BAY CITY, Mich. - Lake Superior State University junior guard Derek Billing (Anna, Ohio) and Ohio Dominican University freshman guard Mark Minch (West Chester 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:
Lake Superior State
6-2, Junior, Guard
Lake Superior State University junior guard Derek Billing shot 38 percent from the field and made 11-of-14 free throws as Lake State split decisions at last weekend's GLIAC/GLVC Crossover. Billing contributed four points, two steals, a rebound and an assist during the Lakers' 14-2 second-half opening run that brought Lake State back from a 34-23 halftime deficit against Illinois-Springfield on Saturday.
North Division Weekly Honor Roll: Darius Norman - GV, Andrew VanDierenDonck - NU, Brett Beland - SV.
2011-12 North Division "Players of the Week": (11/13) Derek Billing- LS.
GLIAC South Division Player of the Week:
6-4, Freshman, Guard
West Chester, Ohio
ODU freshman Mark Minch scored in double figures in both games while pulling down 11 rebounds, three assists and five steals in the GLVC/GLIAC Crossover Tournament, hosted by Maryville University. In the 69-56 loss to Maryville, Minch was the lone Panther in double digits as he scored 19 points on 7-of-12 shootings while grabbing six boards, five of them being offensive. He currently leads all Panthers in points per game (17.5), second on the team in rebounds per game (5.5) and first in steals per game (2.5).
South Division Weekly Honor Roll: Tim Dezelski- HC, Vince Kazmierczak - MU.
2011-12 South Division "Players of the Week": (11/13) Mark Minch - OD.