Josh Angle Earns SCIAC Offensive Player of the Week Honors for CMS Men's Basketball
CLAREMONT, Calif. - Josh Angle of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps captured the SCIAC Men's Basketball Offensive Player of the Week Award for games through Sunday, Feb. 4, the conference office announced today.
Angle earned the honor for the second time this season after averaging 23.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.5 rebounds in a 2-0 week for the Stags. He had 24 points, including six three-pointers, in a 111-75 win over Occidental on Wednesday, and then followed up with 22 points in a tight 82-79 win over Chapman on Saturday.
In the Chapman game, he was particulary big down the stretch, breaking a 68-68 tie with a three-pointer with 2:05 to go and then kicking the ball out for an assist on a Will Householter dagger three-pointer with 55 seconds left to put CMS ahead 77-70. He had a big day on both ends against the Panthers, also contributing five steals defensively as the Stags were able to pick up the big home win.
It marks the second time this season that Angle has won the honor, after also picking it up following a game in which he made the tiebreaking free throws with 1.4 seconds left in a 69-67 win at Occidental three weeks ago. Rhett Carter had also won the award twice this season, most recently after shooting 13-15 from the floor for 28 points in a win over Pomona-Pitzer on Jan. 20, while Caelan Jones earned it after hitting four straight three-pointers in the second half and overtime of a 99-93 win over Redlands on Jan. 3 and adding a career-high 25 in a win over Caltech on Jan. 6.
CMS will on the road for two big SCIAC games this week as it tries to pursue a SCIAC regular season title. The Stags are 10-2 in the conference, tied with Pomona-Pitzer and a half-game behind Cal Lutheran, and they travel to Redlands on Wednesday and Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday.