Thursday, March 3, 2011

Perry, Jenkins, Corbo, Six earn All-MEAC honors

As expected, runaway MEAC regular-season Hampton cleaned up in the All-MEAC awards. Strangely, the MEAC votes on and announces this stuff before the season is complete - Hampton and Norfolk State both play their final games later tonight. Couldn't they have at least waited one more day? But we digress....

Quanneisha Perry (12.7 ppg, 9.0 rpg) earned Defensive Player of the Year honors for the second straight year and was also a second-team All-MEAC choice. Perry was the Preseason MEAC Player of the Year.

Second-year Lady Pirates coach David Six, who we argued should have been the coach of the year last year, actually did receive the award this year. And point guard Jericka Jenkins (13.0 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 3rd nationally in assist-turnover ratio) was a first-team All-MEAC selection.

Had they asked us, we'd have lobbied for Jenkins to be named Player of the Year, as she's the one who makes the Lady Pirates go. But we don't have a huge argument with the league's choice, Howard forward Saadia Doyle. We doubt Norfolk State has any beef with it either, as Doyle torched NSU for 38 points last month. On the season, Doyle averages a MEAC-high 18.2 points and 8.9 rebound for a Howard team that has gone 9-6 in MEAC play. And she may be even more important to Howard than Jenkins is to Hampton; take Doyle off the Bison and you're looking at a sub.-500 MEAC team. Again, we believe it should have been Jenkins. But we ain't mad at ya, Saadia.

Finally, Norfolk State's Rae Corbo was named to the MEAC All-Rookie teamA two-time MEAC Rookie of the Week, the 5-6 guard leads NSU and all freshmen scorers in the MEAC with 10.2 points per game, good enough for 13th overall in the league. Corbo has also tallied 2.5 assists, 2.4 rebounds and a team-high 1.6 steals per game with six total blocks.

Click here for the complete All-MEAC list.

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