Warner named OVC Player of teh Week

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MOREHEAD - Morehead State University junior Angelo Warner has been named Ohio Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week by College Sports Madness for the period of Dec. 2-8. He averaged 19.5 points, 6.0 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals during the two-game stretch.

Warner, a 6-foot-2 guard, tallied 19 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and four steals in Monday’s victory over Horizon League member Wright State. He then posted 20 points, four assists, four boards and two thefts in Wednesday’s setback to Conference USA foe Southern Mississippi.

Warner knocked down 50 percent (12-of-24) from the field and 81 percent (13-of-16) from the free-throw line last week when he played a team-high 77 minutes. The Orlando native has collected 10 double-figure scoring performances in 11 tilts this season, including five 20-point efforts.

Warner ranks among the conference leaders in steals (2nd, 2.6), minutes played (3rd, 35.2), scoring (6th, 17.7), free-throw percentage (8th, .787), three-point field goals made (T-9th, 1.7) and assists (11th, 3.3). He currently leads Morehead State in nine statistical categories.

MSU is off to a 7-4 start this year, despite playing eight of its first 11 games away from Johnson Arena. The Eagles are idle until Sunday when they host Mid-American Conference opponent Bowling Green at 2 p.m. ET. The contest will include a free post-game youth clinic.

Morehead State has now received conference honors each of the past three weeks. Senior Chad Posthumus earned weekly recognition from the league office on Nov. 25, while Warner was tabbed on Dec. 2. Junior Kareem Storey also notched a weekly award from CSM on Nov. 11.

Four Eagles earn additional PFL honors: Joshua Brunner has earned Second-Team All-Pioneer Football League honors from College Sports Madness, while Ronald Cooper, Michael Jackson and Brandon Bornhauser have landed third-team accolades from the same organization.

Brunner, a junior from Pittsburgh, blocked for an offense that averaged 240 passing yards and 369 total yards. Morehead State allowed just 1.6 sacks per game, which ranked third in the league.

Cooper, a sophomore defensive lineman from Atlanta, led the Eagles with 11 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks. He posted 53 tackles, which placed fifth on the squad.

Jackson, a junior defensive back from Cincinnati, ranked third at MSU with 72 tackles, including 45 solos. He also registered four tackles for loss, seven pass break-ups and three interceptions.

Bornhauser, a junior slot receiver and return specialist from Cincinnati, averaged 26.7 yards on 22 kick returns and 7.8 yards on 14 punt returns. He had 37 carries for 163 yards and seven touchdowns, plus 16 catches for 138 yards and two scores.

The four individuals joined Alex Hey, Kitaro Lewis, John Coleman and Steven Lester on the Pioneer Football League’s 2013 Honorable Mention list, which was released last week. That group of honorees was voted on by the conference’s head coaches.

Morehead State finished the 2013 campaign 3-9 overall and 3-5 in league play. The Eagles posted victories over Davidson, Campbell and Valparaiso from Sept. 28-Oct. 19. Check MSUEagles.com throughout the off-season for updates on MSU football.


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