Providence’s Darko-Kelly 3-peats as Frontier POW

Providence’s Darko-Kelly 3-peats as Frontier POW

WHITEFISH — University of Providence basketball players Zaccheus Darko-Kelly and Kenedy Cartwright took home the Frontier Conference Player of the Week Awards, the league announced Monday.

Kennedy received the women’s award, while Darko-Kelly claimed the men’s award for the third straight week.

Darko-Kelly is a 6-6 junior forward from Great Falls.

No. 11 University of Providence went 2-0 for the week with two home victories. The Argos beat Montana Western 93-76 and Rocky Mountain College 117-86.

For the week, Darko-Kelly averaged 30 points, 12.5 rebounds, 8.5 assists and two steals per game. He was 21 of 40 from the field (5 of 12, 3-point) and 13 of 17 free throws. He scored a career-best 40 points against Montana Western, his former team.

Sindou Diallo of Montana Tech, Adam Huse of MSU-Northern, Grant Wallace of Rocky Mountain College, Dane Warp of Carroll College and Travis Yenor of Lewis-Clark State were also nominated.

Cartwright is a 5-11 sophomore from Pasco, Washington.

Providence went 2-0 at home for the week with wins over two top-25 teams. The Argos beat No. 19 Montana Western 70-41 and beat No. 24 Rocky Mountain College 85-65.

Cartwright averaged 18 points and three rebounds per game. She was 15 of 26 (5 of 10, 3-point) from the field. Cartwright led the Argos in scoring in each game.

Kloie Thatcher of Rocky Mountain College, Tavia Rooney of Montana Tech, Kiara Burlage of Lewis-Clark State, Allix Goldhahn of MSU-Northern, Gracie Meyer of Montana Western and Dani Wagner of Carroll College were also nominated for the award.



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