Cleveland, Ohio -- Marshall University's Tamar Slay and Toledo's Chad Kamstra are the recipients of the Mid-American Conference men's basketball Player of the Week awards for the fifth week of the 1999-2000 season. Slay scored 38 points to lead Marshall to a 127-126 double overtime win at Western Michigan in the MAC opener for the Thundering Herd. Kamstra guarded Ohio State's Scoonie Peen and held the All-America candidate to 3-of-10 shooting from the floor in the Buckeyes' 64-61 win.
MAC Pepsi Offensive Player of the Week -
Marshall's Tamar Slay (6-0, G, So., Beckley, W.Va.)
Slay led the Thundering Herd to their eighth consecutive win with a game-high 38 points in a 127-126 double-overtime win at Western Michigan. Slay also had five rebounds and four assists in 37 minutes. He was successful on 12-of-18 field goal attempts and was 8-of-13 from three-point range.
Eastern Michigan's Calvin Warner (6-7, F, So, Jacksonville, Fla.) scored 19 points and had 10 rebounds in a 107-101 double overtime loss at TCU and had 16 points, six rebounds, three steals and five blocked shots in a 62-56 win at IUPUI. The win at IUPUI improved the Eagles record to 6-3, which is one win more than all of last year (5-20).
Ohio's Shaun Stonerook (6-8, F, Sr., Westerville, Ohio) scored 25 points and pulled down 10 rebounds while dishing out four assists in a 68-66 loss at Portland. Stonerook was 11-of-12 from the free throw line and 6-of-8 from the field (2-of-3 on three pointers) while playing 39 minutes. He has nine games with double figures in points and rebounds this year in Ohio's 10 games.
Toledo's Justin Hall (6-3, G, So., Detroit, Mich.) scored 34 points and added 17 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two blocked shots in two games as the Rockets beat Youngstown State 63-57 and lost to Ohio State 64-61. Hall grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds to go with 17 points at YSU. At Ohio State, he led the Rockets with 17 points and six assists in the near upset of the then 20th ranked Buckeyes.
Western Michigan's Rod Brown (6-1, G, Sr., Dallas, Texas) set a career-high with 13 assists and added 14 points in a 127-126 double overtime loss to Marshall, and scored seven points and dished out nine assists in a 101-78 win versus Marist. Brown has 34 assists in the last three games with only seven turnovers.
MAC Pepsi Defensive Player of the Week - Toledo's Chad Kamstra (6-1, G, Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio) drew the tough assignment of guarding Ohio State's Scoonie Penn for 36 of Penn's 38 minutes and held the All-America candidate to 3-of-10 shooting from the field as the Rockets fell 64-61 to the then 20th ranked Buckeyes. Against Youngstown State, Kamstra held point guard Ryan Patton to 1-of-3 from the floor. Kamstra also hit the deciding three-point field goal in the YSU game with UT trailing by one with 19 seconds remaining to lead his team to a 63-57 triumph.