Two basketball Mounties receive 2012 ACAA all-star recognition
Mount Allison’s Brandon Malally and Marlon Smith each received all-star recognition at the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) basketball awards banquet, held on the weekend of March 3 in Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Smith, an Amherst, N.S., resident, was honoured as a second-team all-conference squad member, as was Malally, of Truro, N.S. The two were dominant forces on the floor all year long for the Mounties.
Malally, a forward, was named university athlete of the week three times this season, scored 308 points, and averaged 16.2 points per game. This stat ranked him 12th in national scoring, and his 139 rebounds ranked him 14th.
A third-year player with the Mounties, Malally comes from Truro, N.S., where he is a past two-time MVP with the Cobequid Educational Centre team. The former high school league all-star was the Mounties’ rookie of the year in 2009-10. At six-four and 235 pounds he has been a force to be reckoned with in every game for the Mounties.
Malally is currently year of psychology.
Smith finished her season scoring 264 points (14.67 per game) and finishing eighth on the national charts for average points per game. She tallied 27 offensive rebounds, 45 defensive rebounds, 45 steals, and was a part of a team that placed third in scoring offence in Canada.
Smith is a 5’9” wing player who was a former multi-sport all-star in high school and a two-time Amherst Regional High School athlete of the year. She is also a former MVP from her soccer, softball, and basketball high school teams.
In her first year as a Mountie, Smith was Mount Allison’s rookie of the year and the ACAA League’s top rookie. She is enrolled in fourth-year arts, studying geography and Canadian studies, and is hoping to continue next year in an education program.
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