ADA -- Senior Dominique Royal has been named OAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week.

This is the first time Royal has earned this honor in his career.

On Wednesday, he went 10-of-15 from the field, finishing with a game and career-high 23 points, leading Ohio Northern past Otterbein 87-82.

He also pulled down seven rebounds in the contest.

This season, Royal leads the team and is fifth in the OAC in rebounding, averaging 6.4 rpg.

In addition, he ranks second on the Polar Bears in scoring (12.9 ppg) and in field goal percentage (54.7 percent).

Ohio Northern will return to action with a two game swing in California on Dec. 29 and Dec. 31.

Northern will face Cal Tech on Dec. 29 at 4 pm EST and Chapman on Dec. 31 at 7 pm EST.