Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Charlotteans keyed VMI's upset of Kentucky

Two Charlotteans keyed VMI's remarkable upset 111-103 win at Kentucky Friday night, and both won Big South Conference weekly honors for their efforts.

Senior forward Travis Holmes (left), who played for Christ School, was named the league's player of the week after scoring 30 points and collecting seven rebounds against the Wildcats. He made 10 of 13 field goals and had four steals. He also had 20 points and four rebounds at Virginia Sunday. Holmes added 20 points and four rebounds Sunday at Virginia.

Guard Keith Gabriel, who starred for United Faith, won the freshman of the week award. He scored 20 points on 8 of 12 shooting at Kentucky, making four of six from three-point range and picking up two steals in a 19-minute reserve role. He added 14 points at Virginia.

-- Stan Olson