Jhalen Lumpkins - Men's BasketballWeek of Jan 9-16 - Junior forward Jhalen Lumpkins (Sacramento, CA) contributed to the Falcons week as he scored in double figures in three out of the four games last week, including two A.I.I. Conference games against Voorhees and Fisk. Lumpkins scored 19 points on 7 for 12 shooting while adding five rebounds, six assists and a pair of steals in the loss to second ranked Voorhees. In the OT loss to Fisk, Lumpkins led all scorers with 26 points on 10 for 15 shooting and added seven boards and five steals in the losing effort.
Vivian Lara - Women's BasketballWeek Of Dec 26-Jan 2- For the second time this season, junior guard Vivian Lara (Norwalk, CA) has been chosen as the Falcons Player Of The Week. The women's basketball team headed south for a four-game stretch to face three strong A.I.I. opponents. In that stretch, Lara had back-to-back 21 point games against Webber International and Warner College. She also collected her third double-double of the season against Warner as she grabbed 11 rebounds in the 49-45 victory. While in Florida she tallied 51 points, 28 rebounds, 10 assists and seven steals to help pace the offense.
Giovanni Thompson - Men's BasketballWeek of Dec 12-19 - Sophomore forward Giovanni Thompson (Kissimmee, FL) is this week's Falcon Player Of The Week. In four games this week, Thompson shot 56% from the floor while averaging 13.2 points and 6.75 rebounds per game over that span. He also tallied back-to-back double-doubles in the two wins over Maine-Machias and Maine-Fort Kent. Thompson was also named this weeks A.I.I. Player Of The Week, the first time this winter that a men's Falcons player was chosen. His efforts helped his team to a 3-1 week, losing a tough one to Johnson & Wales Tuesday evening to end the three-game winning streak.