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Basketball: (W) McDaniel Named All-Sun Belt Conference, No Men Named

McDaniel Named All-Sun Belt Conference
Basketball W  03/04/2008   Courtesy RaginCajuns.com
 
 
 
 

The Sun Belt Conference announced its 2007-08 All-Conference Women’s Basketball Team on Tuesday and Louisiana’s senior guard Alicia McDaniel was named to the third team.

 

The All-SBC selection is the first of McDaniel’s career and marks the fifth straight season the Cajuns have earned an all-conference choice.

 

Known as one of the Cajuns better defensive players in years past, McDaniel added the scoring element to her game this season. The Houston, Texas native ranked 12th in the conference in scoring, 14th in field goal percentage, 13th in rebounding, 11th in assists and fifth in steals. Only Middle Tennessee’s Amber Holt – a first team selection – and McDaniel were ranked among the conference leaders in scoring, field goal percentage, rebounding, assists and steals.

 

McDaniel scored in double figures in 20 of her last 21 games dating back to Dec. 18, 2007. Her only non-double figure scoring game was when she fouled out at Troy. The 5-foot-7 guard had four double-doubles – all in Sun Belt play. McDaniel is the Cajuns leader in points, assists and steals and is second in rebounds and third in blocks.

 

 

Sun Belt Conference All-Conference Women’s Basketball Team

 

First Team

Nikya Hughes (UALR, Sr., F/C)

LaQuetta Ferguson (FIU, Sr., G)

Amber Holt (Middle Tennessee, Sr., F)

Amy Lewis (Troy, Sr., G)

Crystal Kelly (WKU, Sr., F)

 

Second Team

Anshel Cooper (UALR, So., G)

Kim Sitzmann (UALR, So., G)

Le’Della English (New Orleans, Sr., G)

Amber Jackson (North Texas, Jr., F)

Dominique Duck (WKU, Jr., F)

 

Third Team

Veronica Smith (Arkansas State, So., G)

Carla Stubbs (Florida Atlantic, So. G)

Iva Ciglar (FIU, Jr., G)

Alicia McDaniel (Louisiana-Lafayette, Sr., G)

Shannon Lloyd (ULM, Sr., C)

 

Player of the Year

Crystal Kelly (WKU, Sr., F)

 

Defensive Player of the Year

Amber Holt (Middle Tennessee, Sr., F)

 

Newcomer of the Year

Brittany Helm (New Orleans, So., G)

 

Freshman of the Year

Arnika Brown (WKU, Fr., F)

 

Coach of the Year

Mary Taylor Cowles, WKU

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BREAKING SPORTS NEWS: Despite being the men’s West co-champs, no UL players named to the All-Sun Belt team
From staff reports

Sun Belt Conference All-Conference Men’s Basketball Team
First Team
Carlos Monroe (Florida Atlantic, Jr., F) – leads Sun Belt in rebounding (9.3 rpg.), ranks 6th in scoring (15.6 ppg.)
Desmond Yates (Middle Tennessee, So., F) – ranks 5th in scoring (15.8 ppg.), 3rd in FG percentage (57.0%)
Bo McCalebb (New Orleans, Sr., G) – leads conference in scoring (23.2 ppg.) and steals per game (2.4)
Demetric Bennett (South Alabama, Sr., G) – ranks 3rd in scoring (19.9 ppg.) and 2nd in minutes (34.87 mpg.)
Courtney Lee (WKU, Sr., G/F) – ranks 2nd in scoring (20.9 ppg.) and 4th in steals per game (1.77)

Second Team
Collin Dennis (North Texas, Jr., G) – ranks 4th in 3-point shooting (44.0%), ranks T-9th in scoring (14.0 ppg.)
Josh White (North Texas, Fr., G) – leads conference in 3-point pct. (44.7%), ranks T-9th in scoring (14.0 ppg.)
Daon Merritt (South Alabama, Sr., G) – leads conference in assists per game (5.5)
O’Darien Bassett (Troy, Sr., G) – ranks 4th in conference in scoring (18.3 ppg.)
Tyrone Brazelton (WKU, Sr., G) – ranks 3rd in conference in assists per game (3.73)

 

Third Team
Ryan Wedel (Arkansas State, So., G) – leads the conference in 3-point field goals made per game (3.03)
Alex Galindo (Florida International, Jr., F) – ranks 5th in conference in rebounding (6.8 rpg.)
Russell Hicks (Florida International, Jr., C) – ranks 8th in conference in rebounding (6.1 rpg.)
Brandon Davis (South Alabama, Jr., F) – leads conference in field goal percentage (63.5%)
Domonic Tilford (South Alabama, Jr., G) – ranks 2nd in conference if free throw percentage (87.9%)

Player of the Year
Courtney Lee (WKU, Sr., G/F)

Defensive Player of the Year
Bo McCalebb (New Orleans, Sr., G)

Newcomer of the Year
Collin Dennis (North Texas, Jr., G)

Freshman of the Year
Josh White (North Texas, Fr., G)

Coach of the Year
Ronnie Arrow, South Alabama

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