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Monday, 28 January 2013 17:05

Steinlage Named Player of the Week

Ben Steinlage and the Wildcats have won three straight conference games Ben Steinlage and the Wildcats have won three straight conference games

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University senior forward Ben Steinlage became the first Wildcat to earn the Heart of America Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week award on Monday.

Steinlage led the Wildcats in scoring last week, leading his team to a pair of victories over Missouri Valley and Avila.

He averaged 21 points and 7 rebounds while shooting 14-of-21 (.667) from the field and 5-of-6 from three-point range to go along with a 9-of-12 clip from the free throw line.

A native of Corning, Kan., Steinlage began the week with 28 points and five rebounds against Avila when he hit all four of his three-point shots as part of an 8-of-10 shooting line while also making 8-of-9 free throws.

He followed that up with 14 points and nine rebounds in a six-point win over Missouri Valley on Saturday, hitting 6-of-11 shots from the field.

The Wildcats are currently 13-8 overall and 6-5 in the HAAC and all alone in fifth-place and will take on Graceland this Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. at home and No. 19 ranked Evangel University this Saturday, Feb. 2 at 4 p.m. also at the Collins Center.


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