Dec. 22, 2014
WEST POINT, N.Y. – A day after helping Army to a 72-69 overtime victory versus Maine at Christl Arena, junior Tanner Plomb was selected as the Lids Team Sports Patriot League Player of the Week.
Plomb led Army to its second consecutive overtime win and registered his second-career double-double in the process. The Mukwonago, Wis., native scored 20 points on an 8-for-15 shooting performance and secured a career-high 13 rebounds. A majority of his damage came after intermission when he put in 15 points and grabbed 10 boards, which proved to be the difference in Army’s 43-33 rebounding margin over the visiting Black Bears.
Plomb drained an elbow jumper with a little more than a minute left in regulation to tie the game at 60, then later delivered the assist on Mo Williams’ go-ahead three-pointer with less than a minute left in overtime.
The 6-7 forward is second on the Black Knights and sixth in the conference in scoring this season with 13.7 points per game and is also averaging 4.7 rebounds per contest. He has scored 20 points twice this year and five times during his career. It is the first weekly award of Plomb’s career.
Army is back at Christl Arena on Dec. 28 for a matchup with Coast Guard that will close out the non-league portion of the schedule. Opening tip is set for 3 p.m.