|Posted January 28, 2008|
Childress snags RMAC Player of the Week honors
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
has announced that ThunderWolves' basketball players, Chris
Childress and Sarah Staggs, have been named the RMAC
Western Division players of the week.
It is the first time since January 20, 2004 that two ThunderWolves players have earned the honor in the same week (Matt Brooks, Nadia Fercha). As was the case that week in 2004, Childress and Staggs both proved to be catalyst in their teams earning two wins in the week's games.
Staggs helped the ThunderWolves to wins over Adams State Tuesday and Western State Thursday, leading the team in scoring both nights. Against Adams, Staggs netted 16 points, adding five rebounds and two blocks. In the following game against Western State, Staggs led all scorers with 14 points.
Childress showed prowess on both sides of the court in leading the Pack to wins over Adams State and Western State, averaging a double-double over the two games. Childress led the ThunderWolves in scoring with 14 points against Adams, adding seven rebounds in the process. Against Western State, Childress was unstoppable on the boards, logging a career-high 13 rebounds and scoring six points.
It marks the first time either player has earned the RMAC Player of the Week honor. It marks the second time for each program that ThunderWolves players have earned player of the week honors this season (Julien Franklin on Jan. 21; Lindsay Black on Jan. 7).