MSJC women's basketball player Johnette Brown was named the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Female Athlete of the Week for her efforts last weekend at the Chaffey Panther Pride Tournament.
Brown a 5'11 freshman from 29 Palms helped the Eagles to a 2-1 mark over the weekend and was named to the All Tournament team. The Lady Eagles are currently 7-2 on the season and return to action tomorrow when they play Porterville College in the first round of the Fresno City Tournament.
Below is the full press release from the PCAC.
PACIFIC COAST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE / DEC. 10, 2013
Mt. San Jacinto’s Brown is Women’s Athlete of Week
Mt. San Jacinto College basketball player Johnette Brown is the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Women’s Athlete of the Week.
Brown, a 5-foot-11 freshman forward from 29 Palms High School, scored 41 points and hauled down 20 rebounds in three games as the Eagles won the consolation championship at the Third Annual Panther Pride Tournament at Chaffey College. She was selected all-tournament. Brown scored 12 points, going 6-for-6 from the field, and grabbed eight rebounds in a 48-46 loss to Saddleback to begin the tournament.
She came back with 15 points, going 6-for-7 on field goals, and five rebounds as the Eagles defeated Barstow 73-54 in the consolation semifinals. In the consolation finals on Sunday, Brown helped lead Mt. San Jacinto to a 66-48 rout of Fullerton with 14 points and seven rebounds.
Honorable mention was awarded to Grossmont volleyball player Megan Kurz, a previous athlete of the week selection for the week that ended Oct. 20, and Grossmont basketball player Kayla Rivera.
Kurz, a 6-foot-1 outside hitter from Patrick Henry High School and a transfer from Pace University, came up big as the Griffins finished as runners-up in the CCCAA Final Four to take second in the state to Cabrillo College from Northern California at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. After the Grifins’ opening loss to Cabrillo on Friday, they rebounded Saturday to down American River 3-0 as Kurz contributed 15 kills and seven digs and Irvine Valley 3-0 as Kurz had 16 kills and 14 digs. That set up a rematch with Cabrillo for the state title later in the day. With Grossmont needing to Cabrillo twice to win state , the Seahawks captured the championship 3-1. Kurz had 11 kills in that match.
Rivera, a 5-foot-7 freshman guard from Eastlake High School, was named to the all-tournament team at the 30th Lady Charger Classic hosted by Cypress College. Rivera played a key role in a big defensive effort vs. Santa Monica in a 40-31 victory in the opening round. She scored 13 points in an 88-66 loss to East Los Angeles on the second day. Rivera then had 13 points and seven rebounds as Grossmont turned back rival Palomar 61-57 for third place.