Elijah Watson and Briya Wilborn

Elijah Watson, UMSL - Men’s Basketball

The senior guard from Chicago earned a Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Week honor after leading the Tritons to three victories.

The 6’1” Watson had 23 points and 12 assists in an 88-83 road victory at Truman State. He added 21 points, five rebounds and six assists in a 77-74 victory over nationally ranked Division II program William Jewell, then followed up with 12 points, six rebounds and four assists in an 110-44 win over Central Christian.

For the season, Watson is averaging 11.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and a team-high six assists a game. As a junior, Watson averaged 10 points a game and was named to the All-GLVC Defensive Team.

Briya Wilborn, Missouri Baptist - Women’s Basketball

The senior guard from Countryside, Illinois has been enjoying a big season in leading the Spartans to a 5-4 record heading into the holiday break.

The 5’6” Wilborn had 17 points, five assists, six rebounds and five steals in a 74-70 victory over Central Baptist. She also added 21 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals in a loss to Benedictine.

For the season, Wilborn is averaging a team-high 14.7 points a game while shooting 44 percent from the field and 44 percent from 3-point range. She is also averaging 4.9 rebounds, three assists and three steals a game.

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