Barton sweeps weekly basketball awards, as Grant, Wynn both honored by league

Barton sweeps weekly basketball awards, as Grant, Wynn both honored by league

by Benny Benton

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Barton College swept the Conference Carolinas Basketball Player of the Week awards on Monday, as Zach Grant was selected for the men's honor and Kianna Wynn was chosen for the women's honor.

Grant, a junior from Richmond, Va., picked up his first career player of the week award after scoring a career-high 19 points in leading the Bulldogs to an 89-85 victory over nationally-ranked No. 21 UNC Pembroke.

The 5-11 guard went 8-of-11 from the field, including 3-of-5 from 3-point range. Grant scored 14 of his points in the second half while leading the Bulldogs back from a nine-point deficit. Barton has now won four straight games and five of its last six.

Grant's selection gives Barton the men's player of the week award for the second straight week, as Michael Boykin received the honor last week.

Wynn, a junior from Knightdale, N.C., collected her second career player of the week award after scoring 26 points and pulling down 17 rebounds in her season debut as the Lady Bulldogs downed Converse, 103-53.

The 6-0 forward was 12-of-17 from the field and collected 11 of her 17 rebounds on the offensive glass. She also chipped in three assists as Barton surpassed the 100-point plateau for the first time in five years.

Barton has now won back-to-back league games by at least 25 points.

Wynn, a two-time all-conference selection, is the first Lady Bulldog to receive the league's POW award since the 2015-16 season.