Emporia State's Townsend Among MIAA Honorees

DeAndre Townsend, G
Emporia State University

Townsend, a 5-foot-8, 155-pound senior from Minneapolis, Minn., averaged 31.5 points, 4.5 assists and 2.0 steals in two losses for the No. 7 Hornets last week.

As point guard, he had a career-high 39 points in ESU's 105-91 road loss to No. 22 Nebraska-Omaha Saturday night (Dec. 8), as ESU played without leading scorer Wes Book due to injury.

Townsend made a career-best six three-pointers on 11 shots, and was 12-of-21 from the field overall while sinking 9-of-10 at the foul line. He added five assists and a steal.

In a 93-89 overtime home setback against Newman (Kan.) Wednesday night (Dec. 5), Townsend scored 24 points with four assists and three steals before missing the extra session due to injury.

Townsend is a graduate of Minneapolis North High School, and transferred to ESU from Rainy River (Minn.) Community College.

Others nominated: Lonnel Johnson, G, MWSU; Matt Rogers, C, SBU; James Williams, G, WU.

Previous winners: 11/19 -- Reggie Bunch, F, MWSU; 11/26 -- Hunter Henry, F, NWMSU; 12/3 -- Jim Grabowski, F, SBU.

MIAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week

For the week of action ending Dec. 9

Yanique Javois, F
Missouri Western State University

Javois, a 5-foot-9 senior from St. Joseph, Mo., scored 18 of her 25 points in the first half to help the Griffons knock off No. 14-ranked Augustana (S.D.) Saturday night (Dec. 8), 79-75.

She made 8-of-9 from the field in the first half, as Missouri Western claimed a 10-point halftime lead on the Vikings. She was 2-for-2 from long range in 17 first-half minutes -- the first cut Augustana's lead to one, 13-12, at 13:47, with the other coming 90 seconds later to put the Griffons on top, 18-16.

Javois finished 11-of-15 from the floor -- including 3-of-5 from the three-point line. She also grabbed five rebounds, had four steals and three assists. It is the third time this season she has scored at least 25 points in a game.

Javois is a graduate of Lafayette High School, and transferred to Western from Saint Louis (Mo.) University following her sophomore season.

Others Nominated: Meghan Brue, G, NWMSU; Briana Buchanan, G, PSU; Jojuana Jones, C, UCM; Robin Kantin, G, MSSU; Sheena Kuntzsch, G, FHSU; Georgia Mueller, F, TSU; Erika Souza, G, SBU; Michelle Stueve, F, ESU.

Previous Winners: 11/19 -- Cassondra Boston, G, ESU; 11/26 -- Michelle Stueve, F, ESU; 12/3 -- Yanique Javois, F, MWSU.

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