by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC
Kansas City Kansas Community College’s Lillie Moore and Juwan Davenport have been named to All-Region VI basketball teams for 2017-2018.
Moore was named to the NJCAA Region VI Division II first team and the Jayhawk Conference Region VI second team while Davenport was named to the second team as selected by both the NJCAA and KJCCC.
A 6-1 freshman from Magnolia, Ark., Moore finished in the Top Five in four statistical categories in Region VI – fourth in rebounding (7.9) and fifth in scoring (13.6), field goal percentage (53.2 percent) and blocked shots (1.0). She also had six double-doubles and missed by either two points or two rebounds or less on four other occasions.
A graduate of Myers Park High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, Davenport did not see any playing time until the second semester after transferring from Coppin State, an NCAA Division I university in Baltimore. Playing in 16 games, the 6-3 guard led the Blue Devils in scoring (16.9) and assists (2.6) and was second in rebounding (4.4). He also shot 52.2 percent from the field.
Both All-Region VI first teams were made up of Anthony Lupardus of league champion Johnson County, Holden Redparth of Region VI champion Highland, Frank Royals of Labette and Tyler Zinn and John Montgomery of Fort Scott. Xavier Womack and Marquawn Wilson of JCCC and Alonzo Williams and Taiveyhon Mason of Highland joined Davenport on the second team.
Highland, which finished third in the national tournament after finishing unbeaten in the regular season and ranked No. 3, placed three players on the KJCCC first team – Mariane Carvalho, Berneizha Tidwell and Niccolly Ramalho – but only Carvalho and Ramalho were named on the NJCAA first team. Moore, Upe Atosu of No. 10 ranked Labette and Tristen McFeders of No. 11 ranked JCCC rounded out the NJCAA first team.
The NJCAA second team was made up of Tidwell, Paige Elston and Cerena Reeves of JCCC, Arkiarra Clark of Fort Scott and DeAshia Young of Labette. Joining Moore and Reeves on the KJCCC second team were Blaize Burgess of Highland, Shameka Tubbs of Labette and Kylee Williams of JCCC.
The NJCAA Region VI is made up of six colleges – Hesston, Highland, Fort Scott, Labette, JCCC and KCKCC. However, Hesston is not a member of the Jayhawk Conference.