AWARD: Cumby earns ASC honor for @UTTylerWBB

Monday, December 4, 2017
by ascsports.org

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Games: November 27-December 2, 2017
 
EAST DIVISION PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Demi Cumby, Sr., F, UT Tyler
University of Texas at Tyler senior forward Demi Cumby (Athens, Texas) led the Patriots to a pair of victories, averaging 20 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game while shooting 55.6 percent (15-for-27) from the field. She scored a career-high 24 points with six three-pointers and six boards in Saturday’s 77-60 win at Ozarks. Cumby also had 16 points with five rebounds and four steals in a 97-47 non-conference win against Centenary on Wednesday. For the week, Cumby shot 58.3 percent (7-of-12) from three-point range.
 
WEST DIVISION PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Kendall Rollins, So., G, Mary Hardin-Baylor
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor sophomore guard Kendall Rollins (Lumberton, Texas) averaged 17 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.7 steals per game as the Cru went 2-1 on the week. In a nonconference win at Texas Lutheran, she came up with 13 points, eight boards, three assists and a pair of steals. In a loss at East Texas Baptist, Rollins scored nine points with five rebounds. She scored 29 points with nine rebounds and three steals in Thursday’s 85-53 victory at LeTourneau.

OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
 
EAST DIVISION
Louisiana College senior center Brooke Jones (Covington, La.) averaged 18.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game as the Wildcats split their first two ASC games. In Thursday’s 61-55 loss to McMurry, she came up with nine points, seven rebounds, two blocks and three steals. Jones scored the first nine points in Saturday’s 69-68 win against Hardin-Simmons. She also made two key shots and earned a steal late in the game that put LC ahead of the Cowgirls in a 24-point effort.
 
LeTourneau University freshman guard Keauna Whitfield (Rosebud, Texas) led the YellowJackets with a pair of double-doubles while going 0-2 on the week. In Thursday’s loss to Mary Hardin-Baylor, she posted 16 points, 11 boards, two steals and two assists. Whitfield added 15 points and 15 rebounds in a loss to Concordia Texas Saturday.
 
University of the Ozarks junior forward Diamond Goodwyn (Gladewater, Texas) averaged 19 points, 9.5 rebounds and a block per game in the Eagles two losses. At Dallas on Thursday, she had eight points, 10 rebounds, three assists and a block and a steal. Goodwyn recorded 12 points, nine boards and a block in a loss to UT Tyler on Saturday.
 
University of Texas at Dallas sophomore guard Victoria Pena (Helotes, Texas) led the Comets with 16.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game as they started the ASC season 2-0. She scored a career-high 26 points, going 10-of-15 from the field, in Thursday’s 67-57 win against Howard Payne. She then had six points and a team-high 12 rebounds with three assists in Saturday’s 67-34 victory over Sul Ross State.
 
East Texas Baptist University sophomore forward Kim Childress (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) averaged 11.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game as the Tigers went 2-0 on the week. She was a go-to-player with 14 points and nine boards in their 66-56 win against Mary Hardin-Baylor. Childress added eight points and five rebounds off the bench against Concordia Texas in a 68-49 victory.
 
WEST DIVISION
McMurry University sophomore forward Skyler Reyna (San Antonio, Texas) helped the War Hawks to open ASC play with a 2-0 record by averaging 13.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. In a 61-55 road win at Louisiana College, she scored 17 points with eight rebounds and three assists. Reyna then had nine points and six boards in a 62-44 victory at Belhaven.
 
Howard Payne University senior guard Jada Evans (Harker Heights, Texas) led the Lady Jackets with 19.5 points and 4.5 steals with 4.0 rebounds per game as they went 1-1 on the week. She netted 15 points with four boards and a pair of steals in a loss at UT Dallas. In Saturday’s 81-74 nonconference win against Southwestern, Evans dropped a career-high 24 points to go with four rebounds and seven steals. For the Week, Evans shot 50 percent (6-of-12) from three-point territory.
 
Concordia University Texas senior guard Jaela Dejean (Houston, Texas) averaged 15.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game as the Tornados went 1-1 to open conference play. In a loss at East Texas Baptist, she scored 14 points with seven boards and four steals. Dejean then scored 17 points with seven rebounds and three steals on Saturday in a 63-54 victory at LeTourneau.
 
Hardin-Simmons University junior forward Addison Garcia (The Colony, Texas) averaged a double-double as the Cowgirls split a pair of one-possession games on the road. In Thursday’s 67-65 overtime win at Belhaven, she came up with 14 points, 12 rebounds and two assists. Garcia had eight points, eight boards and four assists in Saturday’s 69-68 loss at Louisiana College.