Tuesday, December 02, 2014

SPORTS STORY >> Ouachita Baptist’s Brown gets MVP

Great American Conference Comm.

RUSSELLVILLE – The Great American Conference announced the league’s Players of the Week for the third week of the 2014-15 basketball season.

Ouachita Baptist’s Tirrell Brown earned the men’s honor and Arkansas Tech’s Fatima Adams won the women’s award.

Brown, a junior forward from Jacksonville, shot an incredible 86.8 percent from the field in three games. He began with 26 points on 11-of-13 shooting against Champion Baptist. At the Arkansas Tech Thanksgiving Classic, he opened with 20 points against Southwest Baptist.

Against Northeastern State, he went 13-for-14 in scoring 33 points and added eight rebounds. He earned Tournament MVP honors for his three-game performance.

A Jacksonville duo has helped lead the Tigers to a 5-1 start to the season. Brown and sophomore point guard Justin McCleary, also from Jacksonville, are the team’s two leading scorers. Brown is also the team’s leading rebounder while McCleary is second in scoring and first in assists.

OBU will be back in Russellville tomorrow to face Arkansas Tech in a GAC matchup before two more road games this weekend. On Saturday, the Tigers travel to Magnolia to take on Southern Arkansas University, and on Sunday goes to Nacogdoches, Texas to take on Division I Stephen F. Austin.