Kraker and Cooper named basketball players of the week
Seniors Mehryn Kraker and Charles Cooper were named the women’s and men’s Horizon League basketball players of the week. Kraker led the Phoenix in victories over Northern Kentucky and Wright State with huge performances last week. She averaged 22.5 PPG and shot 17-for-24 (70.8%), including a 7-of-10 mark from long range, while averaging 27.5 minutes per game. Against Wright State, Kraker poured in 17 points in the first quarter of play and shot a perfect 6-6 from the field and 5-5 from three-point range. She would go on to finish with a season-high 28 points in the win. Cooper was the key factor in Green Bay going 2-0 to open up Horizon League play. The senior averaged 20.5 PPG over two impressive road wins at Cleveland State and Youngstown State. Cooper came off the bench in both games, but still scored a team-high 19 points against the Vikings and another team-high 22 points against the Penguins.