Basketball players of the week named

CSU Dominguez Hills’ Jerrell Smith Named Wilson/CCAA Men’s Player of the Week

1/26/2009

WALNUT CREEK — Cal State Dominguez Hills forward Jerrell Smith has been named Wilson California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of January 19-25.

Smith, a 6-foot-9 senior out of Ontario High School, averaged 12.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 2.0 blocks during victories over Humboldt State and Sonoma State that lifted the Toros into sole possession of first play in the CCAA.

In a 69-52 victory over conference co-leader Humboldt State, Smith scored 10 points, collected four rebounds, had two steals and a blocked a shot while connecting on 5-of-11 field goal attempts. One night later, he scored a team-high 15 points, hauled down two rebounds, had a steal and blocked three shots during a 79-56 win over Sonoma State.

Cal State Dominguez Hills returns to action on Friday when it travels to Cal State San Bernardino to take on the Coyotes beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Wilson CCAA Men’s Basketball Player of the Week:

Nov. 17-23: Matt Ibewiro (Cal State Stanislaus); Nov. 24-30: Andy Bocian (Chico State); Dec. 1-7: Alex Thomas (San Francisco State); Dec. 8-14: Robert Hayes (San Francisco State); Dec. 15-21: Larry Gordon (Cal Poly Pomona); Dec. 29 – Jan. 3: Brandon Brown (Cal State San Bernardino); Jan. 4-11: Joe Mitchell (Cal State Monterey Bay); Jan. 12-18: Austin Swift (Cal Poly Pomona); Jan. 19-25: Jerrell Smith (Cal State Dominguez Hills).

CSU Dominguez Hills’ Neka Mixon Named Wilson/CCAA Player of the Week

1/26/2009

WALNUT CREEK — Cal State Dominguez Hills guard Neka Mixon has been named Wilson California Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of January 19-25.

Mixon, a 5-foot-10 sophomore from Long Beach, Calif., averaged 22.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 2.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per game in helping the Toros to a split of home games against Humboldt State and Sonoma State.

During Friday’s 72-56 loss to Humboldt State, Mixon scored a season-high 25 points, grabbed nine rebounds, totaled three steals and had an assist. She followed that performance with 19 points, six rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots in a 49-43 victory over Sonoma State.

Cal State Dominguez Hills returns to action on Friday when it visits Cal State San Bernardino beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Wilson CCAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Week:

Nov. 10-16: Dana Andrews (Cal State Monterey Bay); Nov. 17-23: Katie Franci (Humboldt State); Nov. 24-30: Katie Busi (Cal State Stanislaus); Dec. 1-7: Michelle Oseir (UC San Diego); Dec. 8-14: Ennisha Kyles (Cal State Dominguez Hills); Dec. 15-21: Reyana Colson (Cal Poly Pomona); Dec. 29 – Jan. 3: Megan Ford (Cal Poly Pomona); Jan. 4-11: Michelle Osier (UC San Diego); Jan 12-18: Katie Franci (Humboldt State); Jan. 19-25: Neka Mixon (Cal State Dominguez Hills).