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Three City Colleges of Chicago Women's Basketball Players Receive All-Region IV Honors

2/23/2015 12:00 AM

Three City Colleges of Chicago women’s basketball players received NJCAA All-Region IV first-team accolades after a vote by the Region coaches February 22nd.   

Antania Hayes of Kennedy-King College and Destiny Davis of Richard J. Daley College were selected to the Division I team, while Wilbur Wright College’s Tayja Dean earned Division II honors.   

For the second consecutive year, Hayes, a sophomore guard/forward, was the top vote-getter for the Division I team.  The 2013-14 All-American is averaging 21.5 points and 12.7 per game this season, ranking her seventh and eighth, respectively, in NJCAA Division I.  Besides leading the Statesmen in those categories, Hayes, chosen as the Region IV Division I Player of the Week five times this year, owns team-best averages of 4.9 assists, 3.1 steals and 1.1 blocks per game.   

Hayes, who reached double figures in scoring in 21 of 22 games this year, had 15 double-doubles in the 2014-15 regular season and published her first collegiate triple-double after tallying 18 points, 18 rebounds and a career-best 10 assists - a total that she compiled twice this campaign - in a 97-79 victory over Cincinnati State Community College on December 20th.  Hayes also produced all-time highs of seven steals and four blocks this year, while recording season bests of 35 points and 23 rebounds.   

A graduate of Martin Luther King High School in Detroit, Hayes is pursuing an associate degree at Kennedy-King College.   

Kennedy-King has its best record in recent history the team is 21-4, surpassing last year’s 20-7 mark.  The Statesmen will face Malcolm X College in the opening round of the Region IV Division I Tournament on February 28th at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon.   

Davis, a 6-foot, 2-inch sophomore forward/center, established herself as one of the premier post players in the country as she is averaging 15.7 rebounds and 5.1 blocks per game, placing her second nationally among Division I players in both categories.  The December 8th Region IV Division I Player of the Week is also contributing a team-high 17.1 points along with 2.2 assists and 1.0 steal per game.    

In 23 games this year, Davis notched double figures in rebounds in 22 contests and in points 21 times en route to generating 21 double-doubles.  She also had triple-doubles against Morton College and Malcolm X.  In a 73-48 win over Morton on November 11th, Davis registered 20 points, 18 rebounds and 10 blocks.  Her totals in a 74-62 setback to Malcolm X on February 14th included 21 points, 20 rebounds and a personal-best 13 blocks.  Davis’ 30 points, 24 rebounds, five assists and five steals in games throughout the season marked her best efforts as well.   

Daley, 7-16 in 2014-15, will begin Region IV Division I Tournament play against Highland Community College on February 25th at Sauk Valley.   

A graduate of King High School, Davis is seeking an associate degree at Richard J. Daley College.   

Dean is the NJCAA Division II national leader with a 27.4 points-per-game average.  Her clips of 9.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.5 steals per game place her first on the team charts.   

A double-digit scorer in all 28 regular-season games in 2014-15, Dean eclipsed the 20-point plateau 27 times.  The 5-foot, 7-inch freshman guard, who had 10 or more rebounds in 14 games, authored 13 double-doubles and one triple-double.  In the triple-double, Dean had career highs of 38 points and 11 assists in addition to grabbing 10 rebounds in Wright’s 83-62 victory against College of DuPage on February 14th.   

Dean, the recipient of two Region IV Division II Player of the Week awards, also had season bests of 18 rebounds and six steals for the Rams, who travel to Kankakee Community College for the first round of the Region IV Division II Tournament on February 26th.    

Dean, a graduate of Prosser High School, is in the process of earning an associate degree at Wilbur Wright College.

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