York, Pa. – Senior Devin Spencer (Baltimore, Md./Towson Catholic) was selected as the Capital Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending January 27 as announced by conference commissioner, Tom Byrnes, Monday afternoon. Spencer becomes the fourth St. Mary's College of Maryland men's basketball player to earn the honor this season.
Spencer garnered the weekly award after leading the No. 12 Seahawks (18-2, 6-1 CAC) to a pair of road victories, including a conference triumph at York College of Pennsylvania on Saturday to keep St. Mary's tied for first place in the league standings.
The 5-11 guard started the week with 10 points, three assists and two steals in a 63-47 non-conference win at Gallaudet University on January 23.
Spencer broke out with 18 points in the team's dominating 84-51 victory over York. He was 6-for-10 from three-point range, including a 5-of-5 effort in the first half to lead scorers at intermission with 15. Spencer added three rebounds, two assists and one steal in the win.
He currently ranks second in the conference in three-point field goals made with 47 and assist-to-turnover ratio with 2.3. Spencer is also third in assists with a 3.5 average while ranking fourth in free throw percentage with 83.0%. He owns the sixth-best three-point field goal percentage (40.2%) as well.
The Seahawks will be back in action on Wednesday, January 30 as St. Mary's hosts Wesley College in conference action at 8:00 pm. The teams will battle for sole possession of first place in the CAC standings Wednesday night as both have a 6-1 CAC record. Wesley handed the Seahawks their only league loss on January 12 by a 68-54 decision.
2012-13 CAC Men's Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 19 – Travon Vann, Salisbury, Sr., Guard
Nov. 26 – Jeff Haus, St. Mary's, Sr., Forward and Travon Vann, Salisbury, Sr., Guard
Dec. 3 – Christian Jackson, Frostburg State, Sr., Guard/Forward
Dec. 10 – Tim Harwood, Salisbury, Jr., Guard
Dec. 17 – Paul Reynolds, Wesley, Sr., Forward and Julian Watson, York, Sr., Guard
Dec. 24 – David Langan, Wesley, Jr., Center
Dec. 31 – Donn Hill, St. Mary's, Sr., Guard
Jan. 7 – Nick LaGuerre, St. Mary's, So., Guard and Paul Reynolds, Wesley, Sr., Forward
Jan. 14 – Travon Vann, Salisbury, Sr., Guard and Quincy Pettiford, Wesley, So., Guard/Forward
Jan. 21 – Reed Scott, Marymount, Jr., Forward
Jan. 28 – Devin Spencer, St. Mary's, Sr., Guard