The Commerce Journal

Local News

March 6, 2013

Nicole Anderson wins coach of the year

Allen — A&M-Commerce landed a pair of Lions on the All-Lone Star Conference teams, announced Tuesday evening by the conference office. Junior forward Breanna Harris earned second team All-Lone Star Conference honors while junior teammate Danielle Dixon was named an honorable mention selection. In addition, head coach Nicole Anderson was named the LSC’s Co-Coach of the Year after helping the Lions to an incredible improvement in 2012-13.

Harris provided consistent scoring for the Lions this season. She recorded double figure scoring efforts in 20 of the 25 regular games this season. Harris also recorded 14 double-doubles this season, that total puts her tied for 11th in all of Division II. She is averaging 15 points and 10.2 rebounds heading into the Lone Star Conference Tournament on Wednesday. Harris recorded a season high 30 points against Southern Arkansas in the season opener and grabbed 19 rebounds against West Texas. Her scoring average puts her fifth in the LSC and third in rebounding. Harris also leads the conference in offensive rebounding per game with a 5.2 average; she is the only player with over four per game.

Dixon has finished strong this season for the Lions. She is averaging 17 points over the last six weeks. During that stretch she recorded double figures in every game.  That is nearly quadruples her average before this streak of 4.4. For the season she is averaging 9.8 point per and 10.4 in conference play. Dixon is also averaging 4.4 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game. Her best performance was at home against West Texas with 26 points and nine rebounds.

Anderson joined Abilene Christian head coach Julie Goodenough as the Lone Star Conference’s Co-Coach of the Year after helping turn around the A&M-Commerce women’s basketball program. After winning just two games in each of the past two seasons, Anderson led the Lions to its first 10-win season and LSC tournament appearance since 2008-09 as her 10 overall victories and eight LSC wins mark a dramatic improvement from previous seasons.

It marks the first time since the 2008-09 season that A&M-Commerce has landed a pair of players on the All-LSC team. Head coach Nicole Anderson has now had three players tally four all-conference honors after Mattilyn McIntyre was a two-time second team selection.

Harris, Dixon and the rest of the Lions are playing in their first post season game since the 2008-09 season. The team is facing Abilene Christian in the Lone Star Conference quarterfinals, which began at noon at the Allen Event Center. Full coverage of the Lions’ run in the LSC tournament is available at LionAthletics.com.

2012-13 All-Lone Star Conference Teams

First Team

Kiara Wright • Tarleton State • Jr., C

Devin Griffin • West Texas A&M • Jr., F

Andrea Carter • Midwestern State • So., F

Ashlyn Green • Incarnate Word • Sr., G

Mackenzie Lankford • Abilene Christian • Jr., G

Chontiquah White • West Texas A&M • So., F

Second Team

Kirsti Degelia • Midwestern State • Jr., G

Peyton Adamson • Tarleton State • Jr., G

Breanna Harris • A&M-Commerce • Jr., F

Renata Marquez • Abilene Christian • Jr., G

Lauren Holt • Angelo State • Jr., F

Honorable Mention

Kelsey Smith • Abilene Christian • Sr., C

Leah Lemaire • Angelo State • Jr., G

Danielle Dixon • A&M-Commerce • Jr., G

Haylee Oliver • Angelo State • So., G

Player of the Year: Kiara Wright (Tarleton State)

Defensive Players of the Year: Kiara Wright (Tarleton State), Andrea Carter (Midwestern State) and Ashlyn Green (Incarnate Word)

Freshman of the Year: Whitney West (Abilene Christian)

Coaches of the Year: Julie Goodenough (Abilene Christian ) and Nicole Anderson (A&M-Commerce)

1
Text Only
Local News
  • A&M-Commerce announces guaranteed tuition plan

    Texas A&M University-Commerce will roll out a new guaranteed tuition plan called [in]tuition beginning in the fall semester of 2014. [in]tuition guarantees all students a set rate on tuition and mandatory fees for two or four years, depending on their classification.

    July 20, 2014

  • Muralupdate1.jpg Organizations come together to beautify Commerce

    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Texas A&M University-Commerce and the City of Commerce have partnered to bring a new “Vintage” mural to Commerce, highlighting the city’s and iconic brand’s longstanding relationship and heritage.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Canadian tour bus accident leaves one dead, 50 injured

    A teenage girl died and more than 50 people were injured when a Canadian tour bus skidded off Interstate 87, broke through a median guard rail and rolled on its side down a steep embankment in northeastern New York.

    July 19, 2014

  • Council approves members, passes glass bottle ordinance

    The Commerce Parks and Recreation Board is now fully staffed, following the approval of three members by the Commerce City Council.

    July 18, 2014

  • Dan_Flynn.jpg State lawmaker intends to re-file 10 Commandments legislation

    The Texas Department of Transportation initiated a fierce debate earlier this year after informing a Texas woman that she could no longer display a sign featuring the 10 Commandments.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gomery Michigan ex-prosecutor arrested in murder-for-hire plot

    A former Michigan prosecutor was charged Monday with soliciting a hitman to murder the attorney who represented a business partner in a contentious fraud and malpractice lawsuit over the ownership of a golf course.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • School tax rate increases

    Low property values and a decrease in enrollment caused a slight tax increase for Commerce Independent School District, according to Finance Director John Walker.

    July 14, 2014

  • g258000000000000000c4985ae14aba1b54c02044ccfe867384c3b14f48.jpg Airman laid to rest back home in Indiana six decades after death

    Unchecked tears rolled down Paul Martin’s lined face as he clutched the hand of an Air Force servicewoman who handed him a handwritten note at the graveside service for his older brother.

    July 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Meet new pastor Dr. Gregory Neal, enjoy FUMC Commerce ‘Jeopardy’

    “What is a fun way to meet the new pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce?”

    July 11, 2014

  • Hospital to open next spring

    Hospital officials and local politicians were in Commerce last week to mark the ground breaking of Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center at Commerce, an approximately $5 million facility that will be located on Highway 24 between Whitley Residence Hall and the President’s House.

    July 9, 2014

Featured Ads

Poll

How many games do you think the Lions will win in 2014?

7-9 wins
4-6 wins
1-3 wins
     View Results
Must Read
Facebook
AP Video
US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Obama Offers Condolences at Dutch Embassy Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Raw: Lawmakers Scuffle in Ukraine's Parliament The Rock Finds His Inner 'Hercules' Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Raw: MH17 Passenger Remains in Kharkiv, Ukraine Raw: Israel Hits Gaza Targets, Destroys Mosques ShowBiz Minute: Hoffman, Oberst, Box Office WWII Vet Gets Medals, 70 Years Late Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide