Whit's Duckworth NWC student-athlete of week

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WALLA WALLA - Josh Duckworth, a freshman guard on the Whitman College basketball team, was named Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for men's basketball Tuesday afternoon.

The award was based on his play last weekend, when he helped the Missionaries collect two more victories, extending their winning streak to seven games.

Duckworth, a 6-foot-2 guard, averaged 19.5 points in the two games.

On the season, Duckworth is averaging 12.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists as part of a deep Whitman rotation. He is shooting 42.9 percent from the 3-point line.

Duckworth and his teammates finish the NWC regular season on Friday at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore. A victory in that game will clinch a first-round home playoff game for the Missionaries.

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