BATESVILLE — The Lyon Faculty ladies’s basketball staff (13-1) swept each American Midwest Convention Common-Season and Match championships after defeating Columbia Faculty (14-5), 66-56, within the championship sport of the AMC Match on Monday evening at Becknell Gymnasium.
The Scots weathered an early run by the Cougars as Columbia took an 8-4 lead 4 minutes into the competition. After a bucket by Mari-Hanna Newsom, Paige Kelley knocked down back-to-back jumpers to offer the Scots a 10-8 lead. The Scots prolonged their result in 12-8 following a pair of free throws by Jade Giron, however CC pulled again inside one simply earlier than the tip of the primary quarter.
Lyon pushed its result in 30-20 with 3:08 left within the second quarter after a pair of free throws by Katie Turner earlier than CC stormed again a 7-1 run to tug again inside 4 with simply over a minute let within the half. Kelley knocked down one other bucket for the Scots of their subsequent possession as Lyon led, 33-27, on the half.
The Scots prolonged their lead again to double-digits halfway by the third quarter as a put-back by Kelly gave Lyon a 41-30 benefit. CC lower the deficit to 6 with 2:05 left within the quarter, however the Scots ended the interval on a 5-0 run and led, 48-37.
Lyon commanded a double-digit lead for a lot of the fourth quarter and got here away with a 66-56 to assert their first AMC Match Championship since 2016.
Kelley matched her career-high as she completed with a game-high 28 factors to associate with 12 rebounds. Giron completed one help shy of a triple-double as she ended the evening with 12 factors, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. Newsom additionally completed in double figures scoring with 10 factors.
The Scots will now put together for the NAIA Nationwide Match Opening Spherical, which is able to happen on Mar. 12-13. The Scots will discover out the place they are going to be enjoying for the Opening Spherical throughout the choice present on the NAIA Fb web page on Thursday evening at 6 p.m.
4 Scots earn All-AMC honors, Giron named Participant of the Yr
4 Lyon Faculty ladies’s basketball gamers earned All-American Midwest Convention accolades, which was introduced by the convention workplace on Monday evening.
Jade Giron highlighted the awards for the Scots as she was named the AMC Participant of the Yr, Defensive Participant of the Yr and was a First-Group All-AMC choice. Paige Kelley earned Second-Group All-AMC honors following a standout freshman marketing campaign. Katie Turner was named as a Third-Group All-AMC choice, whereas Mari-Hanna Newsom was acknowledged as an honorable point out. Giron and Kelley have been named to the AMC All-Defensive Group, whereas Kelley was additionally named to the All-Freshman Group.
Giron turned the primary Scots to be named because the AMC Participant of the Yr and the primary to earn Defensive Participant of the Yr honors since 2016. She led the staff in scoring all season as she averaged 19.1 factors per sport. She can be the second main rebounder for the Scots at 8.6 rebounds per sport. Giron scored in double figures in all however one sport this season. She opened up the 12 months with a career-high 33 factors at Hannibal-LaGrange. Giron additionally recorded two double-doubles all year long. She ranks fifth within the NAIA this season with 6.2 assists per sport. Defensively, Giron collected 34 steals and blocked eight pictures this season. Giron was a two-time AMC Participant of the Week honoree this season.
Kelley had a robust freshman season as she is the second main scoring for the Scots at 16.4 factors per sport however leads the staff with 9.0 rebounds per sport. Kelley leads the NAIA in subject purpose share this season at 63.4 p.c. She recorded a team-six 5 double-doubles all through the season. Kelley scored a season-high 28 factors within the Scots win in opposition to William Woods on Jan. 16. She matched her career-high of 28 factors within the Scots’ AMC Championship win in opposition to Columbia Faculty. Kelley grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds on Feb. 2 in opposition to Williams Baptist, which was one shy of tying this system report for rebounds in a sport. Kelley was named because the AMC and NAIA Participant of the Week as soon as this season.
Turner earned Third-Group All-AMC honors after being named an honorable point out final season. This 12 months, Turner averaged 7.8 factors per sport and 5.3 rebounds per sport. Turner scored in double figures 4 instances this season, together with a season-high 18 factors on Feb. 20 in opposition to Harris-Stowe.
Newsom began each sport as a freshman for the Scots and averaged 9.0 factors per sport to associate with 2.2 rebounds per sport. She completed second on the staff with 41 assists and 19 steals. Newsom leads the Scots with 30 made three-point subject objectives this season. She scored in double figures six instances this season, together with a season-high of 21 factors on Jan. 9 at Missouri Baptist.
John Mayberry of Williams Baptist was named the AMC Coach of the Yr. Ronne’zja Elliot of Harris-Stowe and Sofia Popp of Columbia Faculty have been named the Co-Newcomers of the Yr, whereas Mallory Shetley from Columbia was named the AMC Freshman of the Yr.