Two bas­ket­ball Moun­ties re­ceive 2012 ACAA all-star recog­ni­tion

Sackville Tribune - - SPORTS -

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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