Saint Vincent’s Simmons named PAC player of week
Saint Vincent senior Mike Simmons took momentum into the new year for the men’s basketball team.
His strong play of late garnered him some recognition Monday as he was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.
A 6-foot-2 guard from Kiski Area, Simmons went for a career-high 19 points in an 84-82 victory over Westminster, including a 5-for-7 effort from 3-point range.
In the following game, an 89-65 win against Bethany, he again connected on five 3-pointers and finished with 18 points, while also grabbing four rebounds.
Simmons is 17 of 27 from the field in his last three games, a 62-percent clip.
First-place SVC (12-2, 5-0) has won four straight and is 8-0 at home.
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