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RELEASE DATE: 12/08/08

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mounties sweep PSAC East menís weekly basketball honors Ė Yuseff Carr named Player of the Week and Tony Fannick Freshman of the Week

MANSFIELD Ė Yuseff Carr (New York City/East NY Transit Tech) was named the Player of the Week and Tony Fannick (Milton/Milton) the Freshman of the Week to lead Mansfield to a sweep of the weekly Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East Division menís basketball honors.

The announcement was made this afternoon by the PSAC office.

Carr, a 6-6 sophomore forward, helped lead Mansfield to a 2-0 week with wins over Penn College and Seton Hill by averaging nearly a double-double with 22.0 points and 9.9 rebounds per game while shooting 63 percent (17-27) from the floor.

Despite playing only 19 minutes against Penn College because of illness, he still managed to scored 12 points and record 10 rebounds for his first career double-double. He then poured in a career-best 32 points and pulled down nine rebounds while shooting 13-of-21 from the floor and 6-of-7 from the free throw line in the win over Seton Hill.

In the first four games of the season Carr is averaging a team-leading 18.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game while shooting 65% from the floor and 87% from the free throw line.

Fannick, the 2006-07 PIAA AAA Player of the Year at Milton High School, earns his first PSAC East Freshman of the Week award this year after playing a key role off the bench in Mansfield's 2-0 week. He averaged 8.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and shot 53 percent from the floor (7-13) while averaging 18 minutes a contest and committing just two turnovers in the two games. He scored just five points but grabbed seven rebounds against Penn College and then scored 11 and grabbed seven boards against Seton Hill, the first double-digit point total of his career.

In the first four games of the season Fannick is averaging 5.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. He ranks second on the team in assists with eight and has three steals.

Mansfield is 3-1 on the season and plays Slippery Rock in the first round of the IUP Classic on Dec. 16.



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