Ashland University head coach John Ellenwood enjoys referencing the positive impact of "second-semester seniors" on the Eagles.
Senior guard Boo Osborne has been the epitome of a second-semester senior of late, and his showings in the last two games resulted in him being named Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference South Division Player of the Week on Monday (Jan. 30) afternoon.
In wins at Walsh on Thursday (Jan. 26) and at home against Findlay on Saturday (Jan. 28), Osborne combined for 43 points on 14-of-18 (77.8 percent) shooting from the field and 11-of-14 (78.6 percent) from 3-point range, and added nine rebounds and two assists. His 23 points at the Cavaliers were a season high.
Osborne has 978 career points, and needs just 22 to become the 25th player in Ashland men's basketball history to reach the 1,000-point mark. In 2016-17, he is first on the team in 3-pointers (38) and second in both scoring (11.9 ppg.) and rebounding (4.7 rpg.).
The Eagles (13-6, 8-5) take a six-game winning streak into Monday's GLIAC South game at 7:30 p.m. at Tiffin (9-11, 5-8).