Viking Sports Weekly (December 27)

Viking Sports Weekly (December 27)

A look at what's happening in Cleveland State Athletics...

Women's Basketball
- Cleveland State (3-8) will begin Horizon League play this weekend, traveling to Oakland (Friday, December 28) and Detroit Mercy (Sunday, December 30) for the first #HLWBB roadswing of the year.
- Entering the weekend, the Vikings lead the league with a .433 field goal percentage, while they rank second averaging 71.0 points per game.
- Earlier this week, Savanna Crockett picked up her third #HLWBB Freshman of the Week honor after posting her sixth double-double in the non-league finale against Bradley with 10 points and 14 rebounds.

Men's Basketball
- The Vikings (5-8) will kick off Horizon League play this weekend, hosting Oakland (Friday, December 28) and Detroit Mercy (Sunday, December 30) to close out the 2018 calendar year.
- Last time out, Cleveland State picked up an 82-60 victory over Niagara in the non-league finale, with five Vikings finishing the game with double-digit points.
- Entering league play, Tyree Appleby ranks fifth among league players in scoring (16.8 ppg) and second in assists (5.3 apg), while Jaalam Hill ranks sixth averaging 7.0 rebounds per game. 

- Cleveland State will close out the 2018 calendar year this weekend, taking part in the Lock Haven Classic on Saturday, December 29.
- The Vikings will be participating in the bracket-style event for the first time in program history.
- Entering the weekend, redshirt senior Armando Torres has a team-high 19 wins, while redshirt sophomore Nico O'Dor follows with 16 victories. 

This Week's Schedule
Friday, December 28
Women's Basketball at Oakland – 7:00 p.m.
Men's Basketball hosts Oakland – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 29
Wrestling at Lock Haven Classic – 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, December 30
Women's Basketball at Detroit Mercy – 1:00 p.m.
Men's Basketball hosts Detroit Mercy – 7:00 p.m.

Viking Of The Week
Mariah White, Women's Basketball
The sophomore recorded a team-high 22 points against Bradley in the non-league finale, marking the second 20-point game of her career. White also finished with seven rebounds, three assists and one steal on the game, and enters the weekend as one of four Vikings averaging double-digit points with 11.8 points per game.

Other Top Performers
Savanna Crockett, Women's Basketball
Tyree Appleby, Men's Basketball