Eastern basketball players finish season with honors


WILBURTON, OK (March 11, 2014) – The Eastern Oklahoma State College women’s and men’s basketball teams wrapped up strong seasons this weekend with several players earning honors.

The Lady Mountaineers and Mountaineers fell short of qualifying for the NJCAA National Tournament. The women finished the season as Region II Tournament and Conference Runner-Up with a 26-6 record overall. The men finished the season 21-10 overall.

Sophomore De’Amber Brice of Denton, Tex. garnered several honors for her record-breaking season at Eastern. Brice was named to the All Region II Tournament Team after averaging 24 points per game during the tournament. She also earned first team All Region II and All Conference honors and was named the Region II Most Valuable Player. Brice led the nation in steals and is ranked eighth nationally in offensive rebounds and 11th nationally in assist to turnover ratio. She leads all Region II players in assists and steals and was ranked in the top five of seven other Region II categories, including points per game, total points, field goals, field goal percentage, free throws, rebounds per game and total rebounds. For the season, Brice averaged 16.8 points, 10 rebounds and five steals per game.

Sophomore Olivia Brown of Pearland, Tex. received second team All Region II and All Conference honors. Brown ranked third in steals in Region II play. Kaya Johnson of Oakland, Calif. was voted third team All-Conference while ranking first in Region II in rebounds per game and total rebounds, and fifth in field goals and steals. Other players ranked in conference statistics include Jordan Franks of Norman, fourth in total rebounds and fifth in rebounds per game; Aundrea Davis of San Antonio, Tex., fourth in steals; and Tangella Landry of Lafayette, La., fifth in assists.

Sophomore Devaughn Purcell of Orlando, Fla. was named to the All Region II and All Conference first team. He led Region II in field goals and ranked second in points per game and third in total points for the season. He averaged 20.9 points per game this season.

Sophomore Dontavious Sears of Memphis, Tenn. received third team All Conference honors with his average of 16.7 points and seven rebounds per game.

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