HBCU Round-Up: MEAC Announces Weekly Women’s Basketball Honors


Howard redshirt senior Te’Shya Heslip was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the conference office announced today. Coppin State’s Chance Graham earned Rookie of the Week honors, while Bethune-Cookman senior Kailyn Williams was named Defensive Player of the Week.

Heslip (G, 5-5, r-Sr., Dumfries, Va.) averaged 22.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 2.5 steals per game for the Bison. She was a combined 18-for-28 (.643) from the floor in wins over North Carolina Central and Norfolk State, and she scored a season-high 30 points on 11-for-18 shooting against the Spartans. Heslip also dished out six assists in each game, while also adding six rebounds and three steals against Norfolk State.

Graham (C, 6-3, Fr., Upper Marlboro, Md.) recorded her fourth double-double of the season, with 12 points and 14 rebounds in a win over Savannah State. She was 5-for-6 (.833) from the floor and added a steal on the defensive side of the ball.

Williams (C, 6-4 Sr., New Orleans, La.) averaged 13.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game in a pair of wins for the Lady Wildcats. She grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds in a win over Norfolk State to go along with six blocks, before adding nine boards and two blocks against North Carolina Central.

Other Top Performers

Kanesha Battle (B-CU) grabbed six rebounds against North Carolina Central.

Kendra Cooper (B-CU) averaged 13.5 points per game, including 14 against Norfolk State.

Genesis Lucas (CSU) scored 17 points and dished out seven assists, while also grabbing four steals, in a win over Savannah State.

Keena Samuels (CSU) scored 16 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had six assists against Savannah State.

Alicia McCray (FAMU) had 11 points and 13 rebounds, to go along with six blocks, in a win over Hampton.

Shakerrya Morrison (FAMU) recorded a double-double against Hampton with 11 points and 14 rebounds, while also grabbing 11 boards against South Carolina State.

Monnazjea Finney-Smith (HAM) averaged 15.0 points and 7.5 rebounds for the Lady Pirates, including 16 points and nine boards at Florida A&M.

Jayla Myles (HOW) grabbed 13 rebounds and had seven blocks against North Carolina Central.

Alexus Hicks (MDES) averaged 14.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, including 15 points and eight boards against North Carolina A&T State.

Moengaroa Subritzky (MDES) had double-doubles in both games this past week, including a 16-point, 11-rebound effort against Delaware State.

Alexus Lessears (NCAT) had 19 points and 14 rebounds against Savannah State, while also grabbing 13 rebounds against Maryland Eastern Shore.

Kayla Roberts (NSU) grabbed 13 rebounds against Bethune-Cookman, before recording 16 points and nine boards against Howard.

Gabrielle Swinson (NSU) scored 16 points at Bethune-Cookman.

Tiyonda Davis (SSU) grabbed nine rebounds and had two blocks against Coppin State.

Kenyata Hendrix (SSU) dropped 25 points at North Carolina A&T State, while also scoring 20 points against Coppin State.