Prater named HCAC player of the week

Hanover College senior forward Courtney Prater (Anderson, Ind.) has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s player of the week.

Prater averaged 21.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals in two games for the Panthers last week.

She totaled 15 points, six rebounds and matched her career high with four steals in a 60-55 victory at Franklin College, Dec. 5. She followed with a career-best 28 points and 12 rebounds in an 85-80 overtime loss at Defiance College (Ohio), Dec. 8.

Prater ranks second in the Heartland Conference with 19.2 points per game. She is third in the HCAC in rebounding with 8.0 boards per contest.

Hanover is 4-2 overall and 1-2 in the league. After a week off for final exams, the Panthers will square off against the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Saturday, Dec. 15, in Terre Haute, Ind.