East Mis­sis­sippi gets post­sea­son hon­ors

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SCOOBA – East Mis­sis­sippi Com­mu­nity Col­lege stand­out guard Tyeisha Juhan has been se­lected to the 2017-18 NJCAA's All-Re­gion 23 women's bas­ket­ball team to high­light EMCC's bas­ket­ball hon­orees from this past sea­son.

Along with Juhan earn­ing all-re­gion hon­ors and re­peat­ing as a first-team MACJC All-State (North Divi­sion) se­lec­tion for head coach Sharon Thomp­son's EMCC Lady Lions, back­court mate Kaisah Lucky gar­nered sec­ond-team All-State hon­ors.

For head men's bas­ket­ball coach Billy Be­g­ley's EMCC Lions, fresh­man guard Cam Hor­ton was cho­sen to the MACJC's All-State (North Divi­sion) sec­ond team.

A sopho­more from Jones­boro, Ge­or­gia, Juhan ranked as the na­tion's sixth-lead­ing scorer (21.6 points per game) in NJCAA Divi­sion I women's bas­ket­ball this past year. She also av­er­aged 7.5 re­bounds, 2.7 steals and 1.6 as­sists per game as a sopho­more, while shoot­ing 43 per­cent from the field, 34 per­cent from the three-point arc and 79 per­cent from the free-throw line.

As a two-time NJCAA Divi­sion I Na­tional Player of the Week and four-time MACJC State Player of the Week se­lec­tion dur­ing her two EMCC sea­sons, Juhan to­taled 899 points (20.9 points per game), 305 re­bounds (7.1 re­bounds per game), 106 steals (2.5 steals per game) and 75 as­sists (1.7 as­sists per game) in 43 ca­reer games. With nine ca­reer dou­ble­dou­bles and five 30-point scor­ing ef­forts to her credit, she also posted ca­reer shoot­ing per­cent­ages of 44 per­cent from the field over­all, 32 per­cent from be­hind the three-point line and 76 per­cent from the char­ity stripe.

Dur­ing her fresh­man sea­son on the Scooba cam­pus, Juhan ranked as the na­tion's No. 9 scorer in NJCAA Divi­sion I women's bas­ket­ball with a state-best 20.2 points per con­test. In ad­di­tion to av­er­ag­ing 6.7 re­bounds, 2.3 steals and 1.9 as­sists as a col­le­giate rookie, she shot 45 per­cent from the field, 30 per­cent from the arc and 74 per­cent from the line.

Lucky, from Brook­lyn, New York, was a two-year starter at point guard for the Lady Lions. Along with rank­ing as EMCC's third-lead­ing scorer (10.2 points per game) this past sea­son, she av­er­aged 5.3 as­sists and 5.0 re­bounds per game while shoot­ing 38 per­cent from the field and 73 per­cent from the line.

On the men's side, EMCC's Hor­ton av­er­aged a team-lead­ing 13.7 points per game while shoot­ing 41 per­cent over­all from the field, 37 per­cent from the three-point arc and 74 per­cent from the free throw line this past year. He also av­er­aged 2.9 re­bounds and 2.1 as­sists an out­ing for the Lions for the sea­son. A na­tive of Jack­sonville, Alabama, Hor­ton was picked as MACJC Player of the Week dur­ing Week 11 of the 2017-18 bas­ket­ball sea­son af­ter scor­ing a ca­reer-high 36 points on 14-of-19 field-goal shoot­ing, in­clud­ing 4-of-8 three-point ac­cu­racy, at Mis­sis­sippi Delta on Jan. 22.

In ad­di­tion, East Mis­sis­sippi Com­mu­nity Col­lege was rep­re­sented dur­ing last Fri­day's MACJC All-Star Bas­ket­ball Games by a quar­tet of sopho­more stand­outs who helped pro­pel the MACJC North Divi­sion All-Stars to a pair of vic­to­ries over the South All-Stars at Brac­k­een-Wood Gym­na­sium on the East Cen­tral Com­mu­nity Col­lege cam­pus in De­catur. In the women's con­test, Lucky was the team's sec­ond-lead­ing scorer with 12 points on 5-of-6 shoot­ing from the field while Colum­bus' Kayla Rogers added eight points (3-4 field goals) and six re­bounds to help lead the North All-Stars to a 76-74 vic­tory. In the men's night­cap, EMCC's Keith Har­ris (seven points and there re­bounds) of Starkville and Ill'yan Scott (six points, seven re­bounds and two blocks) of Pascagoula con­trib­uted to the North All-Stars' 109-108 over­time vic­tory.

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