BAY CITY, Mich. - Wayne State University junior guard Mike Hollingsworth (Utica, Mich.) and Tiffin University junior guard Joe Graessle (Grover City, Ohio) have been chosen as the GLIAC Men's Basketball North and South Division "Players of the Week", respectively.
GLIAC North Division Player of the Week:
Wayne State University
6-2, Junior, Guard
Junior guard Mike Hollingsworth helped the Warriors nearly pull off an upset of No. 19 Drury Saturday in Detroit by scoring a game-high 21 points which included 5-of-7 from beyond the arc. In Wednesday's win at Malone, Hollingsworth tallied a game-high 20 points along with tying for a game-high mark with six rebounds. Against the Pioneers, Hollingsworth scored 15 points in the first half on 6-of-7 shooting including 3-of-3 from three-point range. For the week he averaged 20.5 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per contest while shooting 64 percent (14-of-22) from the floor including 73 percent (8-of-11) from beyond the arc.
North Division Weekly Honor Roll: Drew Lehman- FS, Breland Hogan - GV, Derek Kinney - LS, Phil Romback- MT, Matthew Craggs - NM, Will Bowles - NU, Chris Webb - SV.
2011-12 North Division "Players of the Week": (11/13) Derek Billing- LS, (11/19) Ali Haidar- MT, (11/26) Ali Haidar- MT, (12/3) Chene Phillips - WS, (12/10) Mike Hollingsworth - WS, (12/20) Mike Hollingsworth - WS.
GLIAC South Division Player of the Week:
6-3, Junior, Guard
Grover City, Ohio
Tiffin University junior guard Joe Graessle led the Dragons to a 1-1 week by averaging 23.0 points, 5.5 steals, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists last week. He poured in a game-high 25 points, along with six rebounds, four steals and three assists in a loss to Michigan Tech on Saturday. Graessle responded with a 21-point, seven-steal effort in a win over Northern Michigan on Tuesday. Has has now scored 20+ points in eight consecutive games, while posting career-highs of three blocks and seven steals versus Northern Michigan. Graessle moved up seven spots in career scoring at TU. He currently ranks 20th with 1123 points.
South Division Weekly Honor Roll: Ronne Steward - AU, Nick Washburn - HC, Riley Thomas - LE, Isiah Elliot - MU, Bobby Stauffer- OD, Brad Piehl - UF.
2011-12 South Division "Players of the Week": (11/13) Mark Minch - OD, (11/19) Greg Kahlig - UF, (11/26) Tim Dezelski- HC, (12/3) Kenny Kornowski- WU, (12/10) Isiah Elliott- MU, (12/20) Joe Graessle - TU.