Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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November 20, 2012

CU, BC, MU basketball players honored

— Concord’s Amanda Smith was named the WVIAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday. A junior guard from Princeton, she scored 30 points and had seven rebounds in Concord’s win over WVU-Tech. Against Pitt-Johnstown, she netted 21 points and pulled down eight boards while registering a pair of steals and an assist. In Concord’s 2-0 week, she shot 56.1 percent from the floor. The 30-point effort is tied for the most points in a women’s game in the WVIAC so far this season.

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Tequila McNeal is the first Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week in Bluefield College history, since joining the league over the summer. The senior guard, honored on Monday, averaged 23 points and 5.5 rebounds per game last week as the Rams won a pair of games at home. She poured in a career-high 32 points, including six 3-pointers, and had six steals in the Rams’ 83-73 upset of No. 6-ranked Georgetown College. In their second Mid-South game, McNeal helped BC improve to 2-0 in the league by tallying 14 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals in a win over St. Catharine College. In the week, she shot 51.4 percent from the floor and made half of her 16 3-point attempts. She also averaged three assists and five steals in the two games.

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Marshall guard DeAndre Kane was named the Conference USA Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 22.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 9 assists over three games. The junior recorded the fourth triple-double in Marshall history with 33 points, a career-high 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a 103-100 double-overtime loss to Hofstra. It’s his first player of the week honor, and Marshall’s first since March 2010.

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