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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1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
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