Penn State Lehigh Valley basketball players named PSUAC players of the week

January 10, 2017

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Penn State Lehigh Valley basketball players Andrea Watkins and Othniel Nyamekye were both named Penn State University Athletic Conference players of the week on Jan. 3.

Watkins averaged 20 points in the Roosevelt's 21st Greyhound Classic held Dec. 30 and 31 at Moravian College. Watkins had 20 points in a 83-74 loss to NCAA Division III powerhouse Moravian College and 21 points in a loss to NCAA Division III power Delaware Valley University. Watkins was named to the tournament all-conference team for her performance. She is a junior rehabilitation and human services major at the Lehigh Valley campus from Emmaus.

Andrea Watkins playing defense

Penn State Lehigh Valley women's basketball player Andrea Watkins was named Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) player of the week.

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Nyamekya recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to Moravian College in the Roosevelt's 21st Greyhound Classic. Against NCAA Division III opponent Montclair State, Nyamekye recorded 15 points in a 87-78 loss. For his performance, he was named to the tournament all-conference team. Othniel is a first-year student at Penn State Lehigh Valley from Irvington, New Jersey.

Othniel Nyamekye dribbling down the court.

Penn State Lehigh Valley men's basketball player Othniel Nyamekye was named Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) player of the week.

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Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams next play on Saturday, Jan. 14. Local community members, including Penn State alumni and friends, are invited to be courtside for a special Winter White Out event between the Penn State Lehigh Valley women’s and men’s basketball games at 6 p.m. on Jan. 14 at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem (snow date of Jan. 28). The fun starts with the women’s game at 5 p.m. and continues with the men’s game starting at 7 p.m. Both teams will face Penn State DuBois.

The courtside tailgate, hosted by Penn State Lehigh Valley, will feature a dinner buffet, multiple chances to win Penn State prizes, an inflatable moon bounce and basketball hoop for kids to enjoy during breaks and at halftime, and photos with the Nittany Lion.

Admission to both games is free. Tickets for the catered courtside event cost $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 2 to 12. The first 50 people to register and pay will get a free Winter White Out T-shirt courtesy of the Penn State Lehigh Valley Alumni Society.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the registration website or contact Joy Reed, campus events coordinator, at 610-285-5082 or joy.reed@psu.edu. Follow Penn State Lehigh Valley Athletics on Instagram @PennStateLVAthletics and Twitter @PennStateLVAthl.

Last Updated January 10, 2017