TOWSON, Md. — After leading Goucher to a 2-0 week, including a 31-point effort in Saturday's triple-overtime win over Moravian, Alex Noble (Clinton, Md./Surrattsville) was named the Landmark Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week this afternoon.
This is the second time in Noble's three-year career that he has received the weekly award. The junior forward had a dominant week, beginning with a 23-point, 10-rebound performance in Goucher's 87-81 win over Eastern Mennonite. He finished 9 of 10 from the field in that game, and the double-double was his second of the season.
Noble then played a key role in the Gophers' 91-90 triumph over the Greyhounds, leading the team with 31 points and nine boards. He hit an incredible 15 of 16 shots from the free throw line, tying a Goucher single-game made free throw record which dated back to Feb. 1, 1996 (Dexter Martin).
Two of those free throws came in the closing seconds of double overtime, allowing Goucher to extend the game to a third extra session. The Gophers would eventually pick up the win to remain perfect in the conference. Their 2-0 mark is currently tied for first with Catholic and Juniata.
For the season, Noble is averaging 11.6 points per game, including an 83.6 percentage from the charity stripe. He also leads the team with 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per contest.
Goucher has now received the Landmark Conference's weekly men's basketball honor three times since joining the league in 2007. Noble was previously recognized during his freshman season in December, 2011, while Richard Harris received the award last January. The Gophers return to action this Wednesday with a 7 p.m. road matchup at Susquehanna.