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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 1:00 am

Colleges

Hinen, Scott, Haas garner league honors

Staff, news services

It was a dream week that came true for Saint Francis' Derek Hinen, IPFW's Bryson Scott, and Purdue's Isaac Haas, as all three were named their conferences Player of the Week.

Hinen, a 6-foot-3 senior guard from Columbia City, averaged 29.5 points and 7 assists per game for the No. 3-ranked Cougars to win the Crossroads League honor.

Hinen made national headlines in USF's double overtime win over Marian, sinking the game-winner to make ESPN's Top-10 Plays as the No. 1 play on “SportsCenter.”

Scott, a Northrop graduate, won the Summit League award after he averaged 26 points in games while shooting 54.3 percent from the floor.

The senior guard was 20 of 22 at the line 8 of 20 from beyond the arc. He opened the week with a career-high 34 points against Detroit Mercy. Scott added 13 points against IU Kokomo, recording his 1,000th career point, before scoring 31 against SIUE on Sunday. The Mastodons (6-3) won all three games.

Haas earned Big Ten recognition as the No. 21-ranked Boilermakers defeated No. 17 Louisville (66-57) and opened Big Ten play with a pair of victories at Maryland (80-75) and at home against Northwestern (74-69). 

Haas averaged 18.7 points, 6 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game while shooting 20 of 33 (.606) from the field and 16 of 22 (.727) from the free throw line.

Tech honors

Indiana Tech men's soccer players Fabian Kaufman and Ruben Leonardo were named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-America Second Team. They are the first two players in program history to garner Academic All-America accolades from CoSIDA. ...

Freshman bowler Maryssa Carey was named the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week for the third time this season. Carey won medalist honors at the third WHAC Jamboree. ...

Senior Justin McKenzie won the WHAC Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week for his a first-place finish in the pole vault at the Saginaw Valley State Holiday Classic. ...

Sophomore Leondra Correia was named WHAC Women's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week for her first-place performance in the pentathlon at the Saginaw Valley State Holiday Classic.

Poll update

Duke remains the unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press men's Top 25 for the second straight week, and Notre Dame's 81-63 loss to Michigan State dropped the Irish four places to No. 9.

UConn (7-0) remained the unanimous top team in The Associated Press women's Top 25 followed by Texas and Notre Dame.