In addition to the conference accolades that the Shawnee State Bears’ women’s basketball team obtained for their play over the course of the 2017 season, the Shawnee State men put a pair of honorees on the unit earlier this month.
Portsmouth native Jayllen Carter and Cincinnati native Fred Moore represented the Bears at the Mid-South Conference Banquet by obtaining MSC All-Academic and Second-Team honors, respectively, for their efforts in each area over the duration of the year.
Carter, a 2013 graduate of Portsmouth High School, led the team by scoring 14.9 points per bout and obtaining a grade-point-average above 3.25. The 2016-17 campaign was his first in a Bears’ uniform.
Moore, a 6-7 forward from Roger Bacon High School, obtained 14.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per affair for Shawnee State. Those numbers were vast improvements from the junior’s 7.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per contest over the 2015-16 season.
MOORE EARNS WBCA ALL-AMERICAN HONORS
While her brother proved to be a central threat for the men’s squad this year, Jonessa Moore kept the game in the family by obtaining Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association’s (WBCA) NAIA Division I All-America honors on Tuesday.
Moore, a 6-1 post, obtained career high and team high marks of 18.2 points and 7.7 rebounds per contest in 2016-17 and headed a Shawnee State unit that went 31-3 overall, won the MSC Regular Season Championship for a second year in a row and a . The senior and former Cincinnati Mount Healthy graduate was one of only 10 individuals in the land to be bestowed with such an honor.
SOC, DISTRICT 14 ALL-STAR GAMES SET FOR LATE MARCH
With the high school basketball season nearing its end, the Southern Ohio Conference and the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association’s District 14 realm have set their dates for their respective all-star affairs.
On Tuesday, March 21, the SOC All-Star basketball festivities will commence at South Webster High School at 6 p.m. The girls game will be the first item on the list, followed by the three-point contest and league awards. The boys game will cap off the events following the conclusion of the league’s awarding of its accolades. The Daily Times will release the SOC accolades in the March 21 edition of the paper.
On the following Tuesday, the OHSBCA District 14 will hold its own all-star affair, which Eastern Pike will host. As with the SOC’s contest, the girls contest will start at 6 p.m., with the district’s awards to be presented following the contest. The boys contest then immediately follows the award presentations.