Spencer Carter Garners NSIC Men's Basketball Co-Player of the Week Award
Monday, January 24, 2005
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Bemidji State University junior forward Spencer Carter (Chicago, Ill.) has been named as the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week for his role in the Beavers' sweep over Southwest Minnesota State University and Wayne State College moving BSU back into a tie with Northern State University for the top spot in the conference at 5-1.

Carter had a career weekend as he nearly doubled his season averages scoring 22.0 points and 13.5 rebounds (11.0 ppg and 8.3 rpg) to lead the Beavers to a 2-0 weekend sweep of its NSIC competition. The junior shot better than 73 percent from the field (17-23), 75 percent from beyond the three-point arc (6-8) and 80 percent from the free-throw line (4-5).

Carter got the weekend underway by leading the team in scoring and on the glass with career-highs of 19 points and 13 rebounds. Sunday he bettered each of those versus WSC recording new career-best of 24 points and 14 rebounds for his team-high fourth double-double of the season. His three pointer with just 83 seconds to go in Sunday's win over WSC broke at 70-70 tie and put BSU ahead for good.

The award is the first for Carter in just his first season at BSU.

The Chicago native shares this week's honor with Wayne State's Brett Cain who averaged 23 points and 11.5 rebounds per game this weekend including a dominating performance in the 73-72 loss to BSU in which he lead all scorers with 34 and hauled down 14 rebounds.

The award is the third delivered to a member of the BSU men's basketball team this season. Carter follows juniors Duane Fields (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Alvin Muse (South Holland, Ill.) who earned NSIC Player of the Week honors Jan. 10th and Nov. 29th respectively.

The Bemidji State men’s basketball team is 11-8 overall and 5-1 in NSIC play. The Beavers will be back in action this weekend as they continue their stretch of road games by traveling to Crookston, Minn. to battle the University of Minnesota-Crookston in an 8:00 p.m. tip-off.