HELENA, Mont. (AP) — University of Montana forward Mathias Ward and Weber State guard Jordan Richardson have been named the Big Sky Conference's co-players of the week.

Ward is a 6-foot-7 senior from Gig Harbor, Wash. He scored 12 points and pulled in six rebounds in a 62-56 win against Northern Arizona on Dec. 19.

Two days later, Ward had 16 points, five rebounds and an assist as the Grizzlies defeated Sacramento State.

Richardson is a 6-foot-1 guard who led Weber State to wins over Eastern Washington and Portland State last week.

Richardson leads the Big Sky in 3-point field goal percentage at 55.9 percent.