Fri Dec 27th, 2013
Special to the Drum
Fort Lewis College, during the past few seasons, always seems to have big things brewing.
Virtually none, however, have outsized former Ignacio High big man Alex Herrera—who was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference defensive player of the week for a second time this winter.
Officially recognized Monday, Dec. 16, Herrera was saluted for his work in a 97-93 overtime win two nights before in Alamosa, Colo., against Adams State University. Herrera swatted away eight Grizzly shots—already the third game in his college career in which he has so done—and scored 20 points (4-of-5 FG, 12-of-16 FT) and pulled down seven rebounds.
Fort Lewis entered the Dec. 20-21 weekend 5-2 overall and 2-1 in the RMAC, but results from the Skyhawks’ road games at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction and at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison were unavailable before the Drum’s early Christmas deadline.
Going into those contests, Herrera leads the loop in rejections with 28, rebounding average (10 per) and field goal accuracy (63.8 percent, 51-of-80), and ranks second in scoring average (21.9 per game).