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Published
April 3, 2014
By
Katie Richcreek

AZUSA, Calif.-- The Azusa Pacific women’s basketball had four players named to the National Christian College Athletics Association All-West Region team, with Sendy Valles and Kelly Hardeman highlighting the list as first-team honorees. Junior point guard Allison Greene was a second-team member, while being named the West’s Newcomer of the Year, and Maggie Dumphy earned NCCAA West Region Freshman of the Year honors after helping Azusa Pacific to a regional title.

Valles led the Cougars in scoring (14.8) and finished second in in rebounding (7.7), tallying seven double-doubles throughout the season. The junior forward posted a season-high 32-points against Hawai’i Hilo on Feb. 27, and had five 20-point games in her first year with the program.

Hardeman averaged 14.1 points per game with a season-high 29 points in a non-conference matchup against Seattle Pacific on Nov. 23. The sophomore also led the Cougars in rebounding, with five double-double performances this season.

In addition to her second team honors, Greene was selected as Newcomer of the Year. Greene posted five 20-point performances with a season-high of 23 points against Dixie State on Jan. 20, which the guard matched again at Academy of Art on Feb. 27. The junior also led the Cougars with 131 assists.

Dumphy wrapped up the Cougar honors with her Freshman of the Year recognition. Dumphy posted two double-double performances this season against PacWest conference opponents California Baptist on Feb. 8 and Point Loma on March 4. The freshman ranked third in rebounding while also averaging seven points per game, and also tabbed a team-high 55 blocks.

Azusa Pacific closed the year with a third place finish in the NCCAA national championship, and closed the Pacific West Conference season in second place. Hardeman and Valles each received NCCAA All-America honorable mention recognition.