Covenant Players Of The Week: 2010, Week Twenty: Sam Bowman And Margaret Cross
Posted January 26, 2011
For the guys, the week meant a pair of games, one on the road against soon to be conference opponent Piedmont College, followed by one at home against visiting Rust College. Sam left little doubt that he was the standout player of the week when he shot 17-25 from the floor, hit a 3-pointer, and added 3 free throws, totaling 38 points for the week. All of this was a lot, but combined with his 20 rebounds which helped him average a double-double, it was quite a week for Sam. “As Sam goes, our whole team goes,” commented Head Coach Kyle Taylor. “It was nice to see him have a good game at Piedmont as he grew up around there, and he had many friends and family looking on. Sam continues to be an unselfish player who makes the best of his opportunities as the defense allows.”
On the ladies side, there were three games this week, two of which were against the two leading teams in the Great South Athletic Conference and though neither game was won, there was an offensive bright spot found in Margaret Cross. In her three games this week, Margaret (or simply “Mo”) was 10-29 from the floor, 8-16 from behind the 3 point line, and 5-6 from the free throw line as she accumulated 33 points over the week. The 11 point/ game average was the best on the squad, and her 3-point accuracy has begun to return to where she left off at the end of last year, when she was one of the nation’s leaders. “Having Mo on the floor putting up consistent numbers has been crucial to our offensive scheme this past week, and I look forward to seeing her gain confidence as the season continues on,” commented assistant coach Matt Duble.
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- The week off due to the irregular snow accumulation a short while ago had compounded life on Lookout Mountain, but things seem to be getting back in order as the men’s and women’s basketball teams resumed their normal schedules at the beginning of last week. As a result, player of the week honors are again set now in full force with a recipient from the male and female sides. Sam Bowman and Margaret Cross, for their performances in the grueling, 5-game week, are the week twenty winners.