Franklin College athletes earn honors with standout efforts

Franklin College sophomore forward Dion Smith was the leader in a pair of conference wins last week and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

Smith posted a double-double in wins against Manchester and Anderson, highlighted by a career-high 26 points against the Ravens. He scored 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting in a road win against Manchester and followed that performance with 26 points and 11 rebounds against Anderson.

For the week, Smith averaged a team-high 23.0 points, 11.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 3.5 blocks and 3.0 steals per game.

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