Date Posted:01/28/2002,  8:00AM

Clement Grabs NESCAC Player of the Week Award

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Junior men's basketball player Braden Clement has been named Player of the Week by the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).

Clement jump-started the Polar Bear men's basketball team to two important NESCAC wins last weekend over perennial rivals Middlebury and Williams. The Skowhegan native scored a game-high 15 points in a five-point win over Middlebury before lighting up then-13th ranked Williams for 24 points (9-12 shooting, 6-8 from three-point range) and seven rebounds in a 30-point victory. Clement is averaging exactly 10.0 points and 5.0 rebounds on the year. The win over Williams marked the first victory over the Ephs by the Polar Bears since the 1981-82 season. Bowdoin currently stands at 12-5 on the year and is in a three-way tie for first place in the conference standings, and will host Bates and Tufts this weekend.