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WHITTIER, Calif. – Junior transfer Kenyatta Louder (Compton, Calif.) was named the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Defensive Athlete of the Week, announced by the conference office Monday.
The acknowledgement is the first for Louder this season who led the Purple & Gold to a 1-1 week in SCIAC play highlighted by a 78-69 win over Chapman, and an 87-77 setback to Redlands. Louder pulled down 20 rebounds in the two games, including 15 on the defensive end of the floor, and added a blocked shot in the win over the Panthers, and a steal against the Bulldogs. The junior also averaged 11.5 points per game, and added an assist in each contest during the week.
Whittier travels this week for two must-win games. They begin with a match-up with the University of La Verne on Wednesday, January 30 beginning at 7:00pm. They then travel to take on Caltech this Saturday, February 2 with game-time set for 4:30pm. The Poets are undefeated on the season against both opponents.