FOREST, Va. --- The first weekly report of the 2020 calendar year covers all basketball games spanning the past two weeks following a brief hiatus over the holidays. Those earning weekly honors in women's and men's basketball are Kelly Williams and Buzz Anthony from Randolph-Macon College.
Below are entries for both winners from today's multi-sport release. Click on the associated links to see that sport's weekly honor roll.
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MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Buzz Anthony | Randolph-Macon | Jr. | Guard
Anthony, a junior from Arnold, Va., picks up his second weekly award of the season after leading the nationally seventh-ranked Yellow Jackets to a trio of wins over the past two weeks to run their winning streak to 12 straight outings. The reigning ODAC Player of the Year and All-American opened with the first triple-double in more than 40 years at Randolph-Macon as Anthony registered 16 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in a 94-56 triumph over Lebanon Valley in the opening game of the R-MC Coaches Tournament. He turned the ball over just once and came away with four steals in the effort. Anthony put the capper on his tournament MVP nod with 26 points, six boards, and six assists in a 73-66 victory over Rowan. He was 9-of-9 from the line and against committed just one turnover in a full 40-minute shift. Anthony capped his two-week run with 10 points, seven rebounds, six assists, and two steals in a 93-60 ODAC win at Emory & Henry. Despite three turnovers against the Wasps, he finished with 22 assists against just five miscues over the three games. For the season, Anthony leads the ODAC in assists (67) and free throw shooting (89.7%; 35-of-39). He is third in steals (21), fourth in three-point shooting (49.0%; 24-of-49), fifth in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.5), and seventh in scoring (15.6).
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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Kelly Williams | Randolph-Macon | Sr. | Center
Williams, a senior from Garysburg, N.C., has found her stride entering the new year as the former ODAC Player of the Year and All-American continues to work her way back into form following injury last season. Williams led Randolph-Macon to pair of league victories over the past two weeks, averaging 19.0 points and 10.0 rebounds while .625 from the field and .700 from the line. Williams opened with 17 points and nine boards in a 75-53 win over Lynchburg just after the New Year. She was 8-of-16 from the field and added three assists, two steals, and a blocked shot. Williams than poured in 21 points to go with 11 rebounds in a 61-51 road win at Hollins. It marked her sixth career double-double against HU. Williams was 7-of-8 from the field and 6-of-8 from the stripe and blocked four shots in a 23-minute shift. For the season, Williams leads the ODAC in rebounding (11.3) and is second in blocked shots (22). She is fourth in overall rebounds (102) and sixth in scoring (14.8).
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