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Sophomores Justin Ward and Leah Eisner have been named the college's Muskies of the Week for their performances in action last week. Read about their success below.
Sophomore Justin Ward has helped lead the Lakeland College men's basketball team to an 11-3 record, including its current five-game win streak.
In Lakeland's two wins last week, Ward averaged 16.5 points per game on 12-for-23 shooting from the field. He averaged five rebounds per game and went a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line. Ward scored a team-high 17 points in the Muskies' 97-77 Northern Athletics Conference win over rival Marian University on Jan. 11.
The Wisconsin Dells, Wis., native leads the NAC in blocks per game (2.0), is sixth in offensive rebounds per game (2.0) and is 11th in 3-point field goal percentage (43.2). He averages 15.6 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game.
The 6-foot-10 forward is tied for 29th in the nation in blocks per game and has scored 534 career points and grabbed 187 rebounds in 36 games.
Ward is a business management major.
Here's a look into Justin's personality: http://youtu.be/V1WTNDw1Zpo
TV: "Pawn Stars"
Movie: "Space Jam"
Q. You lead the NAC in blocks per game. What's it like being one of the tallest players in the conference?
A: It's nice because I have an advantage in the post because of my height and length.
Q: What's your go-to shot in H-O-R-S-E?
A: Left corner out of bounds.
Q: What do you most want to work on?
A: Ball handling and post defense.
Q: Who would win in a game of knockout on the team and why?
A: Josh Regal, because he wins at everything.
Sophomore Leah Eisner garnered Muskie of the Week honors this week for her performance in the Muskies' 89-67 win over Edgewood College on Jan. 12.
The 6-foot-1 center had a break-out game and provided a much-needed spark to the Muskies offense. Eisner scored a season-high 18 points and grabbed seven boards while making all eight of her free throws. She added two steals and two blocks in 20 minutes of play.
The Stevens Point, Wis., native is currently averaging 6.2 points and 2.4 rebounds in nine games. She is shooting a team-high 59.4 percent from the field and 85.7 percent from the charity stripe.
Eisner is majoring in criminal justice.
See what Eisner says about her performance: http://youtu.be/FSGGylATfnA
Here's a look into Leah's personality:
TV: "Law and Order"
Movie: "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry"
Music: Country and rap
Q: What is the strongest part of your game?
A: My post moves.
Q: What do you want to work on the most?
A: My outside shooting.
Q: What's your favorite activity outside of basketball?
A: Getting Chinese with Taylor Jandrin.
Q: Who would win in a game of H-O-R-S-E on the team and why?
A: Tills (Becca Tilleman), because she always makes weird shots during practice.