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Three Vikings earn all-CIAA honors

Brown, Deal and Luster recognized

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Elizabeth City State's Jalyn Brown (11) and Naterria Luster were named Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association all-CIAA performers for the 2018-19 season, Monday.

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From ECSU, staff reports

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

CHARLOTTE — The Elizabeth City State women’s basketball team had three players earn season awards at the CIAA postseason awards banquet Monday.

Jalyn Brown and Naterria Luster were named to the 2018-2019 all-CIAA team, while Asia Deal was selected to the all-CIAA Rookie team.

Brown earned first-team backcourt honors, Luster earned first-team frontcourt accolades; while Deal was named to the all-Rookie team in voting conducted by the league’s head coaches and sports information contacts.

Brown, a Williamston native, finished her senior season averaging 14.5 points per game (9th in CIAA) in 28 contests.

In 979 minutes on the court, Brown recorded 406 points (141 field goals, 52 three-pointers, and 72 free throws) throughout the season.

She was third on the team in assists with 65, and second on the team in both steals (45) and blocked shots (12).

Luster, a Richmond, Virginia native, finished her junior season third in the league in scoring with 16.8 points per game (first on the team), and sixth in the league in rebounding (8.9 per contest).

In 814 minutes played, Luster recorded 12 double-doubles on the season; while scoring a career high 36 points twice.

She also registered a career-high 19 rebounds against Puerto Rico Bayamon.

Deal, a Norfolk, Virginia native, closed out her freshman season recording 12.8 points per game (16th in CIAA and 3rd on the team).

She finished 10th in the league and second on the team in assists averaging 2.9 per game (80); while finishing first on the team in steals with 49.

No player from the ECSU men’s basketball team earned all-CIAA honors for the 2018-2019 season.

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