SCC's Ashbaugh Named NJCAA D2
Co-National Player of the Week

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Scottsdale Community College (Ariz.) forward Justin Ashbaugh and Essex County Community College's (N.J.) John Pringle have been named NJCAA Men's Division II Basketball Players of the Week for contests ending Dec. 3.

A 6-5 forward from Scottsdale, Ariz., Ashbaugh posted three consecutive double-double performances in three contests last week. On Nov. 28 he tallied 26 points, 14 rebounds, two steals and two assists in Scottsdale's 70-60 win over Central Lakes (Minn.). Against cross-town foe Mesa Community College (NJCAA Division I) he posted 22 points, 17 rebounds, five assists and two blocks in a 100-86 victory. Then, in an 88-67 loss to Cochise College (Ariz., NJCAA Division I) on Dec. 2, Ashbaugh scored 14 and grabbed 10 rebounds along with two steals and two assists. Ashbaugh finished the week shooting 75 percent from the field, including 50 percent from three-point range and 88 percent from the free throw line.

Pringle, a 6-7 forward from Mays Landing, N.J., collected 46 total rebounds over a two game span for Essex County College last week. He grabbed 22 rebounds, scored 15 points, blocked five shots and forced four steals in a 71-65 loss to Middlesex County College on Nov. 30. Then on Dec. 2 he tallied 24 rebounds, 18 points, three blocked shots and two assists in Essex's 69-64 win over Burlington Community College.

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