After recording the first triple-double in Summit League history since Demetrius Johnson of IPFW in 2007,
Western’s Brandon Gilbeck was named Co-Summit League Player of the Week.
Gilbeck earned the weekly league award once already this season on Nov. 19, 2018.
The senior center put together a stat line of 12 points, 16 rebounds and 10 blocks at Purdue Fort Wayne on
Thursday (Feb. 7). The 10 blocked shots tied JaKeenan Gant of Louisiana for the most blocks among NCAA
Division I players this season and are tied for fifth most in Summit League history.
The 7-footer leads the nation with 91 blocks and recently broke his own Western Illinois program blocked shots
record (85). Gilbeck shared the weekly honor with Kevin Obanor, a freshman forward from Oral Roberts who
notched back-to-back double-doubles.
Also in other college basketball news and notes, at John Wood Community College, the Blazers hosted (17)
Illinois Central College on the college hardwood in the GEM City on Monday night at “The Wood Pile.”
Cory Miller pumped in 29 points to lead the Blazers to a 77-67 home win.
QND product Justin Bottorff finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds for JWCC.
On the ladies side, Chelsea Wood had a 17 point effort for the Blazers against
top-ranked ICC, but it wasn’t enough. Bazers fell to defeat at home 69-57.
ICC has now won 23 straight games while John Wood falls to (13-10).