The Mesa Community College Women’s team named Tori Lloyd, Allies Fuller and Quynne Huggins to the All-Region I and All-ACCAC. Tori Lloyd received a spot on the All-ACCAC Second Team and All-Region DII First Team. Allies Fuller snagged a spot on the All-ACCAC Third Team and All-Region DII Second Team.
Quynne Huggins also received nominations to the All-ACCAC Second Team and All-Region DII First Team. Allies Fuller and Quynne Huggins also earned additional player of the week accolades throughout the season. Allies Fuller received ACCAC DII Player of the Week awards for her games against Pima College and Phoenix College. Quynne Huggins received ACCAC DII Player of the Week nominations for her games against Arizona Western and Tohono O’Odham.
Allies Fuller, Quynne Huggins, and Tori Lloyd all had monster seasons that helped their team earn the number one seed in the ACCAC DII playoffs. Each of the team’s leaders has a place in the top on the team’s statistics sheet. Quynne Huggins leads the team in Points Per Game with a healthy 13.5 point average. Huggins also ranks second in rebounds per game with six and FG PCT with 37.2 percent. Huggins also ranks third in three-point percentage with 31.3 percent. Allies Fuller leads the team in FG PCT with 57.8 percent. She also ranks third in points per game with 11.6 and third in rebounds per game with 5.2.
Tori Lloyd ranked second in points per game with 13.1, just behind Huggins. Lloyd also averaged 4.3 rebounds per game rounding out the team leaders at number five. Lloyd was also third in FG PCT with 33.5 percent. Lastly, Lloyd finished the regular season second in three-point percentage with 31.6 percent. Huggins, Fuller and Lloyd all spoke about how seeing each other grow and receive recognition has helped the team. Allies Fullers mother had a different perspective on what makes her proud.
She is most proud of her daughter’s accomplishments working with children off the court. She also said, “Allies has also struggled with a lot of bullying.” The girls helped the Lady T-birds to have an impressive season overall. As the season wound to a close Mesa Community wound up averaging 67.2 points over the course of their 30 game regular season. Overall the Lady-T birds averaged 38.6 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game. They finished up the season shooting 39.6 percent from the free throw line and shooting 30.8 percent from the three-point line.
Clearly the Mesa Community College Lady-T birds have provided a family-based community that helps each athlete grow. The Lady T-birds will continue their postseason in the national tournament in Pioneer Pavilion in Harrison, Ark. The team enters the tournament at the number four seed, four seeds higher than the last time the girls entered the tournament and won the NJCAA DII National Championship.