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Three @OhioWBasketball Members Earn MAC Postseason Honors

Three @OhioWBasketball Members Earn MAC Postseason Honors

March 7, 2017

CLEVELAND – Three members of the Ohio women’s basketball team earned Mid-American Conference Postseason Honors, the league announced today. Quiera Lampkins was named Second Team All-MAC, Jasmine Weatherspoon was named to the All-MAC Defensive Team and Amani Burke was named to the All-MAC Freshman Team.

Lampkins is coming of the best season of her career, averaging 19.9 points a game while shooting .441 from the field, .279 from the three-point line and .780 from the free throw line. She is also averaging 6.8 rebounds a game to go along with 3.17 assists per game and 2.28 steals per contest. Lampkins is coming off a 30-point performance against Eastern Michigan on March 6 in the first round of the MAC Tournament. Lampkins season-high was a 32-point performance against Central Michigan on Feb. 15. She has scored in double figures for 25-straight games, including two 30-point performances and 12 20-point performances. During the conference season, Lampkins averaged 19.4 points a game to go along with 6.4 rebounds and a .429 field goal percentage. Lampkins has recorded six double-doubles this season and registered a career-high 14 rebounds against Duquesne on Dec. 3. Lampkins also earned the MAC East Player of the Week honor four times this season. Lampkins also moved into second all-time in Ohio history in scoring with her now-1,786 career points and is the all-time leader in steals with 227. This is the second-time Lampkins has been named Second Team All-MAC.

Weatherspoon has been named to the All-MAC Defensive Team for the second-straight year. Weatherspoon averaged a team-leading 7.3 rebounds a game and 1.75 blocks per contest. All together she blocked 49 shots and had 51 steals to average 1.82 a game. Along with her defense, Weatherspoon added an average of 8.0 points per game. Weatherspoon led the team in rebounds 14 times and grabbed a season-high 12 boards twice this season and had five double-doubles this season. During the conference season, Weatherspoon averaged 6.8 rebounds and 7.1 points. She also had 22 steals and blocked 25 shots.

Burke's addition to the All-MAC Freshman Team is the first time since 2013 that a Bobcat has earned the honor. Burke has come on strong as of late, scoring in double figures for the past five games, including a season-high 21-point effort against Miami on Feb. 25. Overall on the season, Burke has averaged 7.2 points per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest. She is shooing .373 from the field and .346 from three-point range. In conference play, Burke averaged 7.7 points a game and 2.8 boards a contest. She also shot .398 from the field and .397 from beyond the arc.

Lampkins, Weatherspoon, Burke and the rest of the Bobcats return on action in the MAC Tournament Quarter Finals on March 8 against Northern Illinois. Tip-of is set for 2:30 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN3.

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