Junior Jessica Brown played a pivotal role in Cal State San Bernardino taking three of four games from No. 16 UC San Diego last weekend. So it was only fitting she has been honored as this week’s CCAA Player of the Week.
Brown, a graduate of Alta Loma High School and Citrus College, hit a towering three-run, walk-off home run in the Coyotes’ 4-1 win over the Tritons in the second game of Friday’s doubleheader. In the opener, she had a solo home run.
On the weekend, she went 7-for-14 at the plate against UCSD, with two doubles along with her homers. She was intentionally walked twice in the fourth and final game of the series, eventually won by the Coyotes 4-3 in nine innings.
CSUSB (9-5 overall and 4-2 in the CCAA) play host to Cal State Monterey Bay this weekend in another key CCAA four-game series.
Sophomore guard Trevor Baker of the University of Redlands has been named Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Men’s Basketball Athlete of the Week for Jan. 24-28.
Baker went off for 76 points in three games for 25.3 points per game, as the Bulldogs defeated Occidental (77-74) and Caltech (89-64) while narrowly losing to Cal Lutheran (82-85).
Against the Kingsmen, Baker singlehandedly put Redlands back in the game after it faced a 25-point deficit. He scored 31 of his game-high 33 points in the second half.
Against Occidental, the Bulldogs trailed by 10 with seven minutes to go, before Baker scored six critical, late-game points. Finally, Baker added a 31-point performance, including six threes, in the team’s solid win over Caltech to close out an incredible week.
Overall, he shot 60 percent, highlighted by a 61.9 percent from long range. He was also 15-for-17 from the free-throw line.
Baker also added 19 rebounds, three assists, and four steals.
Senior guard Everett Turner of Cal State San Bernardino has been named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week for Jan. 16-22.
The Colony High School graduate helped the Coyotes to a pair of victories over top-five conference programs, beginning with a 69-68 win over previously ranked No. 20 San Francisco State on Jan. 18. He finished one assist and one rebound shy of a triple double with 12 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, and also had two blocks and two steals in 37 minutes.
Then against Cal State San Marcos on Jan. 21, he scored a team-high 23 points on 8 of 10 shooting with five 3-pointers and dealt seven assists as the Coyotes scored their most points in 14 seasons in a 106-100 victory over the Cougars.
CSUSB (8-7, 4-6 CCAA) takes to the road this week with games at Chico State (Friday) and Stanislaus State (Saturday).