|Charles Named SAC Women's Player of Year|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:09|
Lenoir-Rhyne junior guard Jazmine Charles (Lexington, N.C.) has been named the 2013-14 South Atlantic Conference Women's Basketball Player Of The Year while Todd Starkey was voted on as the league's coach of the year.
Charles leads the Bears in scoring (17.5 ppg), rebounding (6.6 rpg) and three-pointers made (48) this season and is joined on the all-league first team by teammate Jenni Gust. Charles crossed the 1,000-point mark this season and garnered all-conference honors for the second straight year.
Gust, a junior guard from Colfax, Wis., is second on the squad in scoring (12.4 ppg) and rebounding (4.7 rpg) in 2013-14.
In addition, senior guard Danielle Bongiorno (Wilmington, N.C.) picked up honorable mention all-conference accolades for the Bears. Bongiorno leads the team in assists (105) and is averaging 5.1 points and 3.4 rebounds per contest while starting in all 27 contests so far this season.
Starkey, in his ninth season with the Bears, has been named league coach of the year four times. Starkey, who has a 163-93 mark with Lenoir-Rhyne, has guided L-R to three SAC Regular Season Championships, three berths in the NCAA Division II Playoffs and one conference tournament title.
L-R (22-5, 17-5) is ranked No. 24 in NCAA Division II and first in the Southeast Region. Lenoir-Rhyne tied for the league crown with Wingate this season.
Lenoir-Rhyne, the top seed in the 2014 Food Lion SAC Women's Basketball Tournament, will face eighth-seeded Coker (12-14) on Wednesday in the opening round at home beginning at 6:00 p.m.
2013-14 All-South Atlantic Conference
Women's Basketball Teams
Kayla Harris, Wingate
Jazmine Charles, Lenoir-Rhyne
Haylee Lepaio, Newberry
Aisjah Roan, Lincoln Memorial
Janitsha Williams, Wingate
Jenni Gust, Lenoir-Rhyne
Shonice Pettaway, Queens
Chloe Bully, Catawba
Tanesha Stenson, Coker
Ansley Ricker, Mars Hill
Sierra Simpson, Anderson
Tasia Holdorf, Newberry
MaRanda Boddie, Lincoln Memorial
Antoinette McPhail, Catawba
Katie Williams, Brevard
Lesley Woods, Anderson
Kristen McMillion, Tusculum
Danielle Bongiorno, Lenoir-Rhyne
Kaitlyn Cupples, Carson-Newman
Madison Lenox, Brevard
Shelby Tricoli, Wingate
Alexis Dillard, Anderson
Jada Huntley, Catawba
SAC Player of the Year: Jazmine Charles, Lenoir-Rhyne
SAC Freshman of the Year: Kaitlyn Cupples, Carson-Newman
SAC Coach of the Year: Todd Starkey, Lenoir-Rhyne
McClure Earns Second-Team All-SAC Honors
Lenoir-Rhyne University's R.J. McClure has been named to the 2013-14 All-South Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Second Team, league officials announced today.
McClure, a senior guard from Canton, N.C., leads the team in scoring (17.8 ppg) and three-pointers made (74) and has guided the Bears to a 16-10 overall record including a 15-7 mark in league play this year. L-R finished tied for third in the conference standings.
McClure became the 51st player in school history to score 1,000 points this year, a feat he accomplished on Wednesday, February 26, against Coker in a 77-68 win on Senior Night.
In addition, McClure set the South Atlantic Conference single-game record for points (52) and school single-game record for three-pointers made (12) on Wednesday, January 15, against Newberry on the road.
Lenoir-Rhyne hosts Newberry (18-8) in the Quarterfinal Round of the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament on Wednesday beginning at 8:00 p.m., at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium.
2013-14 All-South Atlantic Conference
Men's Basketball Teams
Vincent Bailey, Lincoln Memorial
Antoine Davis, Carson-Newman
Chandler Hash, Anderson
Dondray Walker, Newberry
Ishmael Sanders, Carson-Newman
Jarrett Stokes, Queens
Lorenza Ross, Lincoln Memorial
R.J. McClure, Lenoir-Rhyne
Deion Turman, Wingate
Ryan Daye, Wingate
C.J. Gleaton, Anderson
Chance Jones, Lincoln Memorial
Julian Nelson, Coker
Darius Moose, Brevard
Tyrece Little, Catawba
Demarkus Smith, Newberry
Josh Clyburn, Queens
Kijuan Arrington, Catawba
Isiah Cureton, Wingate
Luquon Choice, Lincoln Memorial
Trevon Shaw, Brevard
Josh Dominguez, Wingate
Gerald Evans, Newberry
Player of the Year: Vincent Bailey, Lincoln Memorial
Freshman of the Year: Isiah Cureton, Wingate
Coach of the Year: Josh Schertz, Lincoln Memorial
Photo Courtesy: Jazmine Charles, L-R Athletics
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