December 18, 2012

Logger Basketball Sweeps NWC Weekly Awards

The Logger basketball teams swept the Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week awards this week, the conference announced on Tuesday. Riggs Yarbro took the weekly award for men's basketball while Kelsey McKinnis reeled in her second NWC weekly award for women's basketball.

Yarbro led the Loggers to back-to-back wins this weekend with consecutive 20 point efforts. He scored 20 points against Cal Lutheran, including the game-winning bucket against the host Kingsmen. The next day, Yarbro hung up 21 points on Caltech to lead the Loggers to a 97-70 win over the Beavers.

McKinnis recorded her first double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds as the Loggers cruised past Concordia on Sunday. McKinnis led the Loggers in scoring in a game where the Loggers led by as many as 22 points and eventually went on to win 68-58. She was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line to assist in her game-leading effort.

The women's team won't be back on the court until Dec. 29 at NCAA Division II St. Martin's but Yarbro and the men's team take on La Verne at 2 p.m. today.