Soaring to new heights

Marcus Ayala and the Skyhawks soared to a pair of Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference victories this weekend at Whalen Gymnasium, thanks in large part to the senior guard from Avondale, Ariz. Ayala averaged 19.5 points , 3.5 rebounds and 2 assists per game in wins over Colorado Mesa on Sunday and Western State on Monday. He shot 70 percent from the floor and 73 percent from the 3-point line. He scored 17 and 22 points, respectively, in back-to-back nights, then was named the RMAC Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday, his first and Fort Lewis College’s first honor this season. FLC (7-1, 4-1 RMAC) is off until the new year. Enlarge photo

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Marcus Ayala and the Skyhawks soared to a pair of Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference victories this weekend at Whalen Gymnasium, thanks in large part to the senior guard from Avondale, Ariz. Ayala averaged 19.5 points , 3.5 rebounds and 2 assists per game in wins over Colorado Mesa on Sunday and Western State on Monday. He shot 70 percent from the floor and 73 percent from the 3-point line. He scored 17 and 22 points, respectively, in back-to-back nights, then was named the RMAC Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday, his first and Fort Lewis College’s first honor this season. FLC (7-1, 4-1 RMAC) is off until the new year.