WHITEFISH — Brianna King of the University of Montana Western and Jalen Shepard of the University of Providence were named Frontier Conference Basketball Players of the Week, the league announced today.
King, a 5-foot-5 senior guard from Spokane, Washington, takes home the award for the second time this season. No. 9 Montana Western won all three of their games at the Phoenix Frontier Classic including wins over two top-15 opponents. The Bulldogs beat No. 12 Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) 59-57, Benedictine-Mesa (Ariz.) 94-51 and No. 14 Menlo (Calif.) 73-64.
King averaged 25.7 points, three rebounds, five assists and 3.3 steals. She was 25 of 55 from the field, including 11 of 26 3-point field goals and 16 of 20 (80 percent) from the free throw line.
Mollie Peoples of Montana Tech, Jossilyn Blackman of Lewis-Clark State, Alecia Chamberlin of Rocky Mountain College, Hannah Dean of Carroll College, Sydney Hovde of MSU-Northern and Emilee Maldonado of the University of Providence were also nominated.
Shepard is a 6-2 senior guard from Las Vegas, The (RV) Argos went 1-1 at the Cactus Classic in Chandler, Ariz. Providence beat Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 83-65 and lost to No. 12 Arizona Christian 98-86.
Shepard averaged 21 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and five assists per game. He was 15 of 28 (57 percent) from the field including 2 of 6, 3-point field goals and 10 of 12 (83 percent) from the free throw line.
Drew Huse of Montana Tech and Cory Dollarhide of Lewis-Clark State were also nominated.