TCC Places Nine on All-PC Basketball Teams

By: TCC Sports Communications
By: TCC Sports Communications

Tallahassee, FL -- Tallahassee Community College placed a total of nine players – six women, three men – on the Coaches’ All-Panhandle Conference basketball teams.

Of the nine total selections, two – women’s basketball’s Shanequa Phifer and men’s basketball’s Leek Leek – were named first-team all-conference, both for the second straight season.

Phifer, a sophomore from Salisbury, N.C., led Tallahassee and finished fourth in the Panhandle Conference in scoring at 15.1 points per game. Though not in the running for PC Player of the Year honors, a case could be made for Phifer as the league’s most valuable player. During Tallahassee’s 12-game league schedule, Phifer logged the full 40 minutes 11 times and played all but a total of seven seconds. In PC play, she averaged 16.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 3.0 steals.

Leek, a sophomore from High Point, N.C., averaged 8.4 points and a team-high 5.1 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 28 games. In PC play, Leek averaged 6.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.6 blocks.

In the women’s voting, sophomore Christina Solmon and freshmen Sarah Williams and Zairra Harris were second-team all-conference selections while freshmen Natasha Ballard and Yanique Gordon were named honorable mention.

Tallahassee had two players named second-team all-conference in the men’s voting: freshmen Joell Hopkins and Tramain Parker.

2012 Women’s Basketball Coaches’ All-Panhandle Conference Teams

First-team: Uju Ugoka, So., Gulf Coast State; Shae Kelley, Fr., Northwest Florida State; Teandrea Smith, Fr., Pensacola State; Brandy Broome, So., Pensacola State; Tamara Taylor, Fr. Gulf Coast State; Sara Djassi, So., Chipola; Jelleah Sidney, Fr., Chipola; Shanequa Phifer, So., Tallahassee; Keisha Gatling, So., Gulf Coast State; Ronika Ransford, So., Pensacola State; Keyrra Gillespie, So., Gulf Coast State; Tierra Prothro, So., Northwest Florida State.

Second-team: Darneshia Hamilton, So., Pensacola State; Jeniece Johnson, So., Chipola; Denaya Brazzle, So., Chipola; Sarah Williams, Fr., Tallahassee; Kyanna Jacbos, So., Pensacola State; Khadijia Ellison, Fr., Pensacola State; Shicole Watts, Fr., Northwest Florida State; Zairra Harris, Fr., Tallahassee; Kiani Parker, Fr., Northwest Florida State; Kristine Brance, Fr., Chipola; Christina Solmon, So., Tallahassee; Ariel Reynolds, So., Northwest Florida State.

Honorable Mention: Taren White, Fr., Gulf Coast State; Britney McCloud, So., Gulf Coast State; O’Neal Session, So., Chipola; Milan Germany, So., Northwest Florida State; Natasha Ballard, Fr., Tallahassee; Yanique Gordon, Fr., Tallahassee.

Player of the Year: Uju Ugoka, Gulf Coast State

Freshman of the Year: Shae Kelley, Northwest Florida State

Co-Coach of the Year: Chanda Rigby, Pensacola State and Roonie Scovel, Gulf Coast State

2012 Men’s Basketball Coaches’ All-Panhandle Conference Teams

First-team: Chris Jones, Fr., Northwest Florida State; Darren Goodson, So., Pensacola State; Rod Rucker, So., Northwest Florida State; Trency Jackson, Fr., Northwest Florida State; Chad Frazier, Fr., Gulf Coast State; Joseph Ochebo, Fr., Chipola; Neiko Hunter, So., Northwest Florida State; Leek Leek, So., Tallahassee; Trantell Knight, So., Chipola; Terrence Townes, So., Gulf Coast State; Antoine Myers, So., Pensacola State; Jeff Mullahey, So., Pensacola State.

Second-team: Kruize Pinkins, Fr., Chipola; Maurice Whitely, So., Pensacola State; Tevin Baskin, So., Chipola; Chad Donley, So., Northwest Florida State; Tramain Parker, Fr., Tallahassee; Joell Hopkins, Fr., Tallahassee; Roland Brown, So., Gulf Coast State.

Player of the Year: Chris Jones, Northwest Florida State

Coach of the Year: Steve Forbes, Northwest Florida State

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