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Four Greyhounds named All-LSC

 

March 8, 2020



RICHARDSON, Texas — It’s a fair argument Zamorye Cox, Alivia Lewis and Natalie DeLonge carried the Eastern New Mexico women’s basketball team all season, as they combined for 49% of the team’s points, 40% of its rebounds and 50% of its assists in the regular season.

Their all-around efforts were recognized by the Lone Star Conference Wednesday, as each member of the trio earned a second-team All-LSC selection.

The Greyhounds, seeded fifth in the postseason LSC tournament, joined Lubbock Christian and West Texas A&M as the only teams with three players named either first- or second-team.

Cox, a sophomore guard from Portales, led the Greyhounds with 12.4 points and 4.6 assists per game. She led the LSC with 73 steals and finished second in assists.

Lewis, a junior from Hope Christian, averaged 10.3 points and 8.5 rebounds while finishing fourth in the LSC with seven double-doubles. She was also named to the conference’s all-defensive team.

DeLonge, a senior transfer from Western Oregon in her only season with the Greyhounds, averaged 12 points per game and reached double figures in her final six regular season games.

Lubbock Christian’s Maddi Chitsey had a clean sweep of awards as player of the year, defensive player of the year and academic player of the year. Other individual awards went to Deijah Blanks of St. Edward’s for top newcomer, West Texas A&M’s Braylyn Dollar for sixth woman and to the Texas A&M-Commerce pair of Dyani Robinson (top freshman) and Jason Burton (top coach).

In the men’s selections, Junior guard Devin Pullum was the only All-LSC pick for Eastern New Mexico with his third-team selection. He averaged 13.4 points per game to lead the Greyhounds in scoring for a second-straight season. and scored at least 20 in eight games.

Qua Grant, last year’s LSC freshman of the year, moved up to become the player of the year while Tom Brown of WT defended his coach of the year award. Other individual winners were Dallas Baptist’s Carter Brown for top defender, Arkansas-Fort Smith’s Brian Halums as top newcomer, Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Rashon Thomas the best sixth man and Lubbock Christian’s Ty Caswell the top freshman. Ryan Garza of St. Edward’s was the academic player of the year.

The all-conference teams are voted on by league coaches. The league’s sports information directors select academic teams from a pool of players with at least sophomore status and a 3.3 grade point average.

 
 

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