Pennigton Wins OCCAC Player of the Week

Pennigton Wins OCCAC Player of the Week

By Chris Schmidbauer, Sports Information Director

Toledo, OH -- As her Owens career comes to a close, sophomore Brenda Pennington saved her best week for her last. On Monday afternoon, the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) announced that Pennington, a native of Hammond, IN, is the conference's Player of the Week.

Pennington's solid week started last Wednesday against Lakeland. She finished the midweek contest with 17 points, six rebounds, five assists and one steal in what will likely be her final home game at Owens. She followed up that performance with her third double-double of the season against Columbus State on Saturday. The guard had 19 points and ten rebounds in the victory over the Cougars. She also finished with seven assists in the contest. For the week, Pennington averaged 18 points, eight rebounds, six assists and 1.5 steals per game. 

For the season, Pennington is averaging 12.5 points per game which ties her for third on the team in scoring. She is also the team's third leading rebounder (5.3 reb/g), the team's leader in assists (5.7 ast/g) and second on the team in steals (1.6 st/g). 

This recognition marks the second career weekly OCCAC award for Pennington. Her last such recognition came back on January 29, 2017. 

Pennington and the Express have some time off before they next game. They will likely not play again until Friday March 9th in the district tournament at Ohio Christian University against an opponent that is yet to be determined.