MEAC Announces Weekly Women’s Basketball Honors, presented by Coca-Cola

NORFOLK, Virginia, – Norfolk State’s junior guard Diamond Johnson was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Offensive Player of the Week, presented by Coca-Cola. Fellow Spartan guard Da’Brya Clark was named Rookie of the Week, while Coppin State forward Laila Lawrence earned Defensive Player of the Week honors, respectively.  

Johnson (G, Jr., 5-5, Philadelphia, Penn.) led the Spartans with 26 points in the win against South Carolina State. She went 11-of-21 from the field and 4-of-9 from three-point range with four rebounds, four assists and five steals against the Bulldogs. In the Spartans game against N.C. Central, Johnson contributed 10 points, with five rebounds, one assist and one steal. 

Clark (F, 5-7, Fr., Baltimore, Md.) scored 12 points with five rebounds, hitting 4-of-4 from the free throw line in the win over SCSU. She also tallied 11 points with seven rebounds, four steals, two assists and two blocks in the victory over NCCU while shooting 8-of-10 from the charity stripe. 

Lawrence (F, 6-2, Jr., Lewisville, Texas) averaged a double-double of 13.0 points and 17.5 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.5 blocks over two games for the Eagles. In the win against Delaware State, she recorded 25 rebounds, an NCAA season-high, and 16 points along with three steals, one assist and one block. She followed with her 12th double-double of the season against Maryland Eastern Shore scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds with two blocks and one steal.  

Other Top Performers  

  • Nile Miller (Howard) averaged 6.5 points and 14.5 rebounds as the Bison went 1-1 over the weekend. 
  • Tyana Walker (Howard) collected 24 points and seven rebounds through two games for Howard. 
  • Kierra Wheeler (Norfolk State) averaged 20.5 points with 10.5 rebounds in a pair of wins for Norfolk State. 
  • Denijsha Wilson (Delaware State) tallied 12 points for the Hornets against Coppin State going 5-of-11 from the field. 
  • Savannah Brooks (Delaware State) recorded 10 points and nine rebounds with one block and one steal against Coppin State.