Basketball's Towns, Bostic Earn MSU Athlete of the Week Honors for January 9

Montclair, NJ (1/9/12) - Basketball guards Dwight Bostic (Roselle, NJ / Abraham Clark) and Theresa Towns (Morristown, NJ / Morristown), were named MSU Athletes of the Week for January 9.

Towns is named MSU Athlete of the Week for the second time this season after posting two solid games in a tough week in which the Red Hawks lost two games to ranked teams by a combined three points. She scored 16 points and added two assists and three boards in a 62-61 loss to No. 5 William Paterson. Three days later she had 15 points, five rebounds and three steals as MSU closed out the week with a 66-64 loss to No. 23 Kean. Towns is currently third on the team in scoring at 10.4 points per contest and leads the Red Hawks in steals with 29 in addition to shooting 80 percent from the foul line and handing out 36 assists.

Bostic became the second different Red Hawk to earn NJAC Rookie of the Week honors this season after averaging 12.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game in a pair of key conference victories for Montclair State. He opened the week with 12 points, four rebounds, and one assist in an 80-79 overtime win over rival William Paterson. Three days later, he helped MSU extend its winning-streak to six games by tallying 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from three-point range, while adding two rebounds in a 77-63 NJAC victory over Kean. Bostic, who helped key the win over William Paterson by going 4-of-6 from the foul line in the closing minutes of regulation and in overtime, currently ranks third in three-point field goal percentage against NJAC competition (.533).