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2005-06 PLAYER OF THE WEEK

February 13-19
Jon Ciche of Edgewood College
...Freshman...Forward/Center...Franklin, Wis. (Franklin)...
The rookie had the best game of his young collegiate career on Sunday in Edgewood's (14-11) 72-58 quarterfinal win over Dominican University. Ciche scored 24 points, on 11-of-14 shooting from the floor, tallied 11 rebounds, and seven blocked shots -- all season and game-highs for the 6-foot-8 freshman.

Other nominees: Germayne James (Lakeland), Lewis Jiles (Wis. Lutheran).

 

February 6-12
Germayne James of Lakeland College
...Senior...Guard...Richmond, Ind. (Richmond)...
James led the regionally ranked Muskies (20-5, 13-1 LMC) to a pair of conference victories last week, which clinched his team the Lake Michigan Conference regular season championship. On Tuesday, James had a game-high 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting and dished out four assists as the Muskies downed Maranatha, 85-56, in Watertown. James then scored 12 points and had four assists in Lakeland's 66-63 victory versus second place MSOE. For the week James averaged 16.0 points, 4.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game and shot 59% (13-of-22) from the floor and 40% (4-of-10) from three-point range.

Other nominees: Seth Cooper (Edgewood), Brian Hagel (Wis. Lutheran).

 

January 30 - February 5
Seth Cooper of Edgewood College
...Senior...Forward...Madison, Wis. (West)...
Cooper played an all-around game in Edgewood's (12-10, 7-5 LMC) 81-76 victory over Concordia University on Saturday. In addition to a game-high 26 points, Cooper dished out a season-high seven assists and had three blocked shots. He shot 8-of-16 from the floor and 9-of-13 from the free-throw line. Earlier in the week in a 82-78 loss at Wisconsin Lutheran College, Cooper scored 15 points, had six assists and five rebounds. For the week he averaged 20.5 points, 6.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game while shooting 52% from the floor and 75% from the free throw line.

Other nominees: Matt Rogers (Lakeland), Nate Sorum (Wis. Lutheran).

 

January 23-29
Floyd Bayiha of Milwaukee School of Engineering
...Senior...Guard...Superior, Wis. (Cameroon)...
Bayiha helped the Raiders stay in the hunt for the Lake Michigan Conference championship with a pair of wins last week. Bayiha had a great all-around game as the Raiders (16-5, 9-1 LMC), who trailed at the half, defeated Maranatha Baptist 79-57 last Tuesday. The senior guard scored a game-high 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field, 2-of-2 from beyond the three-point arc and 5-of-5 from the free throw line. He also had a game high seven rebounds while grabbing five steals and dishing out three assists. Bayiha followed up that performance by scoring a season-high 40 points in a 95-94 overtime victory at Wisconsin Lutheran College on Saturday. He was 10-of-16 from the field and missed only four free throws shooting 19-of-23 from the charity stripe. For the week he averaged 29.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 4.0 steals per game and shot 64% from the floor and over 85% from the free throw line.

Other nominees: Charlie Averkamp (Edgewood), Kris Saiberlich (Lakeland), Brian Hagel (Wis. Lutheran).

 

January 16-22
Jon Ciche of Edgewood College
...Freshman...Center...Franklin, Wis. (Franklin)...
Freshman Jon Ciche had a breakout week last week, leading Edgewood (9-9, 5-4 LMC) to two conference victories. The rookie center shot 72% (13-of-18) from the floor and averaged 17.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 3.5 blocked shots per game. On Tuesday, Ciche poured in a career-high 23 points and had eight rebounds and four blocked shots in an 89-82 win over then first-place Milwaukee School of Engineering, handing MSOE their first conference loss. Ciche then recorded 12 points, six boards, and three blocks in just 18 minutes Saturday to help the Eagles defeat Maranatha Baptist, 80-51.

Other nominees: Dave Lipanot (Concordia), Mike Haiduc (Dominican), Kris Saiberlich (Lakeland), Jeff Mikos (MSOE).

 

January 9-15
Danny Behm of Wisconsin Lutheran College
...Freshman...Guard...Jackson, Wis. (Kettle Moraine Lutheran)...
Behm led the Warriors (6-11, 4-3 LMC) in a pair of Lake Michigan Conference victories last week. The rookie guard came off the bench in both games to average 14.5 points per game while shooting 75% from the floor and 57% from the three-point line. Behm scored a game-high 18 points in the 96-64 win over Maranatha Baptist Bible College. Behm then reached double figures for the second straight game, scoring 11 points in the 97-82 win over Marian College on Saturday. Behm also had three rebounds and three assists last week and shot 7-of-9 from the free throw line.

Other nominees: Charlie Averkamp (Edgewood), Germayne James (Lakeland), Jeff Mikos (MSOE).

 

January 2-8
Ryan Johnsen of Edgewood College
...Junior...Guard...Greendale, Wis. (Greendale)...
Johnsen scored a game-high 20 points in a 65-60 loss at Lakeland College followed by another game-high 24 points in a 75-72 non-conference loss to Robert Morris College (Springfield) last week. Johnsen shot 48.4% (15-of-31) from the field, including 7-of-12 from three-point range and a perfect 7-of-7 from the charity stripe. For the week Johnsen averaged 22.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. Edgewood is 6-8 overall and 2-3 in the Lake Michigan Conference.

