LEWISTON - After a recent home sweep for both Warrior Basketball teams, Lewis-Clark State Men’s and Women’s Basketball swept the Frontier Conference weekly awards as well. Josiah Westbrook took home Frontier Conference Player of the Week honors on the men’s side, and Kiara Burlage took home the same on the women’s side.
Westbrook dropped a career-high 25 points in the Lewis-Clark State’s upset victory over eighth ranked Providence on Saturday, and he scored 16 points in Thursday’s win over MSU-Northern. Westbrook currently has a streak of 39 consecutive made free throws, dating back to last season. The record, which continues to grow has already shattered Dana Abe's record of 21 that was set last season.
“We’re happy as a program for Josiah to receive this recognition,” coach Austin Johnson said. “He had a great weekend and is very deserving. He took on tough defensive assignments and still found ways to score.”
With the two wins over the weekend, the 12th ranked Warriors are now tied atop the Frontier Conference standings with number 9 Carroll.
For the Lewis-Clark State women, Burlage continued her strong junior campaign over the weekend, leading her team in scoring with 29 points. She too was perfect from the free throw line, draining all nine of her foul shots, including seven in Saturday’s comeback win over Providence. Earlier in the week in an upset win over 11th ranked MSU-Northern, Burlage notched her fourth double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Warrior Basketball continues the home stand on Thursday night when it plays hosts Montana Western. The women play at 5:30 P.M., followed by the men at 7:30 P.M.