Southwest Tennessee Community College

November 22, 2006

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SHIELDS LEADING NJCAA IN SCORING
Release written by Keith Gentry


Southwest’s Ashley Shields was at the top of the scoring charts when the National Junior College Athletic Association released its first statistical report this week. Shields, a 5’10” sophomore from Melrose High School, is averaging 32.2 points per game through five games this season for the Lady Saluqis. She scored a season-high 41 points in the season-opener against Coahoma and has scored at least 30 points in four of the five games.

In addition to scoring, Shields also ranks high in the Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletic Association in several other categories. She is first in steals (4.2 per game), second in rebounds (10.0 per game), third in assists (4.4 per game), fourth in two-point field goal percentage (68.4), eighth in three-point field goal percentage (40.0), and ninth in free throw percentage (85.4).