NJIT's Tarke & UNF's Horchler Secure @ASUNMBB Weekly Awards

LakePoint, Ga. - A pair of sophomores, NJIT's Anthony Tarke & North Florida's Noah Horchler earned the ASUN Conference Men's Basketball weekly awards, announced Monday by the league office.

Tarke guided the Highlanders to a 1-1 week as the sophomore from Gaithersburg, Md. averaged 19 PPG, 5 RPG, 3 APG & 1.5 SPG to collect his first-ever ASUN Player of the Week honor. Tarke began his week by tying his season-high for scoring with 21 points in an nine-point loss at Colgate as he added five boards and five assists. He then helped NJIT snap a three-game losing streak with a 71-68 victory against Fairleigh Dickinson. He tied Abdul Lewis for the team-high in points with 17, while adding five rebounds and two steals.

Horchler earned his second ASUN Newcomer honor in the past three weeks as the sophomore forward averaged a double-double in UNF's 2-1 week. He started with 17 points, nine rebounds in the Ospreys' first road win of the season vs. Florida A&M. He followed with his second double-double of the season, with 10 points and 14 boards in a two-point win vs. FIU. Against Missouri, Horchler registered another double-double on 10 points and 12 rebounds.

ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week - Dec. 18th
Anthony Tarke, NJIT
Sophomore | Forward | Gaithersburg, Md.
- First Career ASUN Conference Player of the Week; sixth all-time for NJIT
- Averaged 19.0 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 3.0 APG & 1.5 SPG in 1-1 week for the Highlanders
- Tied a game-high with 21 points in nine-point road loss to Colgate
- Grabbed five boards and dished out five assists for NJIT
- Led NJIT to victory vs. Fairleigh Dickinson with 17 points; tied for team-best
- Added five rebounds, two steals, a block and an assit vs. FDU
- For the season, Tarke is averaging 14.3 PPG, 5.6 RPG & 1.6 APG

Other Nominees: Jace Hogan, Jacksonville; Tyler Hooker, Kennesaw State; Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb; Ivan Gandia-Rosa, North Florida.

ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Newcomer of the Week - Dec. 18th
Noah Horchler, North Florida
Sophomore | Forward | Melbourne, Fla.
- Second Career ASUN Conference Newcomer of the Week; third for UNF this season
- Averaged a double-double on 12.3 PPG & 11.7 RPG in 2-1 week for the Ospreys
- Opened with 17 points, nine rebounds on 7-of-9 shooting in road win vs. Florida A&M
- Added 10 points and 14 boards in two-point victory vs. FIU on Wednesday
- Capped week with 10 points and 12 rebounds in loss at Missouri
- For the week, shot 60.0 percent from the floor and 62.5 percent from deep
- Averaging 9.5 PPG, 7.2 RPG for the season and shooting 50.0% from the floor

Other Nominees: Jace Hogan, Jacksonville; Diandre Wilson, NJIT; Abayomi Iyiola, Stetson.

Date ASUN Player of the Week ASUN Newcomer of the Week
Nov. 13th Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb Abayomi Iyiola, Stetson
Nov. 20th Ivan Gandia-Rosa, North Florida Ivan Gandia-Rosa, North Florida
Nov. 27th Devin Harris, Jacksonville Jace Hogan, Jacksonville
Dec. 4th Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb Noah Horchler, North Florida
Dec. 11th Brandon Goodwin, FGCU Dinero Mercurius, FGCU
Dec. 18th Anthony Tarke, NJIT Noah Horchler, North Florida

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