Wolves nab two on All-Conference teams

Wolves nab two on All-Conference teams
Thursday, March 1, 2018 | by Asha Evans, Athletic Communications Assistant

ROCK HILL – Newberry notches two on the 2017-18 South Atlantic Conference All-Conference teams in Meg Essex and Shelby Britten.

Essex earned first team honors with Britten being selected to the second team. The two finished their junior-year campaigns with impressive statistics and accolades.

Essex carved her name into the Newberry women’s basketball history book several times during this season for single game records, single season records, and career records. In the single game category, she is in a tie for points in a game at 34, blocks in a game at eight and seven twice.

In the single season category is tied for seventh for points at 475 and owns the seventh spot for blocks at 54. She completed this season with 204 blocks, wrapping up the number two spot.

Her nine double-doubles on the season made 12 on her career. She ended this campaign with 475 points, 54 blocks, 36 assists, 240 rebounds, and a three-pointer. Essex needs only 21 more blocks to tie recent Half of Fame inductee Tiffany Johnson at 225.

Britten also rewrote history at Newberry this season by notching 122 assists which puts her in the eighth spot for single season assists. She surpassed her previous record of 119 assists in the 2016-17 season.

She owns the tenth spot for three-pointers made in a single season at 54. On her career she has assisted her teammates 271 times and is in the tenth spot. With three-pointers made, she sits at the four spot with 118 on her career.

The Wolves concluded their season on Wednesday, Feb. 28 in a duel with the No. 2 tournament seeded Bulldogs of Wingate. Newberry finished this year’s campaign by securing the No. 7 seed in the 2017-18 SAC Women’s Basketball Tournament while going 16-12 overall and 11-9 in the conference.

View the full list of honorees below and here.


2017-18 South Atlantic Conference Women’s Basketball All-Conference Agate

First Team

Marta Miscenko, Wingate

Haris Price, Carson-Newman

Mika Wester, Carson-Newman

Terri Rogers, Catawba

Meg Essex, Newberry

Alexis Dillard, Anderson

Second Team

Caroline Averette, Wingate

Shea Coker, Lincoln Memorial

Kayla Marosites, Carson-Newman

Serena Brown, Catawba

Danasia Witherspoon, Wingate

Shelby Britten, Newberry

Honorable Mention

Madi Suddreth, Lenoir-Rhyne

Alexy Mollenhauer, Anderson

Briana Smith, Carson-Newman

Lade Adepoju, Queens

Kasey Johnson, Tusculum

Sydney Wilson, Tusculum


Qua Hines, Lincoln Memorial

Taisha DeShazo, Catawba

Kennedy Weigt, Lenoir-Rhyne

Hannah Stull, Coker

Talia Barnes, Catawba

Kristian Eanes, Queens

Co-Player of the Year

Marta Miscenko, Wingate

Haris Price, Carson-Newman

Freshman of the Year

Qua Hines, Lincoln Memorial

Defensive Player of the Year

Alexis Dillard, Anderson

Coach of the Year

Mike Mincey, Carson-Newman

Statistical Champions

Points Per Game – Lade Adepoju, Queens; Haris Price, Carson-Newman; Mika Wester, Carson-Newman, 17.5

Three Pointers Per Game – Sydney Wilson, Tusculum, 2.7

Rebounds Per Game – Kayla Marosites, Carson-Newman, 10.2

Blocked Shots Per Game – Janea Williams, Coker, 2.8

Field Goal Percentage – Alexis Dillard, 54.9

Assists Per Game – Kendall Toineeta, Lenoir-Rhyne, 5.1

Assist-to-Turnover Ratio – Kayla Marosites, Carson-Newman, 2.3

Steals Per Game – Haris Price, Carson-Newman, 2.9

Three Point Field Goal Percentage – Rachel Griffith, Lincoln Memorial, 45.1

Free Throw Percentage – Mika Wester, Carson-Newman, 90.8

Team Scoring Offense – Carson-Newman, 94.1

Team Steals – Carson-Newman, 371

Team Field Goal Percentage – Carson-Newman, 47.4

Team FG Percentage Defense – Anderson, 34.8

Team Assists – Carson-Newman, 590

Team Rebounding – Anderson, 1,265

Team Blocked Shots – Anderson, 156

Team Three Point FG Percentage – Wingate, 38.8

Team Scoring Defense – Wingate, 58.6

Team Free Throw Percentage – Carson-Newman, 77.6

Team Assist-to-Turnover Ratio – Carson-Newman, 1.48