WICHITA FALLS, Texas -- Midwestern State's Trevor Fuller garnered Lone Star Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors as released by league officials Monday afternoon.
The 6-8 junior from Dallas keyed defensive efforts for the 14th-ranked Mustangs in wins over St. Mary's (Texas) and Oklahoma Christian as MSU improved to 7-1 on the season.
Fuller averaged 6.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game to go along with six blocked shots and three steals as Midwestern held the opposition to 66 points on 35.9-percent shooting.
His efforts frustrated Oklahoma Christian 7-footer John Moon into a 6-of-15 shooting night with only four rebounds Friday night at D.L. Ligon Coliseum. Moon entered the game shooting 63 percent from the floor with averages of 23.5 points and 10.5 rebounds a game.
Fuller finished the night with seven points, six rebounds, three blocked and two steals in 18 minutes against the Eagles.
The performance came on the heels of a solid performance of six points, seven rebounds, three blocked shots and one steal Tuesday against St. Mary's.
Tarleton State's E.J. Reed gained top offensive honors after going for 25 points and 11 rebounds against Arlington Baptist and 25 points and seven rebounds against Our Lady of the Lake as the Texans continued their season opening nine-game home stand.
Midwestern State returns to action Saturday afternoon against Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas) in D.L. Ligon Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m.
SCHEDULE NOTE: The start time for Midwestern State's slated home game against Science & Arts (Okla.) on New Year's Eve has been moved up to 6 p.m. The game was originally slated for 7:30.
WICHITA FALLS, Texas -- Midwestern State coach Jeff Ray announced the signings of Cheleen Cousins and Lexi Read to National Letters of Intent for women's golf Monday afternoon.
"Both Cheleen and Lexi are great students from great families," Ray said. "Also very important to me is they both really want to be at MSU. I am very excited about both young ladies joining our team."
Cousins is in the midst of a stellar career at Frisco (Texas) Liberty High School where she earned the District 9-5A individual championship while earning first-team all-state and all-region honors placing fourth at the Class 5A UIL State Championships last spring.
"Cheleen is very fundamentally sound. Over the years, she has received great instruction," Ray said. "Her junior golf career has proven her ability to play at the collegiate level while competing on one of the best teams in the state has also helped. The Frisco Liberty High team is very competitive and they are allowed to play and practice at some great courses. Her fifth-place finish individual last year at the state tournament shows the kind of player she is."
Read has proven her ability by claiming the Texas Junior Golf Tour (TJGT) Tour 18 championship after earning UIL Class 4A All-State honors finishing in the Top 10 at the state championship. She also boasted a Top 10 finish at the Texas-Oklahoma Junior Golf Tournament last summer in Wichita Falls.
"Lexi's summer schedule was very busy and she improved because of this," Ray said. "She is also very fundamentally sound. Lexi had a good summer and fall and will continue to improve with more experience."
Cousins and Read add to a program which has advanced to the NCAA Division II Regionals in each of the last four seasons producing MSU's first national championship for a varsity program when Brenna Moore claimed the individual title last spring.
The duo is set to join the team beginning with the 2016-17 academic year.