Eastern Mennonite University senior Todd Phillips (Waynesboro, Va./Waynesboro) has been named Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week for his efforts from Jan. 31 to Feb. 6. Phillips helped lead the No. 18 Runnin Royals to conference wins over Lynchburg and Randolph as the men improved to 16-4 overall.
Phillips continued to be a problem for opposing defenses as he averaged 20.5 points over the two games, connecting on 57% of his shots. The senior forward was also 4-of-10 from three point range.
Phillips put in 22 points in Wednesday’s 88-79 win at Lynchburg as he was 9-18 from the floor. Saturday, despite getting in foul trouble early in the game, he still tied for the team lead in points by halftime and led all scorers with 19 by the end. He dropped in 8-of-12 shots and added six rebounds in the 85-50 defensive thumping of Randolph.
The All-American is second in the ODAC in scoring at 18.8 per game. Phillips is also in the ODAC’s top ten in free throws, free throw percentage, assists, steals and blocks.
The win over Randolph avenged an earlier loss to the WildCats as EMU moved to 7-4 in ODAC play. The men also drew even with both Randolph and Guilford in the loss column.
Eastern Mennonite is at rival Bridgewater this Wednesday night. Game time is 7:00pm.