Brenda Akoto Named North Region MVP, Stubblefield Coach of the Year

Bellevue College sophomore Brenda Akoto was selected as the NWAC women’s basketball North Region Most Valuable Player and coach Mel Stubblefield was named North Region Coach of the Year.

The Bulldogs won the North Region title with a 10-2 conference mark and bring a 20-8 overall record into the NWAC Championships. BC, the North’s No. 1 seed, faces Mt. Hood, the South No. 4 seed, on Thursday, March 8 at 2 p.m. at Everett Community College in Everett, Wash. in the opening round of the tournament. The women’s Elite 8 games are scheduled for Friday, May 9, with the semifinals and championship the following weekend.

Sophomore guard Molly Dixon was named to the North Region first team and sophomore guard Sierra Cole was named to the second team. Dixon was tabbed as the Defensive Player of the Year in the North, and Brenda Akoto was named to the all-defensive team.

Entering the NWAC Championships, Brenda Akoto averaged a team-best 19.4 points and 9.8 rebounds per game, shooting 54.4 percent from the field. Brenda Akoto, a 6-foot forward, was fifth overall in NWAC scoring and second in the conference in free-throw percentage at 84.1 (132-157). Dixon averaged 14.3 points and 4.0 assists, and Cole averaged 13.3 points.



Last Updated March 7, 2018