After helping the Lewis-Clark State College men’s basketball team capture the Frontier Conference regular season title last week, P.J. Bolte has been named the Frontier’s Player of the Week. The final edition of the weekly award was announced by league officials on Monday.
Bolte, a 6-foot-6 forward from Tacoma, Wash., had a season-high 32 points in the team’s title-clinching 84-65 win over Carroll College on Saturday. The senior was 8-of-9 at the foul line and 2-of-3 from behind the arc. Bolte also added 10 points, five rebounds, three blocks, and two steals in a losing effort against Montana Western on Friday.
This is the second time this season that Bolte, who leads the No. 5-ranked Warriors with 17 points per game, has claimed the honor. He won it on Nov. 12 as well. Jacob Champoux is the only other Warrior to have received the recognition this year (Dec. 24 and Feb. 11).
Lewis-Clark State is preparing to host the semifinal round of the Frontier Conference Tournament on Saturday at 7 p.m. As the top seed in the six-team tournament, the Warriors will face the lowest seed to advance past the opening round which will be played on Wednesday evening.