Wesley senior guard RASHAWN JOHNSON (Selbyville, Del./Sussex Tech) and York senior guard KELI WARD (Nottingham, Pa./Oxford) were selected as the CAC Basketball Players of the Week for Jan. 26, 2009. It's the third time this season, and the second time in the last three weeks, that both players have won the award.
Wesley senior guard RASHAWN JOHNSON (Selbyville, Del./Sussex Tech) was named CAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the third time this season and the second time in the last three weeks after pouring in 88 points in three games (29.3 avg.) and leading the Wolverines to a 3-0 week. Wesley posted victories this week over Mary Washington and St. Mary's, the teams that played for the 2008 CAC title who are tied for second place, two games behind in the CAC standings at the midpoint of the season. Johnson, who hit the 30-point plateau twice in three games, shot 59% from the field, including 11-of-24 from three-point range, and dropped in 17-of-19 free throws for Wesley, which is 8-0 heading into the second half of the 16-game CAC season.
SPECIAL MENTION: Salisbury junior guard DEVIN JONES (Severn Md./Old Mill) was strong in three wins, averaging 20.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.0 steals as the Sea Gulls moved into within one half game in the loss column of tying for second place. Jones' biggest push was a career-high 32-point performance in a one-point win at Hood.
York senior guard KELI WARD (Nottingham,
Pa./Oxford) was named the CAC Women's Basketball Player of
the Week for the third time this season, and the second time in the
last three weeks, after shooting 60.5% from the field (23-for-38),
including 62.5% from long range (10-for-16) and registering
double-doubles in all three games this week, including YCP's road
victory in the battle of Top 25 teams at Marymount Saturday. Ward
started the week with 24 points and 10 boards in a home win over
Wesley, which is tied for second place heading into the second half
of the CAC season. She finished the week with her 20th career
double-double - 20 scores and 10 caroms - at 18th-ranked Marymount,
which led the Spartans to its school-record 16th-straight win.