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NMJC Players Selected to All-League Teams

NMJC Players Selected to All-League Teams photo 3/4/2014 11:43:11 a.m. - Hobbs, NM. (Story courtesy of the Hobbs News-Sun)

Sophomore point guard Jeff Newberry and freshman post Chris Boucher were the Thunderbirds’ representatives on the All-WJCAC team. The 6-foot-2 Newberry, signed to play at Oklahoma State next season, averaged 13 points, 3.4 assists and 1.5 steals per game this season. Boucher (6-10) was second on the team in scoring at 11.7 points per game and led NMJC in rebounds (6.8 – tied for the team lead) and blocks (4.4 – fourth in the nation). NMJC freshman forward Kenrich Williams (6-7) was named honorable mention after average 10.0 points and tying for the team lead in rebounds at 6.8. Odessa College’s Josh Gray was named the WJCAC Most Valuable Player as he led the country in scoring at 33.8 points per game.

The NMJC men (24-5) are the No. 2 seed out of the WJCAC and will face Temple (the No. 3 seed out of the NTJCAC) noon (CST) Wednesday in the Region 5 Tournament at Lubbock Christian University.

As for the NMJC women, Cibola graduate Kassandra Harris and Tanya Simpson were the Lady T-Birds’ representatives on the All-WJCAC team. Harris, a 5-foot-9 freshman forward, led NMJC in scoring at 14.9 per game while also averaging 5.9 rebounds and 1.0 steals. Simpson, a 6-foot-1 sophomore, was second on the team in scoring at 8.1 points per game while grabbing a team-high 7.7 rebounds per contest. Sophomore guard Monique Mulder (6.6 points, 3.2 assists, 2.3 steals) and freshman guard Blair Richmond (7.4 points) were named WJCAC honorable mention. Morgan Holly of Odessa College was named the WJCAC Most Valuable Player.

The NMJC women (22-5) are the WJCAC champions and the top seed out of the conference and will play Temple 7 p.m. Thursday in the Region 5 Tournament at Lubbock Christian University.

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