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W. Basketball – JCCC well represented on all-conference teams

03/11/13

W. Basketball – JCCC well represented on all-conference teams

DaShawn Harden

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Johnson County Community College sophomore guard DaShawn Harden has been named the East Jayhawk Conference Player of the Year, and head coach Ben Conrad was selected the EJC Coach of the Year as announced by the conference Saturday. JCCC freshman guard Timeka O’Neal and sophomore forward Kathleen Brisbane joined Harden as an all-conference selection. The All-East Jayhawk basketball teams are voted on by the league coaches.

Ben ConradConrad, who also earned the conference Coach of the Year honors in 2010 and 2012, led JCCC to a 30-2 record, a second straight East Jayhawk Conference title and No. 1 ranking in the final NJCAA Division II poll. This is Conrad’s fourth straight 30-win season, which ties him with former Seward County coach Jim Littell for most consecutive 30-win season in Kansas Jayhawk Conference history. Conrad is 143-28 (.836) in his five seasons at Johnson County.

Harden, a transfer from the University of Oklahoma and graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas, became the first JCCC player to be selected as the conference’s top player. Harden averaged 14.3 points on 47 percent shooting, including 43 percent from 3-point range, to go with 4.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 steals. She ranks third in the conference in scoring, first in 3-point accuracy, first in free throw accuracy (.791), fourth in 3-point fields made (53) and fourth in steals. Harden reached double figures in 19 games this season, including five of 20 or more points. She averaged 22.5 points in the Region VI Tournament.

O’Neal, formerly of Raytown High School, was named to the league’s second-team. O’Neal averaged 10.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.0 steals in her first collegiate season. She ranked second in the league in assists and fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio.

Brisbane, formerly of Sumner Academy, was selected as an honorable mention performer. She ranks second on the team in scoring (10.8) and in rebounding (6.1).Brisbane scored in double figures 17 times this season, and 21 times over her career. She shot 55 percent from the field, which ranked her third in the conference. She also finished fourth all-time at JCCC in career field goal accuracy at .538. Brisbane helped JCCC post a 62-5 record over her two seasons with the Lady Cavaliers, and win back-to-back conference titles for the first time in team history.

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For schedules, rosters, and other team information, go to www.jccc.edu/cavs.