Two Miami Student-Athletes Recognized as MAC Pepsi Players of the Week

Updated 12/14/1999
CLEVELAND, Ohio (December 14) -- Miami RedHawk teammates Anthony Taylor and Rob Mestas are the recipients of the Mid-American Conference men's basketball Player of the Week awards for the third week of the 1999-2000 season. Taylor led the RedHawks to wins over Xavier and Notre Dame as Miami evened its record at 3-3 with 40 points in two games. Mestas' defensive efforts led the way as neither of the RedHawk opponents shot over 40.0% from the field.

MAC Pepsi Offensive Player of the Week - Miami's Anthony Taylor (6-1, G, Sr., W. Medford, Mass.) Taylor scored 22 points in a 67-58 win over Xavier and 18 points in a 71-55 triumph over Notre Dame. Taylor sparked the win over Xavier by scoring 12 of Miami's final 15 points, including a 12-of-16 performance during the game from the free throw line. Taylor also contributed three assists and two steals in the two games.

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Akron's Jami Bosley (6-1, G, Massillon, Ohio) averaged 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game as the Zips defeated Cleveland State 79-72 and Northern Illinois 79-56. Bosley also made 17-of-18 from the free throw line.

Ball State's Duane Clemens (6-0, G, Sr., Muncie, Ind.) scored 21 points and added five rebounds, five assists, four steals and one blocked shot in an 80-70 win versus Butler.

Bowling Green's Keith McLeod (6-2, G, So., Canton, Ohio) averaged 19 points, three rebounds and 4.5 assists in the Falcons' two games. Led the team in scoring at Northern Iowa with 21 points, including 18 in the second half.

Buffalo's Louis Campbell (6-2, G, Jr., Rahway, N.J.) averaged 14.3 ppg in three games with a high of 25 versus seventh ranked North Carolina. Campbell also averaged 4.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.3 steals per game.

Central Michigan's David Webber (6-2, G, Sr., Farmington Hills, Mich.) averaged 23.5 ppg as the Chippewas lost to Detroit and Xavier. Webber grabbed 4.0 rebounds and dished out 3.5 assists in each contest while playing a total of 75 minutes in the two games.

Eastern Michigan's Calvin Warner (6-7, F, So., Jacksonville, Fla.) led the Eagles to a 65-55 win over Ohio in the league opener for the season. Warner made 9-of-14 from the field and contributed with six rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot.

Kent's Trevor Huffman (6-1, G, So., Petoskey, Mich.) averaged 15 points, two rebounds and two assists as Kent lost to Michigan and beat Wisconsin-Green Bay. Huffman led the Golden Flashes with 19 points at Michigan and was 9-of-10 from the free throw line versus UWGB.

Marshall's Tamar Slay (6-9, G/F, So., Beckley, W.Va.) scored 18 points and added five rebounds, three steals and one blocked shot as Marshall improved to 5-0 with an 82-46 win against West Virginia State.

Ohio's Sanjay Adell (6-6, F, Sr., Milwaukee, Wis.) scored 18 points in a loss at Eastern Michigan before leading the Bobcats with 25 points in a win against West Virginia. Adell added 11 rebounds, two assists and one steal in the two games.

Toledo's Justin Hall (6-0, F, So., Detroit, Mich.) scored 26 points in the Rockets' 90-76 win against Oakland. Hall was successful on 9-of-13 field goal attempts and added nine rebounds and five assists.

Western Michigan's Rod Brown (6-1, G, Sr., Dallas, Texas) led the Broncos to an 89-87 overtime win against Oakland by scoring 10 points and handing out a career-high 12 assists while pulling down eight rebounds.

MAC Pepsi Defensive Player of the Week - Miami's Rob Mestas (5-10, G, Sr., Minneapolis, Minn.) led the RedHawks backcourt play with five steals and six defensive rebounds in wins against Xavier and Notre Dame. Mestas held his oppossing point guards to a combined 5-of-14 from the field. Mestas' defensive effort helped hold Xavier to 34.5% from the field and Notre Dame to 40.0%.

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Ball State's Duane Clemens (6-0, G, Sr., Muncie, Ind.) led the Cardinals' win over Butler with five defensive rebounds, four steals and one blocked shot. He also scored 21 points and handed out five assists.

Bowling Green's Anthony Stacey (6-4, F, Sr., Elyria, Ohio) grabbed 16 of his 18 rebounds at the defensive end of the floor as the Falcons beat Oakland and lost at Northern Iowa in overtime. Stacey also nabbed five steals in 75 minutes.

Eastern Michigan's C.J. Grantham (5-9, G, Fr., Belleville, Mich.) led the Eagles' defense with four rebounds and two steals in a 65-55 win against Ohio. Grantham also had 12 points and four assists.

Ohio's Shaun Stonerook (6-8, F, Sr., Westerville, Ohio) totaled 24 rebounds, 20 defensively, as Ohio lost at Eastern Michigan and beat West Virginia. Stonerook posted back-to-back double-doubles with 14 points and 14 rebounds (EMU) and 10 points and 10 rebounds (WVU) and had eight assists. Ohio held its two opponents to 41.7% (EMU) and 40.0% (WVU) from the field.