Wallace named Honorable Mention

jones wallaceMoberly Area Community College freshman guard Autumn Jones received another post-season accolade as she was recently named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association JC/CC All-American team. Fellow freshman Romekia Wallace was named as an honorable mention selection. Both players were named first team All-Region 16 earlier this month.

Jones, who helped lead a freshman laden Greyhound Women’s squad to an 18-14 mark and second place tie in the NJCAA Region 16 regular season standings, becomes the first player to receive WBCA All-American status at MACC since Mesha Williams accomplished the feat following the 2006 season and is just the fifth player in program history to receive the recognition. Alexis Newbolt was the most recent Greyhound Women’s player to be honored by the WBCA as she received honorable mention status in 2014.

“It’s always nice to have a player named as an All-American,” said MACC head coach Chad Killinger. “But, to have two young ladies be recognized for the effort on the court at a national level is pretty incredible. They were a big part of our success and are certainly worthy of the attention. After a tough start to the season we rebounded pretty well, showed some toughness, and can be proud of what we accomplished as a whole with a bunch of kids who had no college basketball experience.”

Jones led MACC in scoring, assists, steals, three point field goals made, three point field goal percentage, and free throws made and attempted as she averaged 16.3 points and 3.9 assists, while recording 50 steals and converting 36 percent of her three point attempts. She also averaged 4.9 rebounds and reached double figures in scoring in 26 contests, scoring 20 or more points 12 times, and led the Greyhound Women in scoring in 17 games, while also leading MACC in assists on 21 occasions. She recorded two double-doubles during the season and tied the school record for three point field goals made in a single game when she knocked down eight three’s against Three Rivers in the first round of the NJCAA Region 16 Tournament. Her 521 total points scored currently ranks 33rd in the country.

Wallace was one of 10 student-athletes recognized on the WBCA honorable mention list as she averaged 14.0 points per game and led the Greyhound Women in rebounding with 10.1 rebounds per contest, which ranks 31st nationally and fifth on the school’s single season rebound average list. She also led the Greyhound Women in field goal percentage at 54.3 percent, which ranks 44th in the country, while finishing the season tied for the team lead in steals per game. Wallace led MACC in rebounding in 22 games and scoring seven times. She reached double digits in the scoring column in 20 contests, while recording 10 double-doubles on the season, including a 22 point, 20 rebound performance at Three Rivers on January 23rd.


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