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Seward’s Stevenson is NJCAA Player of the Week

KSCB News - November 30, 2015 12:51 pm

Continuing a dominating start to his sophomore season, Seward County guard Niem Stevenson was named the NJCAA National Player of the Week on Friday, becoming only the second player in Seward County history to have collected the award twice in a career.

Going up against three top notch opponents last week, Stevenson put on a show, averaging 28.7 points and 7.0 rebounds per game for the Saints. Last Wednesday on the road against #4 South Plains, Stevenson scored a game high 30 points in an 81-79 upset win for Seward over the Texans. Highlighting his big night even more was Stevenson’s buzzer beating scoop shot to break the 79 all tie and give the Saints the win. Last Friday night against a 7-1 Frank Phillips squad, Stevenson went for a game high 29, also pulling down a team best 9 rebounds as Seward cruised to a 90-75 win. In the Saints final game last week, Stevenson again scored a game high, this time 27 against a very talented Midland team in a hard fought 93-89 loss for Seward.

Stevenson and the Saints had their Jayhawk Conference opener scheduled for Monday against Butler pushed back to December 9th in the Greenhouse and will now take on Allen in their first conference tilt on the road on Wednesday in Iola.

Roy Allen

 

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