Other nominees: Mike Haiduc (Dominican); Titus Redmond (Marian); Brian Hegel (Wis. Lutheran).

 

December 26-January 1
Jeff Mikos of Milwaukee School of Engineering
...Senior...Guard...Lake Zurich, Ill. (Lake Zurich)...
During the Lake Michigan Conference-Northern Illinois Iowa Conference Challenge, Mikos aided the Raiders (10-4, 4-0 LMC) to two wins, as the LMC swept the NIIC 4-0. In a 79-63 win over host Benedictine University, Mikos brought down eights rebounds, added seven assists and five steals in his 18-point game. The following night, in MSOE's 78-60 win over Eureka College, he scored 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting, including 2-of-3 from three point range. In the two wins he averaged 17.5 points, 6.0 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 4.5 steals per game while shooting over 60% from the field.

Other nominees: Seth Cooper (Edgewood), Germayne James (Lakeland), Lewis Jiles (Wis. Lutheran);

 

December 12-18
Micah Biesterfeld of Wisconsin Lutheran College
...Junior...Guard...Crete, Ill. (Illinois Lutheran)...
Biesterfeld came off the bench and scored a game-high 23 points in the Warriors' 95-94 overtime victory versus Concordia University last Saturday. The junior guard was 8-of-12 from the field, including 4-of-7 on three-pointers and 3-of-4 from the free throw line. Biesterfeld also had two steals on the defensive end for the Warriors (3-7, 2-1 LMC).

Other nominees: Erin McMillan (Dominican), Kris Saiberlich (Lakeland), Nick Vogt (Marian).

 

December 5-11
Floyd Bayiha of Milwaukee School of Engineering
...Senior...Guard...Superior, Wis. (Cameroon)...
Bayiha helped the conference-leading Raiders (6-2, 3-0 LMC) to a pair of wins last week. In a 83-71 defeat of Concordia University on Tuesday, Bayiha tallied 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting, six rebounds, four assists and four steals. The senior guard then broke out for 30 points in a 73-58 victory over defending LMC Champions Edgewood College on Saturday. Bayiha shot 10-of-15 from the field, 3-of-4 from beyond the three-point line and was 7-of-8 from the free throw line. He also added five rebounds, four assists and two steals in the win. For the week he averaged 24.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game, while shooting 60% from the field, 50% from three-point range and over 90% from the free throw line.

Other nominees: Charlie Averkamp (Edgewood), Mike Haiduc (Dominican), Matt Rogers (Lakeland), Nate Sorum (Wis. Lutheran).

 

November 28-December 4
Mike Haiduc of Dominican University
...Sophomore...Center...Chicago, Ill. (Saint Patrick)...
Haiduc's 24 points led all scorers in the Stars tough 66-59 loss to Milwaukee School of Engineering in both teams' Lake Michigan Conference opener. In Dominican's (4-2, 0-1 LMC) only game last week, the sophomore center shot 64% (9-of-14) from the field, was 5-of-6- from the free throw line, and 1-of-2 on three-point shots. In addition he grabbed eight rebounds, had a pair of steals and blocked one shot. This mark Haiduc's third 20-plus point performance in six games this season.

Other nominees: Seth Cooper (Edgewood), Germayne James (Lakeland), Jeff Mikos (MSOE), Lewis Jiles (Wis. Lutheran).

 

November 21-27
Germayne James of Lakeland College
...Senior...Guard...Richmond, Ind. (Richmond)...
James led the Muskies (3-1, 1-0 LMC) to a pair of wins last week including a 63-58 victory over two-time defending national champion UW-Stevens Point. In the win over Stevens Point, James was nearly perfect from the floor, shooting 7-of-8 for 14 points. Earlier in the week in an 88-46 conference win over Maranatha Baptist, the senior point guard scored 13 points and had eight steals to lead the Muskies. In Lakeland's only loss of the week, 78-67 to UW-La Crosse, James scored a team-high 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting, including 3-of-4 from beyond the three-point line. For the week James averaged 15.3 points, 3.7 assists, 3.7 steals and 2.3 rebounds per game, while shooting 69% (20-of-29) from the field and 57% (4-of-7) on three-point field goals.

Other nominees: Mike Haiduc (Dominican), Charlie Averkamp (Edgewood), Danny Behm (Wis. Lutheran).

 

November 14-20
Floyd Bayiha of Milwaukee School of Engineering
...Senior...Guard...Superior, Wis. (Cameroon)...
Bayiha led the Raiders (2-0) to a championship at the Moody Bible Institute 'Big Four' Tournament in Chicago, and was also named tournament MVP for his efforts. The senior guard scored 26 points on 8-of-15 shooting, including 2-of-2 from beyond the arc and 8-of-10 from the charity stripe, in a 68-55 win over Fontbonne College in the opening game. In the 68-52 championship game victory over Hannibal-LaGrange College, Bayiha added 14 points, five rebounds, and pairs of steals and assists. For the week Bayiha averaged 20.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game.

Other nominees: Mike Haiduc (Dominican), Charlie Averkamp (Edgewood), Kris Saiberlich (Lakeland), Titus Redmond (Marian), Lewis Jiles (WLC).

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