2005-06 ACCAC Women's Basketball News & Notes

Four ACCAC Players Selected to Kodak/WBCA All-American Squads — Central Arizona's Aisha Mohammed was selected to the Kodak/WBCA All-American First Team and three other ACCAC players earned Honorable ention honors. | More |

Central Arizona Captures Title, Advance to National Tourney — Central Arizona remained undefeated and #1 ranked in the nation with a 102-58 victory over Cochise in the Championship game of the NJCAA Region 1 Division II Tournament. Central, the defending national champions, will begin defense of their crown in Salina, Kansas, on March 21. Danielle Green led CAC with 33 points and eight boards in the title game to be named Region I Playoff MVP. Teammate Aisha Mohammed posted a double-double with 24 points and 18 rebounds. | Playoff Schedule |

Chandler-Gilbert Captures Region I Division II Championship — Chandler-Gilbert scored an 86-71 victory over Scottsdale to capture the NJCAA Region 1 Division II Championship. CGCC's Nikita Gordon was named the Playoff MVP. Gordan tallied 16 points while teammate Sarah Hays led all scorers with 20 points. Scottsdale was led by Tanisha Bitsoi's 18 points. | Playoff Schedule |

Cochise Upsets Yavapai for Date with Central Arizona for Title — #3 seed Cochise travelled to #2 seed Yavapai and scored a 75-63 upset victory to advance to the finals of the 2006 NJCAA Region 1 Division II Tournament. Cochise will now face #1 seed Central Arizona, who is undefeated and ranked #1 nationally, for the Championship on Friday at 7:30 p.m. | Playoff Schedule |

NJCAA Region I Playoffs Set — The NJCAA Region I Division I Playoffs begin on March 8th when #3 seed Cochise plays at #2 seed Yavapai at 7:30 p.m. They will be playing to advance to the title game on March 10th at #1 seed and undefeated Central Arizona at 7:30 p.m. In the Division II tourney, #3 seed Scottsdale plays at #2 seed Mesa and #4 South Mountain is at #1 Chandler-Gilbert at 7:30 p.m. for the first round on March 7th. | Playoff Schedule |

Central Arizona Dominates ACCAC & NJCAA Region I Post-Season Honors — As you would expect of a #1 ranked undefeated team, Central Arizona garnered numerous individual awards when the ACCAC and NJCAA Region I announed this season's selections. Aisha Mohammed earned ACCAC Player of the Year, First Team All-ACCAC and First Team All-Region. Central Head Coach Lin Laursen garnered yet another ACCAC Coach of the Year honor. Overall, Central Arizona placed three players on each the All-ACCAC and All-Region Teams. Chandler-Gilbert's Sarah Hays earned the ACCAC Rookie of the Year award. | ACCAC Honors | NJCAA Region I Honors |

Mohammed & Newbit Take ACCAC Weekly Award — Central Arizona's Aisha Mohammed helped keep the Vaqueras undefeated and #1 in the nation to earn the ACCAC's Division I Player of the Week honor. Mesa's Jamie Nesbit earned the Division II honor for the second consecutive week after leading the T-Birds to a pair of Conference victories. | More |

Anders, Nesbit Receive ACCAC Awards — Yavapai's Nicole Anders garnered the ACCAC Division I Player of the Week award after averaging 19.5 points and nine rebounds per game on the week. Mesa's Jamie Nesbit earned Division II honors after leading the T-Birds to a pair of Conference victories. | More |

CAC's Lenard & Glendale's Hautala Garner ACCAC Awards — Central Arizona's Sophia Lenard earned the ACCAC Division I Player of the Week award while Glendale's Breann Hautala is the Conference's Division II Player of the Week after scoring a career-high 39 points. | More |

