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Damone Morris Earns Conference Player of the Week

posted on 01/16/2007

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Eckerd College men's basketball player Damone Morris was honored by the Sunshine State Conference as the Player of the Week for the week of January 8th, 2006.

Morris was a big contributor towards the Tritons' 2-0 conference record last week, shooting 82% from the field (9-of-11) and helping Eckerd rebound from a pair of tough conference losses the previous week to climb back into the thick of the SSC race.

In a hard-fought 80-75 win at Saint Leo, the Lakeland native connected for 15 points on 4-of-5 shooting, while converting his only three-point attempt of the game and hitting five of six free throws in the game's final two and one half minutes.

He followed the Saint Leo performance with a game-high 18 points on 5-of-6 shooting in the Tritons' 76-61 win over Nova Southeastern. For the week, Morris also shot 74% from the free-throw line, converting 14 of 19 from the stripe.

The junior guard's honor is the first of the year for the 12-3 men's basketball team as they head into another interesting week. They begin on Wednesday at home against Palm Beach Atlantic, a team they defeated earlier in the season on the road. The week concludes with the Tritons traveling to Winter Park to take on Rollins College in a SSC contest scheduled for noon. That game will nationally broadcast live on College Sports Television (CSTV)* and will also be carried on the NCAA's broadband internet site, www.ncaasports.com/dii.

*In the Tampa Bay area CSTV can be found on DirecTV channel 610 and Dish Network channel 152. BrightHouse Networks does not current carry CSTV in their programming lineup.

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