Central Michigan and Ohio Student-Athletes Recognized as MAC Pepsi Players of the Week

Updated 2/28/2000

Cleveland, Ohio (Feb. 28) - Central Michigan's David Webber on offense and Ohio's Shaun Stonerook on defense are the recipients of the Mid-American Conference men's basketball Player of the Week awards for the 15th week of the 1999-2000 season.

MAC Pepsi Offensive Player of the Week - Central Michigan's David Webber (6-2, G, So., Farmington Hills, Mich.)

Webber scored a Rose Arena record 51 points in the Chippewas' 91-80 loss to Ball State in the only game of the week he played in. A sprained right wrist kept him out of the Toledo contest. Webber's 51 points are the sixth highest single game total in Mid-American Conference history. In winning his second POTW honor in the last three weeks, Webber made 16-of-24 field goals, 7-of-9 three-point attempts and 12-of-15 free throw attempts. Webber's 51 points broke the Rose Arena record of 49 set by Larry Bird of Indiana State.

MAC Pepsi Defensive Player of the Week - Ohio's Shaun Stonerook (6-8, F, Sr., Westerville, Ohio)

Stonerook, in capturing his second defensive POTW award this season, averaged 9.0 defensive rebounds (11.0 total rebounds) and 2.0 steals in three games as the Bobcats defeated Miami, Buffalo and Kent. Stonerook had 20 points and 13 rebounds versus Miami, eight points and nine rebounds at Buffalo and 17 points and 11 boards against Kent. Stonerook also added 17 assists during the week. He leads the MAC in rebounding at 11.7 per game. which is 3.0 more per game than anyone else in the league. Stonerook was also nominated for offensive player of the week honors.

Offensive Player of the Week nominations

Ball State's Duane Clemens (6-0, G, Sr., Muncie, Ind.) scored a career-high 34 at Western Michigan and 18 at Central Michigan to lead the Cardinals to a 2-0 week and a #2 seed in the MAC Tournament.

Bowling Green's Anthony Stacey (6-4, F, Sr., Elyria, Ohio) hit the game-winning shot with 1.1 seconds left in a 73-72 win at Akron. Stacey led BG's effort by scoring eight of the team's final 12 points. Stacey added 24 points in an 88-83 win at Marshall that clinched the MAC championship for the Falcons and the #1 seed in the MAC Tournament.

Kent's John Whorton (6-8, C, Sr., Columbus, Ohio) tied his career-high with 27 points in Kent's 81-71 loss at Ohio. Whorton hit 12-of-16 (75.0%) from the field and has connected on 43 of his last 51 field goal attempts (84.3%) over the last five games.

Toledo's Chad Kamstra (6-1, G, Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio) averaged 20 points in wins over Northern Illinois and Central Michigan. Kamstra connected on 9-of-14 (64.3%) of his three-point attempts and added a career-high 21 versus Central Michigan.

Defensive Player of the Week nominations

Ball State's Theron Smith (6-8, F, Fr., Auburndale, Fla.) pulled down 16 rebounds (12 defensively) in two Cardinal wins last week. Smith added 24 points and had four assists as BSU topped Western Michigan and Central Michigan.

Bowling Green's Dave Esterkamp (6-7, F, Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio) averaged 8.0 rebounds in two games and pulled down a game-high 10 at Akron. Also led the team in scoring at Marshall with 25 points. BG went 2-0 on the week, winning the MAC championship.

Toledo's Robierre Cullars (6-4, F, Jr., Toledo, Ohio) had one blocked shot and eight defensive rebounds at Central Michigan in helping the Rockets to their 10th straight win. UT also won a share of the West Division title with Ball State as co-champions.