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McNanna, McAfee Earn MWC Player of the Week Honors After Big Performances

December 2, 2013 at 9:37 am

MWC POTW, 12-2Ripon, WI -- Lauren McNanna, a senior guard for the Beloit College Women's Basketball team from Yorkville, Illinois (Newark), and Steve McAfee, Jr., a sophomore wing for the Men's Basketball team from Chicago (Urban Prep Academy-Englewood) were both named Midwest Conference Player of the Week in their respective sports after big games last week.

McNanna scored 33 points, the second-highest scoring output in Buccaneer history behind Nancy Habetler's 34 against Mt. Mary on February 3, 1981, in a 95-67 win over Grinnell College Saturday in Flood Arena.  She made 9-16 shots from the field and 12-13 free throws while also adding a game-high five assists.  Earlier in the week she scored 20 points, including six three-pointers, which ties for the second-most in history, in a 77-58 loss to Ripon College in Flood.  On the season she is averaging 17.3 points per contest. 

McAfee scored 48 points, the fourth-highest single-game total in Buccaneer history, in a 128-120 loss to Grinnell College in Flood on Saturday.  He was 20-28 from the field, the second-most field goals ever made, and 8-13 from the free throw line.  He also grabbed ten rebounds.  He averages 24.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game for the season.

The Buccaneer Men host UW-Whitewater on Tuesday night in a 7:00 p.m. tipoff while the Women play at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, on Wednesday night with action beginning at 5:30 p.m.