Paine's Watts, Johnson honored by SIAC

By: Staff Reporter
By: Staff Reporter

Monday, February 11, 2013

Atlanta—Benedict’s Marcus Goode is the SIAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, while Paine’s Ashley Watts and Miles’ Courtney English are the SIAC Co-Players of the Week for the 12th installment of the 2012-2013 basketball season, the conference announced today.

Clark Atlanta’s Jarrell Joye is the SIAC Men’s Newcomer of the Week, and Co-Newcomers of the Week were award to Paine’s Kiara Johnson and Tuskegee’s Marie McAbee.

SIAC Basketball Players of the Week

Men’s Player of the Week

Marcus Goode, Benedict
Position: Center Height: 6-10 Hometown: Chapin, SC

Goode continued his second half surge with another 26 point performance in the Tigers win over Fort Valley over the weekend. In the game Goode, also grabbed as season high 17 rebounds. For the week, Goode averaged 20 points, 12.5 rebounds, and three blocks, while leading the Tigers to a 2-0 record.

Women’s Player of the Week

Ashley Watts, Paine
Position: Guard Height: 5-6 Hometown: Augusta, GA
Watts, the SIAC’s leading scorer, averaged 32.5 points, six assists, and four steals last week to lead Paine to a 1-1 record in games against Fort Valley State and Albany State. Watts scored 30 of her 35 points in the second half to lead the Lady Lions to a 89-84 overtime win over Albany State.

Courtney English, Miles College
Position: Forward Height: 5-10 Hometown: Atmore, AL
English earned her 16th and 17th double-double of the season in games against Lane and Kentucky State this week. Against the Thorobrettes, English recorded 22 points and 16 rebounds.

Men’s Newcomer of the Week

Jerrell Joye, Clark Atlanta
The junior from Harlem, NY helped the Panthers to two consecutive conference wins this week and led all scorers with 18 points in the win over Fort Valley State.
Women’s Co-Newcomer of the Week

Kiara Johnson, Paine
Position: Freshman Height: 6-2 Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
The freshman sensation had a dynamic presence in the post, scoring 15 points, and grabbing 15 rebounds to help Paine defeat Albany State in overtime.

Marie McAbee, Tuskegee
Position: Forward Height: 5-8 Hometown: Talladega, AL
McAbee scored 10 points and added four rebounds, and three assists in the Lady Tigers win over Stillman over the weekend.

Other Top Performers
Men

Mario Jordan, Paine
Averaged 19.5 points while leading the Lions to victories over Fort Valley and Albany State last week.

Ulysses Thomas III, Kentucky State
Thomas averaged 15.5 points and 3.5 rebounds while leading the Breds’ to a 1-1 record last week.

Dwayne Bingham, Clark Atlanta
Bingham led the Panthers to consecutive conference wins this week over Claflin and Fort Valley, while topping the Panthers with a 17-point effort in a loss against Morehouse.

Calvin (C.J) Thomas, III, Tuskegee
The senior scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds in the Golden Tigers 86-72 victory over Stillman College.

Shawn Allen, Morehouse
Allen scored a season-high 31 points in a win over Albany State, leading the Maroon Tigers to a 12th straight win in conference play.

Shoquan Stevens, Lane
Stevens led the Dragons in scoring in both games played last week with 15 and 14 as the Dragons defeated Miles and LeMoyne-Owen.

Ty Lollar, Miles
Lollar scored 20 points in the Golden Bears big win over Kentucky State last week.

Jerel Stephenson, Paine
Stephenson averaged 17 points and 6.5 rebounds in games against Fort Valley and Albany State..

Richard Dixon, Tuskegee
Dixon scored 18 points and eight rebounds in Tuskegee’s win over Stillman

Women

Sharnita Lloyd, Kentucky State
The senior averaged 15 points and 5.5 rebounds in wins against Miles and LeMoyne-Owen

LaQuisha Lewis, Clark Atlanta
Lewis led the Lady Panthers with her second double-double on the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Claflin.

Nnenne Eze, Tuskegee
The Stone Mountain, Georgia native was one of four Tuskegee players to score in double-figures in the team’s 78-58 win over Stillman. She also led the team in rebounds.

Brittany Jackson, Benedict
Had double-double of 15 points, 12 rebounds in a win over Fort Valley State.

Crystal Rayford, Lane
Crystal averaged a double-double in the two victories for the Lady Dragons with an average of 15 points and 12 rebounds.

London Richardson, Benedict
Had a team high 15 points in the Lady Tigers win over Albany State.


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