HIGH 5 OF THE WEEK: Malik Petteway continues his vast improvement at NW Florida State

Petteway (NW Florida State athletics)

Malik Petteway, Northwest Florida State College basketball
“Waterbury should be proud of how Malik Petteway has developed,” Raiders head coach Steve DeMeo said in a tweet on Jan. 31.
Indeed, the former Sacred Heart standout and Northwest Florida State sophomore was averaging 15.2 points per game in conference play, where the Raiders were off to a 5-0 start. That was before Northwest Florida State took on Gulf Coast State College in a battle of Panhandle Conference titans on Wednesday night.
The Raiders won 87-69 to reach 6-0 in the conference. Petteway and Northwest Florida State face another big challenge on Saturday at home against Tallahassee Community College.
In an article from the Northwest Florida State News written by Seth Stringer, DeMeo had even more praise for his big man.
“Malik Petteway has been the most consistent guy,” DeMeo said at the beginning of a comment about a slew of players on the roster.
Waterbury should most certainly be proud of the growth of Petteway.

Jarrett (Casper athletics)

Don Jarrett Jr., Casper College basketball
The Thunderbirds claimed another win on Wednesday, knocking off Northwest College 74-58.
Jarrett, a former Kennedy star, scored 14 points in the win, which improved Casper to 18-5 and 6-1 in Region IX North. Entering Wednesday’s game, Jarrett had played in 20 of 22 contests for the T-Birds. Jarrett had made 18 starts and was averaging 18.9 minutes per game. He was scoring 10.9 points, grabbing 3.2 rebounds and dishing out 1.2 assists.
With Wednesday’s game, Jarrett has reached double figures in points in 10 of the 21 contests he has played in. His season high is 22 against Miles Community College on Nov. 11. Jarrett had five assists in a Jan. 14 game against Sheridan College. Jarrett has had six rebounds three times, including the game against Sheridan.
Casper hosts Sheridan on Saturday.

Perry (WCSU athletics)

Tre’Von Perry, Western Connecticut State basketball
The senior and former Holy Cross standout has started all 19 games, averaging 28.6 minutes per contest.
Perry is averaging 10.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.1 steals. Perry means more to WCSU than just the numbers he puts up. As the lone senior on the Colonial roster, Perry helps lead the way. 
Perry scored a season-high 20 points in a 102-98 win at Southern Maine on Dec. 10. He recorded a monster double-double that game with 18 rebounds, also his season-high. In the next game on Dec. 13 at Worcester State, Perry had a season-high blocks. Perry has posted his season-high of three steals in three different games.

Knox (ECSU athletics)

Haley Knox, Eastern Connecticut State indoor track and field
Knox, a former runner for perennial power Bristol Central, has had a strong sophomore indoor season so far.
Jan. 28 brought the best effort from Knox so far. Knox blew away her personal record in the 1000 meters by seven seconds. Not only was the 3:16.77 she ran at the Springfield College Massaoit Track & Field Invitational her best, it’s also a program best.
Knox set the indoor program’s record while finishing third in the race, which had 21 competitors in it. 
Knox’s personal record was one of 22 achieved by Eastern women at the meet. Another was achieved by senior tri-captain Mariah McPhee, who competed for Bristol Eastern in her high school career.

McPhee (ECSU athletics)

Mariah McPhee, Eastern Connecticut State indoor track and field
McPhee also turned in a person record at the Springfield meet on Jan. 28.
She ran a 5:43.87 in the mile, which placed her sixth out of 26 competitors. McPhee also ran with Eastern’s 4×400 ‘B’ relay. Knox was on the winning relay in the same race.
McPhee has been consistent in the mile for the Warriors. McPhee was third in the mile at the Plymouth State University Panther Invitational on Jan. 21. It was her first time running the race during this indoor season.