Southwest Players Newell and Lurry Named All-TCCAA
Five Southwest men's and women's basketball players were voted all-conference by coaches in the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association including first team selections Marshun Newell and Teneisha Lurry.
Newell, a 6'3"sophomore swingman from Middle College High School in Memphis, averaged 18 points per game this season and led the Saluqis with 4.2 assists and 2.3 steals per game. He scored double figures in all but one of the games he played in this season, with as many as 20 points eight times, and a career-high of 28 points against Motlow State. Also one of the team's top rebounders, Newell recorded four double-doubles and grabbed a career-high of 13 boards against Dyersburg State. In addition, he had a near triple-double against Mid-South with 15 points, nine rebounds and nine assists.
Justin Street, a 6'5"sophomore forward from Sheffield High School in Memphis, was selected second team All-TCCAA. Street led the Saluqis in scoring (18.3), rebounding (9.7) and blocked shots (2.1) per game.
Teneisha Lurry, a 5'7"guard from Melrose High School in Memphis, led the Lady Saluqis with averages of 15.2 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. She also led the team with 60 three-point field goals made and ranked second with 2.1 assists and 2.7 steals per game. Lurry scored in double-figures 20 times this season including a career-high of 40 points against Wallace State-Hanceville. She also made double-doubles with 14 points and 11 rebounds against Arkansas Baptist and 17 points and 11 rebounds against Cleveland State.
Tenisha Hobson, a 5'11" sophomore forward from Forrest Hill High School in Jackson, MS, and Brandi James, a 5'4"sophomore guard from Fairley High School in Memphis, were named second team All-TCCAA. Hobson was the Lady Saluqis' second leading scorer with an 8.2 average and was also one of the top rebounders with a 4.2 average. James averaged 7.5 points per game and led the conference in assists with a 6.9 average which also ranked seventh nationally. She dished out at least 10 assists five times this season including a career-high of 15 against Mid-South.
Photo caption: Marshun Newell
Photo caption: Teneisha Lurry