MEAC Announces Weekly Women’s Basketball Honors, presented by Coca-Cola
NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 5, 2021—Coppin State junior Aliyah Lawson and North Carolina A&T State senior Deja Winters were selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Women’s Basketball Co-Players of the Week, presented by Coca-Cola, the conference office announced today. Howard’s Anzhane’ Hutton was named Rookie of the Week, and North Carolina A&T State freshman D’Mya Tucker was named Defensive Player of the Week.
Lawson (G, 5-7, Jr., Ontario, Canada) led the Eagles to their first win of the season on Monday, a comeback victory at home over Delaware State in the MEAC opener for both teams. She poured in 18 points on 6-for-15 shooting, hitting five 3-pointers, while grabbing six rebounds and three steals. Four of those 3-pointers – and 13 of those points – came in the second half as Coppin State erased a 12-point deficit.
Winters (F, 5-11, Sr., Cleveland, Ohio) recorded a game-high 21 points on 9-for-17 shooting (52.9 percent), hitting two 3-pointers, on Sunday in a home win over Averett University. She also grabbed seven rebounds (five defensive), four steals and dished out a pair of assists in a well-rounded effort.
Hutton (F, 6-0, Fr., Cedar Hill, Texas) averaged 16.0 points and 8.5 rebounds in a weekend series split with Morgan State, going a combined 10-for-16 (62.5 percent) from the floor. She nearly had double-doubles in both games, going for 17 points and nine boards on Saturday before recording 15 points and eight boards on Sunday. She also blocked a shot in both games.
Tucker (G, 5-11, Fr., Orangeburg, S.C.) had a game- and season-high six steals on Sunday against Averett University, while also grabbing five rebounds – all on the defensive end. She also went 6-for-7 from the floor with 16 points and dished out five assists.
Other Top Performers
Hope Evans (CSU) had eight points, three rebounds and three assists against Delaware State.
Daije Harris (DSU) grabbed five rebounds and four steals against Coppin State.
Dahnye Redd (MSU) had 15 points and nine rebounds against Howard on Sunday, after turning in a 16-point effort against the Bison on Saturday.