding (9.5 per game) and blocked shots (1.5 per game). In a 73-66 win over Wagner, Peel topped the Blue Devils in rebounding with 8 and tossed in 3 blocked shots. Following that in an 80-75 loss to Mount St. Mary's, he led all rebounding with 11 added 3 assists.
This marks the second time this season that Brandon Peel has won the StatSheet NEC Freshman of the Week. The runner-up is De`Aires Tate from Sacred Heart. Honorable mention goes to Christian White from Monmouth.
StatSheet NEC 6th Man of the Week: Bryant's Joe O`Shea
Joe O`Shea, a sophomore and a 6-4 guard, averaged 26 minutes of action over two games for the Bulldogs. In a close 79-78 win over Mount St. Mary's, O`Shea put up 4 assists and 60% shooting. After that, in a strong 82-59 win over Wagner, he racked up 12 points and 2 rebounds.
This is the second time this season that Joe O`Shea has won the StatSheet NEC 6th Man of the Week. Sam Prescott, a junior guard from Mount St. Mary's, is runner up. Ousmane Drame, a sophomore forward from Quinnipiac, receives honorable mention. Bryant has one StatSheet NEC Player of the Week win this season.
Tags: Alex Francis
- Scoring: Kyle Vinales, Central Connecticut State: 25 PPG
- Rebounding: Earl Brown, St. Francis (PA): 16.5 RPG
- Assists: Phil Gaetano, Sacred Heart: 8 APG
- Blocked Shots: Jamal Olasewere, Long Island: 2.5 BPG
- Free Throws: Russell Johnson, Robert Morris: 7 PPG
- Three Pointers: Ben Mockford, St. Francis (NY): 4 TPG
- Steals: Mario Moody, Wagner: 3 SPG
, Joe O`Shea