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John Mantel Receives MIAA Player of the Week Honors

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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John Mantel, a senior from Chelsea (Chelsea HS) has been named the MIAA Player of the Week in men’s basketball. Mantel shares the award this week with Kalamazoo’s Joe Prepolec.

Mantel put together back-to-back double-doubles as the Knights opened MIAA play with a pair of home victories. He scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in an 84-75 win over Hope, then followed with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a 65-61 win over Olivet.

He made 12 of 25 shots from the field (48 percent) and 9 of 13 (69 percent) from the free throw line, and added three blocked shots in the two games. Mantel is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time this season and fourth time in his career.

Calvin is currently 7-6 overall and 2-0 in the MIAA. The Knights return to action on Wednesday night when they travel to Trine for a 7:30 p.m. contest.

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