Pettway named Player of the Week, Sancho earns Rookie of the Week honors
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (November 13, 2018) – Senior guard Mikey Pettway (Bridgeport, Conn.) and freshman forward Jared Sancho (North Haven, Conn.) of the Western New England University men's basketball team have both received weekly awards from the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), the league office announced on Tuesday.
Pettway was named the CCC Player of the Week for the third time in his career, while Sancho garnered Rookie of the Week honors.
Pettway carried the Golden Bears offensively during Western New England's first two games of the season last week. He averaged 33.5 points per game on 53.1 percent shooting (26-of-49) while also contributing 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest. In Thursday's season opener against No. 7 Springfield, he scored a team-high 28 points to go with four assists in a close loss to the Pride. Pettway then poured in a career-high 39 points and added eight boards in a comeback win over Emmanuel on Saturday.
Sancho made solid contributions in his collegiate debut against Emmanuel, as he scored seven points on 3-of-5 shooting to go with three rebounds and one block in 17 minutes off the bench.
Western New England (1-1) will be back in action this weekend at Wesleyan University's Herb Kenny Tip-Off Tournament. The Golden Bears will face Thomas (Maine) on Friday and either Wesleyan or Becker on Saturday.