Cambronne, Holton, Thompson nab positions on NE-10 Weekly Honor Roll

Cambronne, Holton, Thompson nab positions on NE-10 Weekly Honor Roll

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's basketball seniors James Cambronne (De Bary, Fla./The Winchendon School), Mike Holton Jr. (Portland, Ore./The Winchendon School) and Mike Thompson (Rosedale, N.Y./Christ The King Regional) were chosen for the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on Sunday, Feb. 8. Holton landed his seventh accolade of the winter, Cambronne his fourth and Thompson his third.

Cambronne averaged 15.0 points and 8.5 rebounds during a 2-0 week. In a 76-64 win over Franklin Pierce University on Wednesday, he had 13 points, 10 rebounds and a block before tallying 17 points, seven rebounds, an assist and a steal in a 75-71 victory over regionally-ranked Stonehill College on Saturday. He shot 7-of-14 overall, including 3-for-5 from three-point range, against the Skyhawks. Cambronne averages 13.0 points and 6.7 rebounds this winter while shooting 46.8 percent from behind the three-point line and blocking a team-high 16 shots. He is second in the NE-10 in three-point shooting, sixth in offensive rebounding (2.6), 14th in rebounding and 20th in blocks average. The second-leading shot blocker in program history (143), Cambronne is 17th in career three-pointers (112), and 25th in both scoring (1,173) and rebounding (575) through 99 games. He is the only player in school annals with 1,000 points, 100 blocks and 100 three-pointers, while also being just the third Purple Knight with 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 100 rejections.

Holton averaged 15.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists to 0.5 turnovers, 1.0 block and 1.0 steal last week, shooting 7-of-7 on free throws. Against Franklin Pierce, he had seven points, four rebounds, three assists and a block before posting 23 points, four rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block versus regionally-ranked Stonehill. The team's leading scorer (14.7), Holton has a squad-best 44 three-pointers and is second in steals (14) and third in assists (42). Through 104 career games, Holton is eighth in program history in scoring (1,629), fifth in three-pointers (204), 10th in free throws (349), 16th in field goals (538) and 19th in assists (258). Holton and Mark Mulvey '97 are the only Purple Knights among the program's all-time top 10 in both three-pointers and free throws.

Thompson averaged 12.0 points on 68.6 percent shooting to go along with 8.5 rebounds, 5.0 offensive rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 block last week. Versus Franklin Pierce, he had 16 points, 13 rebounds, seven offensive rebounds, three assists and a block behind a 7-of-9 performance from the floor and a 2-of-2 showing on free throws. Thompson totaled eight points on 4-of-7 shooting, four rebounds, three offensive rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal against regionally-ranked Stonehill. He averages 8.1 points on a career-high 58.0 percent shooting for the season, including 42.3 percent from three-point range, in addition to 6.7 rebounds. Thompson is fourth in the NE-10 in shooting, seventh in offensive rebounding (2.6) and 13th in rebounding despite playing 23.1 minutes per contest. Thompson is one of six players in program history with at least 650 points (656), 550 rebounds (559) and 60 blocks (60) for a career, standing 14th in blocks and 26th in boards.

Saint Michael's is 15-6 overall and 11-5 in the NE-10 while placing sixth in the latest D2SIDA East Region Media Poll. With five regular-season games remaining, the Purple Knights are tied for second in the NE-10 Northeast Division with Saint Anselm College, just one game out of first place. Winners of six of seven, they travel to Saint Anselm, which is seventh in the region, on Wednesday for a 7:30 p.m. contest. The Hawks qualified for the past two NCAA Tournaments.