Clarke University swept the Basketball Player of the Week honors in the Heart of America Conference. Senior Darius Lasley was named the men’s basketball player of the week for the second straight week, while former Western Dubuque prep Morgan Pitz was tabbed as the league’s women’s basketball player of the week.
Lasley led Clarke to a conference opening win over Missouri Valley with 26 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals. In a 73-70 exhibition win over NCAA Division II Winona State, he had 16 points, 17 rebounds and four assists.
Pitz scored 22 points and had three rebounds in Clarke’s 81-58 non-conference home win over St. Ambrose. In the Pride’s conference opener, a 78-72 overtime win at Missouri Valley, Pitz added 25 points and pulled down five rebounds.