James and Lutz Named SLIAC Players of the Week

St. Louis, Mo. – Westminster College swept the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Player of the Week awards for the week of February 10.

Joe James, a senior guard from St. Louis, Mo., is this week's SLIAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week. James averaged 26.0 points per game in helping the Blue Jays to a pair of conference wins. Against Greenville, James was 10-of-14 from the field, scoring 25 points, while adding four steals and three assists. He followed with 27 points in a 78-75 win over Fontbonne. In that contest, he added five rebounds and four assists. For the week, James averaged 26.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.0 steals per game. This marks the second time this season James has won the Player of the Week award.

Leigh Ann Lutz is this week's SLIAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week. Lutz, a senior guard from California, Mo., guided the Blue Jays to two wins while scoring over 20 points in both games. In the Blue Jay's win over Greenville, Lutz scored 25 points, going 5-of-9 from the three-point range, while adding four steals. She netted 24 points in the win over Fontbonne, again knocking down five three-pointers, while adding three assists and three steals. For the week, Lutz averaged 24.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.5 steals per game. Lutz also became the program's all-time scoring leader last week.

The Blue Jays will host Iowa Wesleyan on Wednesday, February 12. Tip-off for the women will be at 6:00 p.m., followed by the men at 8:00 p.m.