OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Northwest Missouri State men's basketball forward Hunter Henry, a 6-foot-8, 190-pound sophomore from Lenexa, Kan., was honored with the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) Player of the Week, announced late today (Monday). In two Northwest home wins last week, Henry averaged 26.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3.0 steals.
He scored a career-high 33 points in Northwest's 87-85 double-overtime win over Washburn last Wednesday. He scored eight of the Bearcats' first 13 points of the second half to help them escape a 27-24 halftime deficit, and had five unanswered points to open the second overtime and give Northwest an 80-75 lead.
Henry was 8-of-13 from the field -- 4-of-4 from the arc -- and 13-of-14 at the foul line against the Ichabods, adding seven rebounds and four steals. The 33 points was the most scored by a Bearcat since 1999 and the career-high 13 free throws made ties him for sixth on the school's single-game charts.
In the 75-60 win over Missouri Southern Saturday afternoon, he tallied his eighth double-double of the season with 20 points and 10 rebounds. He scored in double figures for the 21st consecutive game -- the longest such streak at Northwest since Scott Fleming's 27-game run in 2002-03.
The Shawnee Mission West High School graduate now has led the team in points 17 times and rebounding 18 games this season. His 29 blocks is a team-high and rank him eighth on the single-season chart. He looks to crack the top 10 in several season categories at Northwest this season.
The Bearcats end the regular season road schedule at Missouri Western in St. Joseph, Mo. Tip off is set for 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Currently, Northwest is No. 3 in the South Central Region (Feb. 14) and have won 15 straight at home.