FOREST, Va. --- The first report of 2018 actually covers two weeks of action on the hardwood with teams from across the league playing in all sorts of tournaments in and out of the region. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured, l-r, t-b): Colin Molden from Emory & Henry men's basketball and Kelly Williams from Randolph-Macon women's basketball.
Below are entries for both winners from the past week of competition. Click on the associated links to see that sport's weekly honor roll.
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ODAC Players of the Week
Thru Week Prior to: January 2, 2018
Colin Molden, Emory & Henry, So., Guard
Molden, a sophomore from Apex, N.C., put together a strong week in helping Emory & Henry to a 3-1 showing over the holiday season. Molden was named the MVP of the Don Lane Classic and earned a spot on the E.M. "Mose" Hole/Wooster Kiwanis Classic all-tournament team as the Wasps won the first three of their four games to move to 10-0 for the first time since 1992-93. Molden averaged 19.5 points, 4.0 assists, 2.3 steals and shot 49.2 percent from the field and 84.6 percent from the stripe. He opened the Don Lane Classic with 17 points on 5-of-8 from the field including 3-of-4 from deep with two steals in an 82-78 win against Transylvania. He then increased his output to 20 points with five assists in a 74-69 victory over North Park. At the Mose Hole/Kiwanis Classic, Molden poured in 22 points with six assists, four rebounds, and five steals in an 85-82 overtime win over Alma College. He had seven points and two assists in the extra frame. He finished his two-week showing with 19 points, four assists, two rebounds, and two steals in a 77-68 setback to host Wooster. For the season, Molden is fourth in the ODAC in scoring (16.6) and total points (183). He is second in assists (60) and steals (24) and third in field goals made (70).
Click to learn more about the past week in ODAC MEN'S BASKETBALL
Kelly Williams, Randolph-Macon, So., Center
Williams, a sophomore from Garysburg, N.C., continues to post eye-popping numbers in leading Randolph-Macon to a pair of victories over the Holidays. The Yellow Jackets are now an ODAC-best 9-1 on the season and on the cusp of cracking the Top-25 poll from D3hoops.com. Williams averaged 21.5 points, 19.5 rebounds, and 7.0 blocked shots in the two games at the Cruzin Classic in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She registered 21 points and 17 rebounds in a 70-63 victory over Lycoming. She added five blocked shots and four assists. In a 71-64 overtime victory over Johnson Hopkins, Williams nearly posted a unorthodox triple-double in a full 45 minutes on the court. She scored 22 points and pulled down 22 rebounds to go with nine blocked shots, three assists, and two steals. Five of her blocked shots came in the fourth period. That contest marked her sixth 20-point 20-rebound game of the season. Williams leads NCAA Division III in rebounding (19.6) and blocked shots per game(4.5), second in total blocked shots (45), third in total rebounds (196), and sixth in scoring (23.9).
Click to learn more about the past week in ODAC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL