Four Bobcats Awarded All-MAC Basketball Honors

By
Michael Somrak

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Updated Mon, Mar 10, 2014 4:05 pm
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Logan Riley
Bobcat senior Nick Kellogg during Ohio's 71-67 comeback win over Central Michigan Jan. 29.

The Mid American Conference announced the Men’s and Women’s Basketball All-MAC and All-Freshman teams on Monday, featuring two Bobcats in senior Nick Kellogg and junior Maurice Ndour on the Men’s All-MAC Second team, as well as sophomore Kiyanna Black of the Lady Bobcats on the Women’s All-MAC Honorable Mention team. Freshman Quiera Lampkins was also awarded All-MAC Freshman Team Honors.

Kellogg has recorded his statistically best season in his four years at Ohio University, averaging 15.3 points per game, 2.6 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per game. The senior is in the top ten in the MAC for scoring and minutes played, but also leads the MAC in free throw percentage at .895, going 77-85 from the charity stripe this season.

In his first year of D-I play, Ndour has played exceptionally well, scoring in double digits in 22 of the 30 games that he has played this season. Ndour also scored above 20 points in eight of those games. The junior has averaged 14.4 points per game and seven rebounds per game and is in the top ten for scoring, total rebounds, and blocked shots in MAC play.

Accompanying these two Bobcats on the small ball Men’s All-MAC Second Team are Akron Guard Quincy Diggs, Miami Forward Will Felder, and Toledo Guard Rian Pearson.

The All-MAC First Team is comprised of two guards in Toledo’s Julius “Juice” Brown, and Western Michigan’s, David Brown. Rounding out the starting five are three forwards, Buffalo’s Javon McCrea, Akron’s Demetrius “Tree” Treadwell and Western Michigan’s Shayne Whittington.

Black’s contribution to the Lady Bobcats this season has also attracted notice. The guard averaged 13.6 points per game and 1.9 steals per game, which was enough for Black to land in the top 15 in scoring and top 10 in steals in MAC play.

Lampkins was one of four guards to make the All-MAC Freshman Team. She averaged 10.9 points per game along with 1.5 steals per game for the Lady Bobcats.

The other two guards on the women’s All-MAC Honorable Mention team are Brandy Woody from Ball State, and Jessica Green from Central Michigan. Forwards Erica Donovan, Bowling Green, and Marquisha Harris, Western Michigan, round out the final two spots.

The Women’s All-MAC First team features two players from Akron in guard Hanna Luburgh and center Rachel Tecca. Adding to the team are two players from Bowling Green, guard Jillian Halfhill and forward Alexis Rogers. Rounding out that final guard/forward position is Crystal Bradford out of Central Michigan.

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