njcaa16 2017-18 Region 16 Men's
Division 1 Basketball Player of the Week
Ricky Torres of Missouri State-West Plains
Player of the Week (November 20-26)
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ppg, 11.5 apg, 59.1% FG (12/23), 50% 3FG (3/6), 75% FT (3/4), 2 rpg, 2 spg, ave 22 min/g
Torres and his teammates remained undefeated going 2-0 for the week. Ricky posted double-doubles in both games with 16 points and 10 assists against Arkansas Baptist College, a 93-77 win; and 16 points and 11 assists in their 109-87 victory over Nationwide Academy Prep (OK). Ricky also contributed 4 steals and 4 rebounds.
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Alonzo Verge, Jr of Moberly Area CC
Region Player of the Week (December 4-10)       National DI Player of the Week (December 4-10)
37.7 ppg, 9 apg, 6 rpg, 41-64 FG's (64%), 9-18 3FG's (50%), 22-33 FT's (66.7%), 34 min/g
Alonzo led the team in scoring all three games last week with 113 points. All of them coming in a 28 hour period over the weekend, winning the Championship at the 2-day William R. Bear Tournament at Highland CC (IL). He netted 28 on Friday night vs. Iowa Central with 16 helpers and 5 boards; popped in 34 on Saturday afternoon against Marshalltown (a 87-75 victory) to go with 9 rebs, 7 assists and 4 steals; and finished Saturday night with a 51 point, 4 reb, 4 assist performance vs. the host Highland CC in a 93-90 OT win. The 51 point outburst set a new Greyhound single game scoring record, besting the previous high mark of 47 set in 1994.
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 Ricky Torres of Missouri State-West Plains
Player of the Week (January 8-14)
24.5 ppg, 4 rpg, 7 apg, 16-28 FG's (57.1%), 10-14 3FG's (71.4%), 7-9 FT's (77.8 %) 40 min/g
 
Ricky continues to be a mainstay for the Grizzlies as they split two home games last week, falling to #3 ranked Indian Hills CC 98-96, a game West Plains led for about 35 minutes, then rebounded with a 93-79 take down of Mineral Area College. Ricky managed to pour in 21 well earned points against Indian Hills despite their attempt to deny him the ball all game long. Against Mineral Area in their Region 16 opener, Torres found the bottom of the nets for 28 points on 9 of 15 shooting (60.0%), including 8 for 12 (66.7%) from outside the arc. Torres is now 2 assists shy of the career record at MSU-WP, and 26 short of the single season mark. This is the second time Ricky has garnered Region Player of the Week honors.
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