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Five Mustangs Earn All-LSC Honors

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Mustangs Re-Enter Div. II Top 25

Midwestern State re-entered the National Association of Basketball Coaches' Top 25 at No. 24 as released Tuesday afternoon.

The Mustangs extended their season-best winning streak to nine games with a 74-71 win over Cameron to clinch a share of their third consecutive Lone Star Conference championship Saturday night in Lawton.

Midwestern (20-6), which also clinched its sixth straight 20-win season, opens LSC Postseason Tournament play Wednesday afternoon against Texas A&M-Kingsville in the Allen (Texas) Event Center. Tipoff is set for 2:30 p.m.

The Mustangs are one of five teams from the South Central Region to receive mention in this week's poll joining No. 1 Metropolitan State (23-1), No. 5 Tarleton State (24-2) and No. 9 Colorado Mines (23-3) while Arkansas-Fort Smith (21-5) is receiving votes.Midwestern regains a national ranking after spending the first five weeks this season in the NABC Division II poll reaching as high as No. 6.

Blackburn, Williams Earn All-Conference Nods

Midwestern State's Monzaigo Williams and Xavier Blackburn earned All-Lone Star Conference accolades Tuesday night when the announced annual postseason honors at the postseason tournament banquet.

Williams was the lone first-team member for the LSC co-champions who became the first team in 20 years to claim three straight league titles while notching 20 wins for the sixth consecutive season.

 The senior from Palmdale, Calif. ranked fifth in the league in scoring at 16.2 points per game and was fifth in assists per game at 4.4.

 The two-time offensive player of the week is proven efficient scorer connected on 47.8 percent from the floor while connecting at a 42.5-percent clip from the arc.

 Williams scored in double figures in 23 of 26 games this season with five game of 20-or-more. He erupted for a career-high 31 points while hitting six 3-pointers in a win over Northwest Missouri State early in the season.

 Blackburn gained second-team mention and earned a spot on the league's inaugural all-defensive team.

The four-time defensive player of the week rounded into the league's top rebounder during league play pulling down 9.1 rebounds a contest while scoring 14.0 points per game.

For the season, Blackburn raised his averages to 11.4 points and 7.6 rebounds per game while connected at a 49.5-percent rate from the floor.

He notched six double-doubles including a 17-point, 16-rebound effort against Oklahoma Wesleyan then dropped a pair of double-doubles against co-champ Tarleton State with 18 points and 10 rebounds in the first meeting before erupting for 17 points and 14 rebounds in a 77-75 overtime win in Stephenville.

Blackburn poured in matching career highs of 24 points against Angelo State and Texas A&M-Kingsville as he closed the season with five consecutive double-figure outings.

Other first-team honorees include Tarleton State's Chuck Guy and De'Andre Upchurch, Angelo State's Kenny Williams and LeDon Carnegie of Texas A&M-Commerce.

Cameron senior guards Craig Foster and Will Cook joined Texas A&M-Commerce senior guard Devondrick Walker and Eastern New Mexico senior guard Rodney Blackmon to fill out the second team.

Guy garnered LSC Player of the Year honors averaging 16.1 points and 6.0 assists per game for the Texans, while Texas A&M-Commerce junior center Christian Macauley gained Defensive Player of the Year accolades.

Texas A&M-Commerce's De'Andre Carson was tabbed the league's top freshman while Tarleton State's Lonn Reisman was the LSC Coach of the Year.

Midwestern State opens LSC postseason tournament play Wednesday afternoon against Texas A&M-Kingsville at the Allen (Texas) Event Center. Tipoff is set for 2:30 p.m. 


2014 All-Lone Star Conference Awards

Special Honors
Player of the Year
Chuck Guy, Tarleton State
Defensive Player of the Year
Christian Macauley, Texas A&M-Commerce
Newcomer of the Year
Kenny Williams, Angelo State
Freshman of the Year
De'Andre Carson, Texas A&M-Commerce
Coach of the Year
Lonn Reisman, Tarleton State
First Team
Player Team Pos. Year Hometown
Chuck Guy Tarleton State G Sr. Fort Worth, Texas
Kenny Williams Angelo State F Sr. St. Louis, Mo.
De'Andre Upchurch Tarleton State G Sr. Flint, Mich.
Monzaigo Williams Midwestern State G Sr. Palmdale, Calif.
LaDon Carnegie Texas A&M-Commerce F Jr. Grand Rapids, Mich.

Second Team
Player Team Pos. Year Hometown
Xavier Blackburn Midwestern State F Jr. Verdunville, La.
Craig Foster Cameron G Sr. Lawton, Okla.
Devondrick Walker Texas A&M-Commerce G Sr. Garland, Texas
Rodney Blackmon Eastern New Mexico G Sr. Los Angeles, Calif.
Will Cook Cameron G Sr. Dallas, Texas

Honorable Mention
Player Team Pos. Year Hometown
TaShawn Mabry Tarleton State F Jr. Rocky Mount, N.C.
Drimir Ferguson West Texas A&M G Sr. Bronx, N.Y.
Rafael Love Eastern New Mexico F Sr. Santa Clarita, Calif.
Antjuan Bell West Texas A&M F Jr. Collirene, Ala.


