All-MAC honors for Moline's Harris


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Posted Online: March 08, 2013, 7:55 pm
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By Steve Tappa, stappa@qconline.com
KALAMAZOO, Mich.-- Moline graduate Marquisha Harris was named on Friday to the All-Mid-American Conference women's basketball team.

The sophomore forward earned honorable mention and was the lone all-league represenative from a young Western Michigan squad. Teammate Miracle Woods was one of five players picked to the All-MAC freshman team.

A total of 20 players earned All-MAC honors, five each on a first, second, third and honorable mention team.

In a breakout season, Harris led the Broncos in scoring and rebounding in both the regular season and during conference play.

Moline's all-time leading scorer and rebounder averaged 11.6 points and 6.8 rebounds in MAC action to rank13th in the league in scoring and seventh in rebounding.

A former Metro Player of the Year, for The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, Harris also had a 52.4 field-goal percentage to rank fifth in the MAC.

Harris also registered five double-doubles over a span of eight games and was named the league's Player of the Week after hitting career highs of 23 points and 15 boards in a win at Ohio.

Western Michigan (10-19, 6-10 MAC)is the ninth seed in MAC Tournament, and plays No. 8 Eastern Michigan today.


















 




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