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Tre Johnson Earns PWC Weekly Defensive Award

January 26, 2015, 1:56 PM HST
* Updated January 26, 1:59 PM
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University of Hawai’i at Hilo junior forward Tre Johnson has picked up another weekly award from the PacWest Conference.

The PacWest announced Monday that Johnson earned the league’s Defensive Player of the Week Award for games played between Jan. 19-25.

Johnson, a transfer from Montana State University, blocked six shots in his team’s 88-85 overtime win at Fresno Pacific University on Saturday night. The career-high block total was in addition to an already stellar performance. He scored 25 points and grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds in the win.

UH-Hilo went 2-1 last week in the final three games of a four-game road trip. The Vulcans lost a low-scoring battle to Notre Dame de Namur last Monday, but recovered three days later in a win over Holy Names. Overall, the Vulcans went 2-2 on the road trip.

For the week, Johnson averaged 15 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks per game. On the season, he averages 18.3 points and seven boards per contest. He sits eighth in the conference in rebounds.

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Johnson earned the PacWest Player of the Week award on Dec. 1 and shared the same award on Dec. 22.

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UH-Hilo, holding a 9-8 overall record and 5-6 conference mark, returns home for a two-game homestand, starting with Chaminade on Saturday and wrapping up two nights later with conference-leading Azusa Pacific.

Both games will be played at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium. Monday’s contest was originally supposed to be played on campus, but coaches wanted to have the game moved.

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