YORK, Pa. – For the first time in his career, Wesley College's Quincy Pettiford has been named the Capital Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Co-Player of the Week, it was announced by the league office on Monday afternoon. Pettiford shares the honor with Salisbury's Travon Vann.
A sophomore guard from Portsmouth, Va., Pettiford averaged 20.0 points and 5.0 rebounds while shooting 52.0 percent (13-of-25) from the floor and 57.1% (8-of-14) in a pair of Wolverine victories last week. Coming into the week, the graduate of Concord (Del.) High School averaged just 8.0 points per game.
To open the week, Pettiford scored 16 points in a road victory over CAC rival Frostburg. Pettiford recorded 14 of his points in the second half, and with Wesley trailing by as many as seven, he recorded eight-straight points to give Wesley back the advantage.
On Saturday afternoon against No. 9 St. Mary's, Pettiford scored a career-high 24 points and made 6-of-9 shots from long distance. Once again, Pettiford delivered when it was needed most, hitting back-to-back shots from downtown with Wesley trailing by three to give the Wolverines the lead for good.
Pettiford and the Wolverines (14-4, 4-1 CAC) have now won nine-straight games and 11 of its last 12 contests. Wesley returns to action on Wednesday, January 16, when it travels across Route 13 to take on longtime rival Salisbury University in a battle for first place in the CAC. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.