MEAC Announces Weekly Women's Basketball Honors

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Bethune-Cookman senior Kendra Cooper was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the conference office announced today. Howard’s Sarah Edmond earned Rookie of the Week honors, while Bethune-Cookman senior Kailyn Williams and Savannah State senior Tiyonda Davis were named Defensive Co-Players of the Week.

Cooper (G, 5-6, Sr., Spring, Texas) shot 52.2 percent from the floor in a pair of wins for the Lady Wildcats this past week, going a combined 12-for-23. She dropped 22 points in a win over Howard to go along with six rebounds and four assists, while also hitting six of 10 3-pointers – before going 5-for-12 from the floor against Coppin State, scoring 14 points and again grabbing six boards.

Edmond (G, 5-9, Fr., Freeport, N.Y.) averaged 10.5 points and three assists in two games for the Lady Bison this past week. She scored a career-high 15 points on 6-for-10 shooting in Saturday’s win at Hampton – marking the first time Howard has won at Hampton since 2002. Edmond also had three assists and two blocks in that game. She also had six points and three assists against Bethune-Cookman.

Williams (C, 6-4, Sr., New Orleans, La.) averaged 6.0 blocks and 8.0 rebounds in the Lady Wildcats’ two wins this past week – including nine blocks to tie her season high against Howard. Williams also had nine rebounds in that contest, and she had seven rebounds and three blocks in a 20-point win at Coppin State. Williams also scored in double figures in both games.

Davis (C, 6-4, Sr., Athens, Ga.) grabbed seven rebounds and recorded her second straight eight-block performance in the Lady Tigers’ win over Norfolk State last week. She tied her career high in blocked shots against the Spartans, and she also added eight points on the offensive end.

Other Top Performers

Kanesha Battle (BCU) scored eight points at Coppin State, going 3-for-5 from the floor.

Keena Samuels (CSU) scored 18 points on 5-for-17 shooting against Bethune-Cookman, hitting eight of 11 free throws.

Shakerrya Morrison (FAMU) averaged 14.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals in two games for the Lady Rattlers, recording a double-double (12 points, 21 rebounds) against Delaware State.

Sydni Johnson (HOW) averaged 13.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in two games this past week, scoring 15 points on 6-for-10 shooting in a win over Hampton.

Jayla Myles (HOW) scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds against Bethune-Cookman, before blocking five shots against Hampton.

Ra’Jean Martin (MDES) scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds in a loss to Norfolk State.

Jihayah Chavis (MSU) dropped 12 points, while adding five rebounds, two assists and four steals in a win over Delaware State.

Braennan Farrar (MSU) scored 12 points and dished out four assists in a win over Delaware State.

Zuri White (MSU) grabbed a game-high eight rebounds to go along with 12 points, a block and three steals against Delaware State.

Aliyah Kilpatrick (NCAT) scored 20 points on 5-for-9 shooting and grabbed five rebounds in a win over Florida A&M.

Morgan Jones (NCCU) averaged 22.0 points as the Lady Eagles won both of their games this past week, including a career high-tying 25 points at Coppin State.

Dominique Harper (NSU) averaged 13.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists in two games this past week, including a 15-point performance at Savannah State.

Kayla Roberts (NSU) averaged 10.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in two games for the Spartans, and she had a double-double (14 points, 10 rebounds) against Maryland Eastern Shore to go along with five blocks.

Lauren Moss (SSU) scored 16 points on 5-for-8 shooting (2-for-3 from behind the arc) in a win over Norfolk State.

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