- Northern Kentucky University’s Leslie Malone has been named
the Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Week in men’s
basketball, the league office announced Monday.
Malone, a 6-foot-7
senior forward from Atlanta, Ga., scored 14 of his 19 points in
the second half Saturday as NKU rallied for an 80-67 win against
Kentucky Wesleyan. Malone netted five points during an 18-7 spurt
that turned a 55-54 lead into a 73-61 advantage with just under
four minutes to play in the contest.
Malone was 7-for-13
from the field and blocked two shots as NKU extended its winning
streak to 10 games. The Norse are 19-4 overall and lead the GLVC
East Division standings by three games over Bellarmine.
For the season,
Malone averages 12.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. He is also
second in the GLVC with 49 blocked shots (2.13 bpg).
to action Wednesday night at 7:45 when Wisconsin-Parkside visits
The Bank of Kentucky Center. That will also be Senior Night for
NKU, which on Saturday plays a GLVC road game at Saint Joseph’s.