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Five Women's Basketball Athletes Earn SCC-South All-Conference Recognition

Five Women's Basketball Athletes Earn SCC-South All-Conference Recognition

It was recently announced by the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) that five members of the Long Beach City College women's basketball team earned South Coast Conference (SCC) – South All-Conference recognition at the conclusion of the 2016-17 campaign. Sophomore center Miranda Martinez (Placentia, CA), sophomore forward Ayerjenne Jeanmard (Long Beach, CA), and freshman guard Janay Wellington (S.D. Paradise Hills, CA) earned First-Team honors, while sophomore Vivian Hernandez (Downey, CA) and freshman guard Tiana Augustus (Long Beach, CA) hauled in Second-Team accolades.

Martinez earns her second-consecutive all-conference nod after being a staple for the Vikings in numerous aspects of her two-year career. While starting in 29 games, the sophomore leader 11.9 points-per-game and has scored in double-digits 18 times. Her scoring average ranks her eighth in the SCC-South. Additionally, she has crashed the boards for an average of 8.8 rebounds-per-game which places her second-overall in the SCC-South.

Jeanmard earns her first-career all-conference nod in her final season for the Vikings by acting as a dynamic scorer and overall basketball-savvy athlete. Despite missing a handful of conference competitions, the sophomore veteran helped the Vikings rattle off the final five conference victories to secure a Co-Conference Championship. Jeanmard recorded the team's lone triple-double in a victory over Cerritos College where she netted 12 points, hauled in 12 boards, and dished out 10 assists. Jeanmard ranks fifth in rebounds-per-game (8) and sixth in points-per-game (13).

Wellington reels in all-conference recognition in her first season with the Vikings after manning the offense at the point guard position for the entire season. Wellington's talents were spread equally as she was a solid rebounder, excellent playmaker, and could score when willing. Defensive was a strong suit as she recorded a steal in all but three game. She pocketed a season-high eight steals in a one-point win over Cerritos. Additionally, Wellington netted the game-winning free throw in a eight point, 13 rebound effort.

Hernandez captures all-conference honors in her final year for Long Beach by acting as one of the most efficient three-pointer shooters in the SCC-South. The distance shooter has earned a 34% shooting average from downtown which ranks second overall in the SCC-South. She has drained an even 80 three pointers with 32 of them coming in conference action. She tallied a season-high 24 points in the season opener against San Bernardino. She went on to total 13 double-digit scoring games through the regular season.

Augustus rounds out the all-conference honorees by receiving accolades in her first season as a Viking. Augustus was a reliable scoring option flushing double-digit point totals in 14 games in the regular season. She scored a season high 17 points twice in games against the Mt. San Antonio Mounties and the L.A. Harbor Seahawks. She ranks 13th in points-per-game (9.6) in the SCC-South.

The Vikings earned their second-consecutive conference title and sixth overall in program history. They will begin a chase for a state title by hosting Antelope Valley College in the CCCAA Round One Regional Playoffs on Wednesday, February 22nd at 7 p.m.