Moberly Area Community College sophomores Anisha George and Angelica Wiggins recently received additional post-season accolades as they were named as honorable mention selections to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Two-Year College All-American team. Both players were named first team All-Region 16 and first team All-MCCAC earlier this month. They become the fourth and fifth players to be recognized by the WBCA during the seven years that head coach Chad Killinger has led the Lady Greyhound program.
George, who was named Player of the Year for both NJCAA Region 16 and the Missouri Community College Athletic Conference last week, leads MACC in both scoring and rebounding as she averages 15 points and just under nine rebounds per contest. She currently ranks second in the nation in field goal percentage and is among the top 25 in both rebounding and blocked shots. George has recorded a team high 12 double-doubles on the season, while leading the team in scoring in 15 games and rebounding in 18 contests. She was named Region 16 Player of the Week on four occasions, including the week of November 20th-26th when she was named NJCAA Division I National Player of the Week as she averaged 20 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 2.3 blocked shots, while shooting 61% from the field (25 for 41) and 76.9% from the FT line (10-13).
Wiggins, who leads the Lady Greyhounds in three point field goals with 54, has led the team in scoring in seven games this season, while reaching double digits in the scoring column in 21 games and leading the team in assists in nine contests. She currently averages just over 13 points per game, which ranks second on the team, and is second in assists per game and third in both steals and blocked shots. She recorded her only double-double of the season with a 13 point, 10 rebound performance against Three Rivers on January 12th and was named Region 16 Player of the Week that same week as she averaged 15.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and six assists per game, while shooting 48% from the field and connecting on five of 10 three point attempts.
“I’m very proud of Anisha and Angelica for receiving this kind of national recognition,” said MACC head coach Chad Killinger. “We were the only team in the region to have anyone selected for this award and it makes it even more special to have two members of our team appear on the list. Their level of play and consistency has improved dramatically since their freshman seasons and I’m really looking forward to seeing what the future holds for them as they move on to the four-year level.”