Monday, January 16, 2006
Macon, Ga. – Kennesaw State rode the clutch play of Golden Ingle to three straight wins last week and a share of the Atlantic Sun Conference lead, earning the junior guard his first A-Sun Player of the Week award.
Ingle is coming off a week where he averaged 21.3 points per game, 38.7 minutes per game and 6.0 assists per contest, as the Owls won three important conference games, at Campbell and at home to ETSU and UNF. Against Campbell, the 5-11 guard finished with 21 points and nailed a clutch three-pointer with :31 remaining, then stepped to the line to seal the four-point win with a pair of free throws just 10 seconds later. Versus red-hot ETSU, Ingle scored 24 points and notched seven assists to fend off the Buccaneers while playing 42 minutes in the overtime victory. In that game, the guard scored seven of his points in overtime to snap the Bucs’ five-game winning streak. Finally, playing against UNF on Saturday, the Orem, Utah native led the Owls with 19 points on 5-of-11 shooting.
The junior ranks in the top-10 in six statistical categories including third in scoring (18.6) and assists (5.44), and has helped the Owls join Florida Atlantic atop the conference standings. Ingle majors in Management.
The Atlantic Sun Conference hands out Player of the Week awards weekly during the 2005-06 basketball campaign.
The 11-member league headquartered in Macon, Ga., consists of Belmont, Campbell, ETSU, Florida Atlantic, Gardner-Webb, Jacksonville, Kennesaw State, Lipscomb, Mercer, North Florida and Stetson.
OTHER TOP PERFORMERS
· Brian Fisk, Lipscomb (Jr. – G – Newbern, Tenn. – Management Major)
· Maurice Latham, Campbell (Sr. – F – Norfolk, Va. – Family and Consumer Sciences Major)
· Brian Collins, Belmont (Sr. – G – Nashville, Tenn. – Physical Education Major)
· Brad Nuckles (Jr. – F – Council, Va. – Graduate-Sports Management)