Rust College Women's Basketball Wins First-Ever GCAC Tournament Championship
Posted By: Reggie Culpepper on February 28, 2022 |
The Rust College women’s basketball program are GCAC Tournament Champions for the first time in school history, earning the conference’s automatic berth to the NAIA Tournament with a 70-49 beatdown of Philander Smith on their own court.
GCAC Defensive Player of the Year and All-Tournament Team selection Jasmine Coleman plus All-GCAC First Teamer Katie Blackmon co-led the team in scoring with 14 while Blackmon produced a double-double with a game-best 15 rebounds while **** 6-of-11 (54.5%) from the floor.
Coleman fell only one board shy of a double-double as well, grabbing nine to go along with a game-high three steals, three assists and four three-pointers.
Tournament MVP and All-GCAC First Teamer Shay Johnson went for a game-best seven assists, six points, four rebounds and two steals in a standard stat line for the three-time All-GCAC performer.
Jade Lewis, who’s double-double helped lift the Lady Bearcats past Edward Waters in the semifinals, contributed nine points and four rebounds while nailing her only attempt from long range.
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