Chilton dominates the paint to win Tornado Athlete of the Week

Men's basketball stalwart Joseph Chilton has been named Tornado Athlete of the Week for the 15th week of the 2008-09 athletic season. Chilton earned 16 of the 30 votes cast by visitors of BCTornados.com, or 53.3%.

The senior forward from Brasstown, N.C. played a crucial role in both of Brevard's games last week. Monday against Warren Wilson, Chilton paved the way to a 76-46 victory with 17 points, including four three-pointers. Saturday the Tornados fell to Tusculum, 65-48, but Chilton was a monster on the glass, ripping down a team-best ten rebounds.

The veteran has started all six games for the Tornados, averaging 6.8 ppg and 6.5 rpg. The Tornados are 4-2 (0-1 SAC) heading into a 23-day break for the Christmas holiday. Brevard resumes their season December 29 in Marietta, Ohio against Emory & Henry.

Chilton is the final student-athlete to be honored as Tornado Athlete of the Week in 2008. The award will resume on January 6, 2009.

The Tornado Athlete of the Week is determined by a fan poll on the frontpage of BCTornados.com. Candidates for the Tornado Athlete of the Week award are announced and voting opens every Saturday night at 10 p.m. Voting closes on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.

2008-09 TORNADO ATHLETE OF THE WEEK WINNERS
Week 1
- Brooke Seaman, Volleyball
Week 2 - Bailey Varley, Women's Soccer
Week 3 - Rebecca Schoonover, Volleyball
Week 4 - Nikki Peacock, Women's Soccer
Week 5 - Stanley Jones, Football
Week 6 - Stanley Jones, Football
Week 7 - Trey Wilborn, Football
Week 8 - Alycia Andrade, Women's Cross Country
Week 9 - Jussi Halonen, Men's Soccer
Week 10 - Jo Tuttle, Women's Cycling
Week 11 - Brooke Seaman, Volleyball
Week 12 - Jami Perry, Volleyball
Week 13 - Jonathan Whitson, Men's Basketball
Week 14 - Amber Roberts, Women's Basketball
Week 15 - Joseph Chilton, Men's Basketball
Week 16 - To be awarded January 6, 2009

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