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IU Northwest hoops stars earn USCAA honors

Howell sets NAIA record for free throws

Two Indiana University Northwest basketball players have earned Player of the Week accolades from the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) for the week of Nov. 16 - Nov. 22.

Senior Jesse Howell was awarded Player of the Week honorable mention in USCAA Division I for his record-setting performance in a 110-103 win over the Judson University Eagles on Nov. 17. Howell scored 44 points in that game, eclipsing the previous IU Northwest record set by teammate Pete Trgovich III.

Howell also set a new NAIA Division II record in that game with 31 free throws on 36 attempts.

For the Lady RedHawks, sophomore forward Sharon Houston was named USCAA Co-Player of the Week. Houston averaged 27 points, 16.6 rebounds, 5.3 blocks, and 1.3 steals in three games for IU Northwest last week. She notched a triple-double in a Nov. 20 win against Goshen College, with 21 points, 16 rebounds, and 12 blocks.

This was the second consecutive week in which IU Northwest players earned USCAA honors. For the week of Nov. 9 Nov. 15, Houston earned honorable mention after scoring 23 points to go with 18 boards and five blocks in a game against Grace College. And senior Pete Trgovich III was named the USCAA Division I Player of the Week after putting up 36 points and 29 points, respectively, in games against East-West University and Purdue Calumet.

The Lady RedHawks (3-2) go on the road this weekend to play Ashford University and Clark College.



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IU Northwest sophomore forward Sharon Houston was named the United States Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week after averaging 27 points, 16.6 rebounds, and 5.3 steals per game during the week of Nov. 16.

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IU Northwest senior guard Jesse Howell was named the USCAA Player of the Week honorable mention after scoring 44 points, a new IU Northwest record, in the Nov. 17 win over Judson University.
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