St. Mary's City, Md. – Junior captain Chris Hutchinson (Owings Mills, Md./New Town) earned both Capital Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week and Pride of Maryland Player of the Week honors as announced by both organizations Monday afternoon.
Hutchinson shares the conference award with Hood College's junior guard Trey Quinn.
He averaged 16.0 points, 4.0 steals and 3.5 rebounds in a 2-0 week for the St. Mary's College of Maryland men's basketball team. The Seahawks are now 11-3 (5-0 CAC) on the season and extended their home regular-season win streak to 37 straight.
The 6-3 guard totaled career-highs of 18 points and five steals in an 81-63 victory over Marymount (Va.) University on January 4 as he shot 7-of-10 from the field while chipping in four rebounds.
Hutchinson then added 14 points, three rebounds and three steals in a 10-point win over Wesley College in the rematch of the last two CAC championship games this past Saturday.
Hutchinson leads the conference in steals per game with a 2.8 average.
St. Mary's will be back in action on Wednesday, January 11 as the Seahawks welcome University of Mary Washington (10-4, 5-0 CAC) to Ed Cole Court in the Michael P. O'Brien Athletics & Recreation Center Arena for a league contest at 1:00 pm.
2011-12 CAC Men's Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 21 – Devin Posey, Sr., G, Salisbury
Nov. 28 – Brett Burrier, Jr., G, Stevenson
Dec. 5 – Paul Kouvaris, Sr., F, York
Dec. 12 – DeSean Antoine, Jr., G, Frostburg State and Ramon Smith, Sr., G, Hood
Dec. 19 – Paul Kouvaris, Sr., F, York
Jan. 2 – Troy Dockett, Sr., G, Frostburg State
Jan. 9 – Chris Hutchinson, Jr., G, St. Mary's and Trey Quinn, Jr., G, Hood
2011-12 Pride of Maryland Men's Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 28 – Cullen Murray-Kemp, Sr., McDaniel
Dec. 5 – Kevin Breslin, Sr., Washington College
Dec. 12 – Chris Olsen, Sr., Washington College
Dec. 19 – Marcus Cotton, Sr., Goucher
Jan. 9 – Chris Hutchinson, Jr., St. Mary's