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NSAA Player of the Week

By: Leland March

This past weekend the Waldorf Warriors basketball team got a major spark from Falmata Tula. Tula is a junior from Amorello, Texas who has made strong impact for the Warriors since his debut in the middle of the season. Tula was a transfer from a two year technical school in Minnesota named Anoka Ramsey. The junior guard had to wait to get his transcripts cleared before he could play this season.

Tula was anxious for his turn to play and show what he could do on the basketball court. “I knew I could contribute on this team and I know what I could bring to the table, it was all just a matter of getting a chance to prove it,” said Tula.

Tula would get his chance soon enough. After a rough patch in the season for the Warriors, Tula became a starter and started to prove his worth. This would all lead up to his break-out weekend. This past weekend the Warriors faced two opponents, one of the opponents was Viterbo University where Tula came out from the start ready to play. Tula scored a team high 19 points going 7 of 12 from the field, connecting on 58 percent of his shots taken. Tula also grabbed 5 rebounds and dished out 2 assists.

It seems as though Tula was only warming up when in the next game against Bellevue University Tula went off for a career high 30 point game while helping the Warriors knock off the 21st ranked Bruins. Tula connected on 11 of his 16 shots while also grabbing 9 rebounds and dishing out 3 assists.

“I was just trying to be aggressive, I knew I had to be aggressive if we wanted to win and this was big game for us so I was staying in attack mode,” said Tula.

Tula’s performances proved to be enough to earn him N.S.A.A Player of the Week. Where in both games combined he averaged 24.5 points, 7 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting 64 percent from the field.