After the first weekend of cross division contests between Northern and Southern squads within the Minnesota College Athletic Conference, two standouts emerged as Player-of-the-Week for their efforts. Additionally, a MCAC team was tabbed by the NJCAA in the most recent Division III Men's Basketball poll.
Rochester CTC (6-1) is found among the 'Receiving Votes' teams in the NJCAA poll; click here to access the full press release regarding the December 5th ranking.
The men's basketball MCAC Northern Division Player-of-the-Week:
Against NJCAA Division II Gogebic early in the week, Demetrice Mitchell poured in 38 points and had 15 rebounds while shooting 18-25 from field. His hot hand included going 4-7 from 3 point range while adding two steals and and assist. Against MCAC foe Ridgewater College on Friday, Mitchell had another 18 points and eight rebounds. He also was 6-of-8 from the free throw line and had three steals. To complete his stellar week, against Minnesota West Mitchell had another 25 points and 14 rebounds in the Ironmen's final weekend contest.
Mitchell and Vermilion will play Rochester CTC at home on Friday, December 8 in Ely.
The men's basketball MCAC Southern Division Player-of-the-Week:
Western Technical College
Western Technical College sophomore Shawn Gerron has earned the MCAC Southern Division Player-of-the-Week for a pair of great games.
On Friday, Gerron had 32 points and 8 rebounds against Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College in a 90-89 Cavalier victory. He then turned in a 22 point and four board performance in a loss to Central Lakes College on Saturday.
Gerron and his WTC teammates next face Madison College on Wednesday, December 6 at 7:30pm in La Crosse.
MCAC Basketball schedules can be found at: http://www.mcacsports.org/sports/mbkb/2017-18/schedule
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference website main page is: http://www.mcacsports.org/landing/index
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About the Minnesota College Athletic Conference
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system. The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions. The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.