Williams Adds to Awards Haul With Second NCAC Player-of-the-Week Honor

Spencer Williams

For the second time this season, The College of Wooster's Spencer Williams was tabbed as the North Coast Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player-of-the-Week, as announced by the league office on Wednesday afternoon.

Williams was the catalyst behind a trio of wins for the Fighting Scots over the holidays as he brought home the MVP hardware at both the Mauro Panaggio Tournament and the 55th annual E.M. "Mose" Hole/Wooster Kiwanis Classic.

The senior guard kick-started the two-week stretch by matching his career-high with 25 points against The College at Brockport, State University of New York, in the championship game of the Mauro Panaggio Tournament back on Dec. 18. In that game, Williams' contributions took center stage during some of Wooster's game-changing moments, including a 3-pointer with 8:27 remaining in the opening half that led to a 20-4 run.

During last Friday's thrilling 76-75 win over Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Williams scored 18 points and backed that up with six rebounds and four assists. Six of his 18 points came during the Scots' second-half rally as Wooster overcame a 17-point deficit in the victory.

Williams saved his most efficient outing for the "Mose" Hole/Kiwanis Classic championship game as that's when the senior again matched his career-high with 25 points during Wooster's 77-68 win over previously unbeaten Emory & Henry College. Williams canned 10 field goals on 16 attempts for a season-best 62.5 percent clip from the floor, and he secured four rebounds and passed out two assists in the game.

For the three-game stretch, Williams averaged 22.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game, all while making 55.6 percent (25-for-45) of his field goal attempts.

Williams and his Wooster (9-3, 3-2 North Coast Athletic Conference) teammates return to action at ninth-ranked Ohio Wesleyan University (9-2, 4-0 NCAC) this Saturday, Jan. 6. Tipoff is slated for 3 p.m.