STEPHENVILLE – Tarleton men’s basketball swept its two games over the weekend and now they’ve swept the Lone Star Conference weekly awards.
Corinthian Ramsey was named the LSC Offensive Player of the Week and Josh Hawley received the LSC Defensive Player of the Week award after their performances in wins over Cameron and Midwestern State. It’s the first career LSC weekly award for Ramsey and the second defensive award for Hawley this season.
Ramsey has pushed Tarleton back into the top half of the LSC standings thanks to his stellar play on the offensive end. In a pair of wins over Cameron and Midwestern State, Ramsey averaged 26 points on 61 percent shooting, including 56 percent on 3-pointers (9-of-16) and 90 percent at the free-throw line. Ramsey also averaged six assists, five rebounds and 1.5 steals in the two games. In a 68-59 win over CU, Ramsey scored a game-high 29 points and matched a career high with eight assists to go with five rebounds. When the Aggies climbed back to within four points, Ramsey scored 11 points in the final 10 minutes to clinch the win.
Against MSU, Ramsey showed off his all-around game with a team-high 23 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals in an 82-75 win. Ramsey scored 14 of his 23 points in the second half after the Texans were down by one at the break. With only a five-point lead in the final two minutes, Ramsey drilled a 3-pointer to push the lead back up to eight that led to the win.
Hawley was the defensive anchor that led Tarleton to a pair of wins last week. Hawley nearly averaged a double-double with 9.5 points and 13.5 rebounds per game. The sophomore also averaged 1.5 blocks and 2.5 steals. Hawley had a monster game in a over CU, grabbing a career-high 17 rebounds to go with 11 points for his ninth double-double of the season. Hawley also matched a career high with four steals and blocked a pair of shots. Hawley’s defensive rebound total (15) was half the total rebounds that CU had as a team (30) and helped hold the Aggies to 35 percent shooting.
In Saturday’s victory over MSU, Hawley grabbed 10 rebounds to go with eight points. Hawley’s defensive rebound in the final seconds of a 5-point game helped the Texans hold on for the win. Opponents only shot 39 percent against the Hawley-led Texan defense.
Ramsey, Hawley and the Texans will travel to Eastern New Mexico for their next game on Thursday, February 1 at 8:30 p.m. CST.