NORFOLK, Va. – Howard junior Te’Shya Heslip was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the conference announced today. Ciani Byrom, of Maryland Eastern Shore, earned Rookie of the Week honors, while Savannah State’s Tiyonda Davis was selected as Defensive Player of the Week.

Heslip (G, 5-5, r-Jr., Dumfries, Va.) averaged a double-double of 20.5 points and 12.0 rebounds, with 8.5 assists and 1.0 blocks in wins over Hampton and Coppin State. She recorded her first-career triple double of 22 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists, with one block and one steal, in an 83-77 win over Hampton. 


Byrom (G, 5-5., Fr., Winston-Salem, N.C.) shot 48-percent (14-of-29) from the floor to finish with 42 points, 10 boards, six assists and one steal against Norfolk State and Delaware State. She tallied 20 points, on 7-of-13 shooting, four rebounds and two assists, in a 70-61 win over Delaware State.

Davis (C, 6-4, Jr., Athens, Ga.) totaled 19 rebounds, four blocks and one steal against Coppin State and South Carolina State. She grabbed 13 boards, with three blocks and one steal against South Carolina State. Offensively, she totaled 16 points in the two conference games.

Other Top Performers: 

Ashanti Hunt (B-CU) tallied 14 points, seven boards, three blocks and three steals, in a 63-46 win over North Carolina Central.

Cyndi Johnson (HOW) recorded a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds, with three steals, in an 83-77 victory over Hampton.

Koryn Lawrence (NSU) averaged 17.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals against Maryland Eastern Shore and Morgan State.

Mikayla Sayle (HAM) registered six points and 14 rebounds against Howard.

Lexus Spears (MSU) totaled 24 points, 19 rebounds, one block and one steal, in wins over South Carolina State and Norfolk State.

Malia Tate-DeFreitas (HAM) posted 37 points, including 13 from the charity stripe, nine rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal against Howard.

Rhianna Warren (SSU) finished with 19 points, eight boards, two assists and one block, in a win over Coppin State.

K’lynn Willis (HAM) recorded 14 points, including three 3-pointers, and four rebounds against Howard.

Khaderja Young (FAMU) posted 24 points, including 12 from the free-throw line, five rebounds, one assist and one steal against North Carolina A&T State.

Courtesy: MEAC

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