York, Pa. – Senior captain Nicholas LaGuerre (Baltimore, Md./Lansdowne) picked up his fourth Capital Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week award of the season as announced by Assistant CAC Commissioner Tim Mowrer Monday afternoon. LaGuerre earned the award for the week ending February 22nd and has now won the award five times throughout his career.
St. Mary's College of Maryland (20-4, 16-2 CAC) locked up the No. 1 seed with its 88-78 victory over Christopher Newport University on February 18th and then stretched its win streak to 12 with an 83-61 road win at Southern Virginia University this past Saturday.
LaGuerre garnered the award after averaging 26.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game in leading the Seahawks to a 2-0 week and the No. 1 seed in the CAC playoffs.
The 6-3 guard tallied a season-best 33 points in powering the Seahawks past Christopher Newport last Wednesday for the program's sixth CAC regular-season title, connecting on career-best six three-pointers. He followed that up with 20 points, five assists, and five rebounds in the road win over Southern Virginia as the Seahawks finished the regular season on a 12-game winning streak.
LaGuerre shot 56.3% (18-of-32) from the field, including 7-of-14 from downtown. He only missed twice from the free throw line as he went 10-for-12.
He ranks in the Top 10 in six conference categories, including leading the CAC in scoring with 21.5 points per game. He is third in free throw percentage (78.1%), sixth in assists per game with a 3.2 average, eighth in steals with a 1.8 average, and ninth in three-point field goal percentage (37.3%) while ranking 10th in field goal percentage (47.5%).
St. Mary's will be back in action on Thursday, February 26th as the Seahawks host the winner of No. 4 seed Christopher Newport/No. 5 seed Wesley College matchup in semifinal action at 7:00 p.m. in the Michael P. O'Brien Athletics & Recreation Center Arena.
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2014-15 CAC Men's Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 17 – D'Ondre Stockman, Fy., G, Marymount
Nov. 24 – Tim Daly, So., F, Christopher Newport
Dec. 1 – Jesse Konadu, Sr., G, Marymount
Dec. 8 – Tim Daly, So., F, Christopher Newport
Dec. 15 – Nicholas LaGuerre, Sr., G, St. Mary's
Dec. 22 – Anthony Bowers, Jr., G, Wesley
Jan. 5 – Marcus Carter, Fy., G, Christopher Newport
Jan. 12 – Justin Witmer, So., G, Salisbury
Jan. 19 – Jesse Konadu, Sr., G, Marymount
Jan. 26 – Tanner Brooks, Jr., G, St. Mary's
Feb. 2 – Nicholas LaGuerre, Sr., G, St. Mary's
Feb. 9 – Nicholas LaGuerre, Sr., G, St. Mary's
Feb. 16 – Wyatt Smith, Jr., F, Salisbury
Feb. 23 – Nicholas LaGuerre, Sr., G, St. Mary's