ACCAC's Weekly Honors Go To Mohammed & Bitsoi — Aisha Mohammed helped Central Arizona remain undefeated and #1 in the nation by averaging 23.5 points and 16.5 rebounds to earn the ACCAC Division I POlayer of the Week award. Scottsdale's Tanisha Bitsoi helped the Artichokes to a pair of victories, including a win over #6 ranked Chandler-Gilbert, to take home ACCAC DII Player of the Week honors. | More |

Yavapai's Bailey, CG's Hays Tabbed ACCAC Players of the Week — Yavapai's Rachel Bailey 19.5 points and 11.5 rebounds to earn the ACCAC DI Player of the Week award, while Chandler-Gilberts Sarah Hays led the Coyotes to a pair of ACCAC wins to take DII honors. | More |

Green Garners Another ACCAC Award, Nesbit Honored for DII — Central Arizona's Danielle Green continues to help her squad remain undefeated and #1 in the nation. She also continues to rack up ACCAC Player of the Week honors as she won her third such award of the 2005-06 season. Mesa's Jamie Nesbit was awarded ACCAC Division II Player of the Week award after averaging 14 points and eight assists in a pair of victories for the T-birds. | More |

Lin Laursen Sets NJCAA Record with 888th Career Victory — On Saturday, January 21st, Central Arizona Head Coach Lin Laursen recorded her 888th career victory to set the all-time NJCAA record for wins. The 888th victory came in a convincing 113-48 win at home against ACCAC foe Scottsdale. Laursen, whose CAC squad is the defending National Champions and currently ranked #1 in the nation this season, tops the previous record of 887 held by Lorene Ramsey. Ramsey retired from Illinois Central with a career record of 887-197 in 33 years of coaching. Laursen now has a 32-year record of 888-140 at Central Arizona.

Central Arizona Head Coach Lin Laursen Ties NJCAA Record — Central Arizona Head Coach Lin Laursen tied the NJCAA record for most career victories at 877 when her Lady Vaqueras defeated South Mountain 123-26 on Wednesday night. The victory ties her with Lorene Ramsey for the record for most wins by a women's basketball coach in the NJCAA. Ramsey retired from Illinois Central with a career record of 887-197 in 33 years of coaching, Laursen, who has a 32-year record of 887-140 at CAC, can set the record on Saturday when Central host ACCAC foe Scottsdale.

Central Arizona's Danielle Green Selected National Player of the Week — After leading the nation's top-ranked team to a pair of victories on the week, Central Arizona's Danielle Green has been selected the NJCAA Division I National Player of the Week. | More |

ACCAC's Top Weekly Plaers are Central's Danielle Green & Glendale's Breann Hautala — Danielle Green helped to keep Central Arizona undefeated with a pair of great games on the week, including a triple double against Phoenix, to earn ACCAC Division I Player of the Week honors. Glendale's Breann Hautala was awarded ACCAC Division 2 Player of the Week honors after 24 points in a pair of Gaucho victories. | More |

Mohammed, Gordon Garner ACCAC Weekly Honors — Central Arizona's Aisha Mohammed helped the Lady Vaqueras remain undefeated with a pair of double-doubles to be named the ACCAC D1 Player of the week for the week ending December 18th. The ACCAC D2 honor goes to Chandler-Gilbert's Nikita Gordon after she led her squad to a pair of Conference victories. | More |

Central's Green & Mesa's LeSueur Honored by ACCAC — Danielle Green paced Central two a pair of big wins to be named the ACCAC D1 Player of the week for the week ending December 11th. Ashton LeSueur grabbed the D2 ACCAC honor after leadin Mesa to an undefeated week. | More |

Cordero, Hays Earn First ACCAC Honors of 2005-2006 — Central Arizona's Maria Cordero averaged a double-double in two games to earn the ACCAC D1 Player of the Week honors, while Sarah Hays led Chandler-Gilbert to a 2-0 ACCAC start to earn the Division 2 Player of the Week award. | More |

ACCAC Teams Announce 2005-2006 Schedules — View Composite Schedule

 

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