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Lewis, Reyna earn respective conference's weekly accolades

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After banner weeks for their programs, ACU junior forward Jaren Lewis was named Southland Conference Player of the Week, and McMurry sophomore forward Skyler Reyna was selected as the ASC West Division Player of the Week.

Jaren Lewis (ACU jr. Forward - Orlando)

Lewis put together his two best games as a Wildcat. In Wednesday’s game versus Nicholls, the junior forward pulled down a career-best 20 rebounds to set an ACU Division I era record. He also added 18 points, two steals, an assist and block in the outing. He followed that performance with a 17-rebound effort against UIW on top of a 20-point night, knocking down two triples in a second half run to open up the game for the Wildcats. He has now registered three consecutive double-doubles.

The Wildcats (15-11, 7-6 SLC) split their games at home last week, falling to first place Nicholls (16-9, 10-2 SLC) 69-65 on Wednesday and defeating Incarnate Word (5-17, 0-12 SLC) 80-69 on Saturday. Lewis averaged 19 points and 18.5 rebounds for the two games to keep ACU on pace to clinching its first Southland postseason berth in its first year eligible since completing the transition to Division I. The Wildcats and Lamar (15-11, 7-6 SLC) are tied for seventh place.

Skyler Reyna (McMurry soph. Forward - San Antonio, Texas/Brackenridge H.S.)

Reyna averaged a sterling double-double of 16.5 points and 17.5 rebounds per game in a key pair of War Hawks’ victories.

It marks the second time this season that Reyna has won the ASC honor. She was also voted the ASC West weekly accolade on January 15.

Reyna had a pair of double-doubles in the games last week - giving her 13 on the year - as she led McM to the wins, which assured the War Hawks of the program's first winning record since the 2011-12 season. In the team's last-second win over Howard Payne last Thursday, Reyna had 13 points and 16 rebounds.

In the home finale versus Sul Ross State on Saturday, Reyna nearly had a 20-20 game, registering 20 points and 19 rebounds, despite not playing the bulk of the fourth quarter with McM well ahead. It was also the 5th time Reyna had 20+ points in a game in 2017-18 and the 20th time she tallied in double-digit scoring this year.

On the year, Reyna is also averaging double figures in both scoring and rebounds to lead the War Hawks. Reyna scores an average of 15.7 points per game, while grabbing 10.3 boards per contest. She also leads the squad in shooting percentage (.475) and ranks second in total steals (47).


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