INDIANAPOLIS – Alec Peters posted a double-double by halftime and finished with 29 points and 15 rebounds in Valparaiso’s (9-2) win against Indiana State. Northern Kentucky’s Carson Williams scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Norse won their fifth consecutive game against an Eastern Washington team that entered the contest 8-2. For their efforts, Peters and Williams have been named Horizon League Player and Freshman of the Week, respectively.
Player of the Week | Alec Peters | Valparaiso | Senior | F | Washington, Ill.
Peters continued his streak of 20-plus point games to open the season, leading all players with 29 while matching his career high with 15 rebounds in the win over Indiana State. Peters, who picked up his fifth double-double of the season, needed less than 19 minutes to reach a double-double in the win, as he posted 23 points and 10 rebounds in the first half alone.
Along the way, Peters moved into 14th place in Horizon League history in scoring and finds himself just 36 points shy of 2,000 for his career. His 29 points per game and 15 rebounds per game both led all Horizon League players last week.
This is Peter’s third player of the week honor this season and the eighth of his career – tying him for fourth-most in league history.
2016 Horizon League Players of the Week
Nov. 14 – Mark Alstork, Wright State
Nov. 21 – Mark Alstork, Wright State
Nov. 28 – Alec Peters, Valparaiso
Dec. 5 – Drew McDonald, Northern Kentucky | Alec Peters, Valparaiso
Dec. 12 – Lavone Holland II, Northern Kentucky
Dec. 19 – Alec Peters, Valparaiso
Freshman of the Week | Carson Williams | Northern Kentucky | F | Owenton, Ky.
Williams finished one rebound shy of a double-double in the victory against Eastern Washington, leading NKU to its fifth straight win and seventh victory in the last eight games. His 17 points tied the game-high, while his nine boards were a game-high. Williams also drew the assignment of guarding Bogdan Bilznyuk, who entered as the nation’s 14th best scorer at 22.7 ppg. He held Bilznyuk to just 12 points on 4-of-14 shooting.
The freshman of the week honor is the second of the season for Williams, who also earned the honor Nov. 14.
2016 Horizon League Freshman of the Week
Nov. 14 – Carson Williams, Northern Kentucky
Nov. 21 – Marcus Ottey, UIC
Nov. 28 – Isaiah Brock, Oakland
Dec. 5 – Corey Allen, Detroit Mercy
Dec. 12 – Isaiah Brock, Oakland
Dec. 19 – Carson Williams, Northern Kentucky