All-Defensive Team

Player Team Pos. Year Hometown
Christian Macauley Texas A&M-Commerce C Jr. Washington, D.C.
Davene Carter Tarleton State F Jr. Duncanville, Texas
Xavier Blackburn Midwestern State F Jr. Verdunville, La.
Antjuan Bell West Texas A&M F Jr. Collirene, Ala.
Devone Davis Eastern New Mexico G Sr. Brooklyn, N.Y.

Carter Leads Mustangs on All-LSC Women's Team

Junior Andrea Carter led a trio of Midwestern State Mustangs named to the 2014 All-Lone Star Conference Team announced this evening at the Lone Star Conference Tournament Banquet.

Carter was named to the All-LSC First Team by the league's coaches, while senior guard Kirsti Degelia and junior guard Dianna Jones were named honorable mention.

Carter, a 5-10 junior from Angleton, Texas, led the Mustangs in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage through the regular season. Carter is second in the LSC with her 15.9 points per game average, third in the conference in rebounding at 8.9 boards a game and fifth in field goal percentage at 53.6 percent.

Carter is seventh in career rebounding at MSU with 729 total boards, and needs two more to reach sixth.

Jones, a 5-9 junior from Hewitt, Texas/Midway, leads the Lone Star Conference and is 34th nationally with 4.7 assists a game and leads the league and is 38th nationally in assist/turnover ratio at 1.89. She is 17th in the Lone Star Conference in scoring with 10.2 points a contest.

Degelia, a 5-8 senior from Denton, Texas/Krum, is the seventh leading scorer in Midwestern State history with 1,369 points. She is 12 th in the conference in scoring with 11.2 points a game to go with her 3.1 assists per game (eighth in the LSC) and 1.29 assist/turnover ratio (sixth in the conference).

Carter was also named to the inaugural LSC All-Defensive Team.

It's the second straight season that Carter, an All-American last season, was selected to the All-LSC First Team.

Degelia earned her third selection on the list, to go with her second team honors the last two seasons.

Jones, who was the league's Freshman of the Year in 2012 and was the MVP of the LSC Tournament last year, is recognized on the team itself for the first time.

Tarleton State senior Kiara Wright was selected as the LSC's Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, with Angelo State junior Kathy Thomas named the Newcomer of the Year and Texas Woman's Kenesha Saygo the Freshman of the Year.

Mark Kellogg, the first year coach of league champion West Texas A&M, was named the LSC Coach of the Year.

2014 All-Lone Star Conference Awards
Special Honors
Player of the Year
Kiara Wright, Tarleton State
Defensive Player of the Year
Kiara Wright, Tarleton State
Freshman of the Year
Kenesha Saygo, Texas Woman's
Newcomers of the Year
Kathy Thomas, Angelo State
Coaches of the Year
Mark Kellogg, West Texas A&M
First Team
Player Team Pos. Year Hometown
Kiara Wright Tarleton State C Sr. Pittsburg, Texas
Devin Griffin West Texas A&M F Sr. Lubbock, Texas
Andrea Carter Midwestern State F Jr. Angleton, Texas
Chontiquah White West Texas A&M F Jr. Dallas, Texas
Breanna Harris Texas A&M-Commerce F Sr. Mansfield, Texas
Second Team
Player Team Pos. Year Hometown
Rebekah Cluley Texas Woman's G Sr. Wichita Falls, Texas
Casey Land West Texas A&M G Sr. Canyon, Texas
Lindsey Mahone Texas A&M-Kingsville G Jr. Corpus Christi, Texas
Brianna Bledsoe Tarleton State G Sr. Stephenville, Texas
Hillary Adam Angelo State F Jr. Wall, Texas
Honorable Mention
Player Team Pos. Year Hometown
Ria Pateraki Texas Woman's F Jr. Athens, Greece
Christina Caddy Cameron G Fr. Lawton, Okla.
Dianna Jones Midwestern State G Jr. Hewitt, Texas
Rochelle Norris Angelo State F Sr. Dallas, Texas
Kathy Thomas Tarleton State G Jr. Flint, Mich.
Jazzmine Robinson Cameron F Jr. Las Vegas, Nev.
Kirsti Degelia Midwestern State G Sr. Denton, Texas
Ashley Viera Texas A&M-Kingsville G So. Corpus Christi, Texas
Chelsea Stamp Cameron G Sr. Crowley, Texas
All-Defensive Team
Player Team Pos. Year Hometown
Kiara Wright Tarleton State C Sr. Pittsburg, Texas
Devin Griffin West Texas A&M F Sr. Lubbock, Texas
Andrea Carter Midwestern State F Jr. Angleton, Texas
Mary Kotvun Texas Woman's C Sr. Lviv, Ukraine
Lindsey Mahone Texas A&M-Kingsville G Jr. Corpus Christi, Texas