OCCAC Recognizes Top Hoopin' Efforts of the Week

OCCAC Recognizes Top Hoopin' Efforts of the Week

By Kyle Kuhlman/OCCAC Sports Information

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Sean McNeil (Sinclair) and Lacey Watson (Edison State) split the conference voting committee for the second straight week and will be named co-OCCAC D-II Men’s Basketball Players of the Week while Lakeland’s Selah Richardson earned the women’s honor unanimously.

Lakeland Community College | D-II Women
Richardson averaged 13.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.0 assists in a pair of games for the Lakers. She posted 21 points on 10-of-13 shooting to go along with five steals, four boards (three offensive), two assists and a block in Lakeland’s 84-67 win over Genessee Community College. Richardson becomes the first Laker to be named OCCAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week since Armani Jackson on March 5, 2018.


Sinclair Community College | D-II Men (co)           
McNeil continued his standing as one of the nation’s elite scorers, shoving 33 more points through the hoop in Sinclair’s 107-76 road win at Jamestown Community College. He knocked down 12-of-18 field goal attempts, including 5-of-9 from beyond the arc, and hit 4-of-5 foul shots. McNeil added in a half dozen rebounds, two assists, a steal and block in 36 minutes of action. He now owns four weekly conference honors this season.

Edison State Community College | D-II Men (co)    
Watson reeled in 32 points and 18 rebounds as the Chargers raced past Wilmington College’s JV squad, 92-58. He dropped in 14-of-21 shots from the floor, including 3-of-5 from 3-point range. Watson crashed the offensive glass to the tune of six offensive boards complimenting his 12 boards defensively. He produced three assists and two blocks as well while committing a lone turnover in 31 minutes.

*No D-III honorees selected this week