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Carroll College's Jovan Sljivancanin wins 6th player of the week honor

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Posted at 5:23 PM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 11:27:02-05

WHITEFISH -- Carroll College sophomore Jovan Sljivancanin was named the Frontier Conference men's basketball player of the week for the sixth time, the league announced on Monday.

Sljivancanin, a 6-foot-5 sophomore from Belgrade, Serbia, led the Fighting Saints to a pair of wins last week -- a 76-61 victory at Rocky Mountain College and an 83-75 home win over Montana Western.

Sljivancanin averaged 23 points, 10.5 rebounds and three assists per contest, improving the No. 9 Fighting Saints to 16-6 overall and 7-3 in Frontier Conference play. Against Rocky, Sljivancanin poured in 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while totaling three assists and a pair of steals. He made 10 of 19 from the floor and hit all three of his free throw attempts.

He added another double-double against the Bulldogs, tallying 23 points and 11 rebounds, while also finishing with three assists and a block. After a 10-for-16 shooting performance, Sljivancanin finished the weekend making 20 of 35 field goals and a perfect 5-for-5 performance at the charity stripe.

For the year, Sljivancanin is averaging 18.5 points and 11 rebounds per game, dishing out 3.1 assists. He's also averaging one steal and 0.5 blocks through 22 games for second-year coach Kurt Paulson. He currently ranks in the top 10 nationally in multiple categories -- No. 2 in total rebounds (241), third in total rebounds per game (11), No. 4 in defensive rebounds per game (7.40) and No. 6 in offensive rebounds per game (3.55).

Lewis-Clark State's Jansen Edmiston was named the league's women's player of the week, following consecutive honors by teammate and former Columbia Falls standout Kiara Burlage.