Three Lady Hurricanes named to PBC All-Conference Teams
Published 6:09 pm Thursday, March 3, 2022
From Staff Reports
AMERICUS — The Peach Belt Conference released their selections for All-Conference honors on Thursday afternoon. The Georgia Southwestern women’s basketball team had three different players named to an All-Conference team, the first time that has been done in the program’s history. Ava Jones, Kayla Langley, and Jolicia Williams were all named first, second, and third-team All-Conference.
Ava Jones, a junior guard from Carencro, La., led the team in scoring and steals this year and was ranked third in the Peach Belt in steals, fourth in scoring, and fourth in free throw percentage. Ava’s best game came on the road against highly ranked North Georgia, Jones led the team with 33 points which were the third-most points scored in the Peach Belt this season. Ava earned was named First Team All-Conference, the first time a women’s basketball player has received that honor in school history.
Kayla Langley, a sophomore forward out of Spring Hill, Fla., was named a second-team All-Conference selection this season after having a fantastic season for the Lady Canes. The junior college transfer from Moberly Area Community College led the team in rebounding and took over scoring-wise in the second half of the season scoring 14+ points in nine of her final 11 games. Langley scored a season-high of 23 in two games this season, once at USC Aiken on December 16th, and again against seventh-ranked Lander University on February 19th.
Jolicia Williams, was the third and final member of the 2021-2022 Lady Canes squad to be named an All-Conference selection. The guard from Natchitoches, La. was the team’s third-leading scorer and could take over games with her shooting, Jolicia ranked seventh in three-point field goals per game and 12th in points per game in the Peach Belt. Williams’s best night came in December when she scored 26 points against Brewton-Parker College at home. Julia was solid on the defensive end as well ranking ninth in the conference in steals. The guard finished the Peach Belt season with six steals and five steals in her last two games.
The three selections for the Lady Canes are the most in one season and give the women’s basketball program five selections in two years, having just two selections in the entire NCAA Era previously. The Lady Canes are 22-6 and await their NCAA Tournament fate, if the Lady Canes are selected it will mark another first for the program and reward the 2021-2022 Lady Canes for a fantastic season.
|Ava Jones||Georgia Southwestern|
|Caroline Martin||North Georgia|
|Julianne Sutton||North Georgia|
|Chrisalyn Boston||Columbus State|
|Abbie Franklin||North Georgia|
|Kayla Langley||Georgia Southwestern|
|Audrey McElhaney||Clayton State|
|Timi’a Swanson||Clayton State|
|Mackenzie Johnson||Young Harris|
|Jolicia Williams||Georgia Southwestern|