OGDEN -- Weber State’s Davion Berry and Northern Colorado’s Derrick Barden have been selected as the Co Big Sky Conference men’s basketball players of the week.
Berry, a 6-foot-4 junior guard/forward from Oakland, Calif., averaged 17.0 points, four assists, 3.3 rebounds and two steals per game in the three wins. Berry shot .643 percent from the field, .500 percent from 3-point range, and .769 percent from the free-throw line in three wins.
Berry opened with 14 points, three steals, two rebounds and an assist in Weber State’s 56-40 win over Idaho State on Monday night. Berry made 6-of-9 shots form the floor. In Thursday night’s 87-63 win over first-place Montana, Berry scored 16 points with six assists, four rebounds and three steals. Berry and the Wildcats halted Montana’s 14-game winning streak, and the Grizzlies’ conference record of 25 straight regular-season conference wins.
On Saturday night in a 69-61 win over Montana State, Berry enjoyed a perfect shooting night en route to 21 points. Berry was 7-of-7 from the field – 3-of-3 from 3-point range, and 4-of-4 from the free-throw line. He also had five assists, four rebounds and a blocked shot.
Barden, a 6-5 junior forward from Detroit, Mich., led the Bears to two important home wins to get his team into a tie for fifth place in the league standings. He averaged 21 points and 10 rebounds per game, shooting .720 percent from the field.
Barden tied his career-high with 21 points in a 76-68 win over Northern Arizona on Thursday. He pulled downed six rebounds and made 5-of-6 from the free-throw line. Barden was huge again for the Bears in their 78-64 win over Sacramento State, netting 21 points with 14 rebounds. He made 10-of-11 from the field. In the first 20 minutes, he had 15 points and eight rebounds.