Conference Office Announces Basketball Players of the Week

Conference Office Announces Basketball Players of the Week

By Kyle Kuhlman/OCCAC Sports Information

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Brianna Williams (Lakeland) and Gabe Simpson (Owens) have earned OCCAC D-II Basketball Player of the Week honors for the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4 while Columbus State’s Antishay Rahim and Mario Young picked up the D-III accolades.

Lakeland Community College
Sophomore guard/forward

Williams tallied per game averages of 27.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.0 steals and 3.5 assists in a pair of blow-out wins for the Lakers. She shot 63% (26-41) from the floor in scoring 55 total points, dropping in 25 at Lorain County and 30 more points at home versus Hocking College. Williams did much more than score, however, also registered 18 rebounds, eight steals, seven rebounds and two blocks while committing just three turnovers in 64 minutes of action.

Columbus State Community College
Sophomore forward

Rahim recorded a double-double in the Cougars’ lone contest of the week, responsible for 17 points and 13 rebounds. She added in two steals and an assist while converting on 7-of-12 field goal attempts. This marks Rahim’s second weekly conference honor, also picking up the award on Nov. 20, 2017.

Owens Community College
Freshman guard

Simpson led The Express past No. 1 Cuyahoga and No. 10 (D-III) Lorain County by averaging 20.0 points, 5.0 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game. In handing Cuyahoga its first loss of the season, Simpson hit 7-of-11 field goals for 18 points and dished out seven assists. He came back for 22 more points to go along with five rebounds, four steals and three assists in the triumph over Lorain County.  

Columbus State Community College
Sophomore forward

Young narrowly missed out on a triple-double during Columbus State’s 107-66 victory at Edison State, posting 17 points (on 8-of-13 shooting), 10 assists and nine rebounds. He did all this in just 28 minutes of play.