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Metts, Heard pick up OAC honors

February 18, 2013

AUSTINTOWN – The Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) honored two Wilmington athletes today (February 18) for their exploits this past week in their respective sports.

Senior Mason Metts (Pomeroy, OH/Meigs) earned Men’s Field Athlete of the Week, while junior Malcolm Heard II (Wilmington, OH/Wilmington) repeated as the Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

Metts helped the men’s indoor track team post the victory in Capital’s Rick Meindl Invitational. The meet featured four other OAC schools. He won the shot put for the third time this season with a toss of 53’3”. He added a second-place finish in the weight throw with a launch of 17.24 meters.

The track teams return to action this weekend in the OAC championships.

For the second consecutive week, and the third time this season, Heard earns the league’s weekly award. He scored his 1,000th career point with a dunk on the opening possession of Saturday’s game with Mount Union. He finished the game with 17 points on 5-of-7 shooting as the Fightin’ Quakers clinched the third seed of the Ohio Athletic Conference tournament. For the week, the forward averaged 25.5 points and 9.5 rebounds, while shooting 65 percent from the field.

The men’s basketball team hosts the quarterfinals of the OAC tournament 8 p.m. Tuesday or 30 minutes after the conclusion of the women’s game that begins at 6 p.m.