Witkowski Named CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week

Witkowski Named CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week

Sophomore Packy Witkowski has been named the CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week presented by First Command as he led the Bears to a 93-88 overtime win over archrival Merchant Marine.

Witkowski had a game-high 25 points including a 3-pointer with 21 seconds left in overtime leading Coast Guard to its fifth straight win.

Coast Guard would score eight straight, including pair of 3-pointers by Witkowski, including one that gave the Bears a 79-77 lead with 1:24 left.

In the extra period, the Bears were a perfect 5 for 5 from the floor and scored the first six points of the overtime. As Kane had an old fashion 3-point play before Witkowski hit a trey with 3:41 left for an 85-79 lead.

Junior David Washington's tip-in with 46 seconds left pulled the Mariners to within 89-88 before Witkowski put the nail in the coffin with his 3-pointer with 21 seconds left.

Witkowski hit 7 of 13 from 3-point range in the win.

He leads the team with 19.7 points per game and has a team-high 22 treys (22-48).

Coast Guard has won five straight to improve to 5-1 on the season. The five straight wins is the most since the 2008-09 team won 13 straight before falling in the Elite 8.

The Bears are back in action on Saturday when they host Mitchell at noon.