SoCon honors Bucs' Childress

from staff reports


   ASHEVILLE, NC -- The Southern Conference today named Dimeco Childress of East Tennessee State and David Schuck of UNC Greensboro as its men's basketball Co-Players of the Week.
   Childress, a 6-3, 175-pound senior guard from Columbia, Tenn., has helped the Bucs win seven straight games. Childress had a career-high 42 points in a Feb. 16 win at home over Western Carolina. He also scored 13 points against UNC Greensboro on Feb. 12 and added 24 points in a win over Furman on Feb. 18.
   For the week, Childress shot 59 percent from the floor (31 of 53) while handing out 12 assists and averaging 3.0 rebounds per game.
   Schuck, a 6-8, 208-pound senior forward from Greensboro, NC, averaged 24.3 points in three games for the Spartans last week. Schuck scored 24 points at East Tennessee State on Feb. 12; tossed in a career-high 30 in a win over VMI on Feb. 16, and then talled 19 points in a victory at Appalachian State on Feb. 18. He also recorded a double-double in the VMI game by adding 13 rebounds to go along with his 30 points.
   For the week, Schuck averaged 8.0 rebounds per game, mad 62 percent of his field goal attempts (23 of 37) and had three blocked shots and six steals.
   Also receiving strong consideration were Sean Peterson of Georgia Southern who averaged 21.7 points in three games last week; Michael Joseph of The Citadel who had a career-high 25 points at Georgia Southern, and College of Charleston,s Jeff Bolton who scored 27 points in a win over Chattanooga on Feb. 16.