2010-11 a-state women’s basketball
LOOKING BACK: The Arkansas State Red Wolves wrapped up the 2009-10 season with a trip to the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament, defeating Troy 60-54 in the opening round before falling late in the quarterfinals to eventual runner-up UALR, 73-60. Although the Red Wolves’ 13-18 record was below the high standards set under head coach Brian Boyer, the season did produce some notable moments. Three of Arkansas State’s first four victories on the season were in overtime, including an 80-79 overtime victory on the road against traditional Big XII power Kansas State. Arkansas State also posted overtime wins at Northern Arizona and over TexasArlington. The overtime victory over UTA lifted ASU to a remarkable 11-0 record in regular-season overtime games under Boyer, but the streak came to an end later in the season when Western Kentucky nipped the Red Wolves 83-78 in overtime at Bowling Green, Ky. Senior Ebonie Jefferson became just the 18th ASU player in history to top the 1,000 point mark and finished her career with 1,096 points and in 14th place on the all-time scoring chart. The Red Wolves also set a record for blocked shots in a season, swatting away 129 shots on the season to top the old record of 127 set during the 1987-88 campaign.
named to the All-Sun Belt Conference second-team at the end of the season after leading the Red Wolves in scoring at 14.9 points per game during the 2009-10 season. Ranked fourth among all players in the Sun Belt in scoring, Jefferson scored in double figures in 25 of the Red Wolves’ 31 games in 2009-10. A preseason All-Sun Belt Conference third team selection, and ranked among the league’s leaders in five statistical categories, she posted six games of 20 points or more and scored a career-high 27 points against Missouri State Nov. 27. Jefferson received her degree in public relations in May, she recently became just the 18th player in ASU women’s basketball history to reach 1,000 points, and heading into the SBC Tournament is ranked No. 15 on the all-time ASU scoring chart with 1,064 points. “This is a very deserving honor for Ebonie,” said ASU head coach Brian Boyer. “It just shows you the respect that the coaches across the league have for her. She has worked extremely hard and battled through a lot of pain in her knees to have the type of season that she has had.” Jefferson posted two double-doubles on the season and has pulled down double-digit rebounds on three occasions. Her rebounding average of 5.8 ranks her 19th in the league, she is averaging 2.4 offensive rebounds to rank 14th in the Sun Belt and she is ranked sixth in the league with a 2.2 steals per game average. She is also ranked 10th in the Sun Belt in minutes played at 34.4 per game and has started 28 of ASU’s 29 games this year. She also finished the regular season in 11th place on the all-time ASU steals chart with 156 steals to her credit.
JEFFERSON EARNS ALL-SBC HONORS: Arkansas State senior Ebonie Jefferson (Laurel, Miss.) has been
ASU SETS SCHOOL RECORD FOR BLOCKED SHOTS: With their two blocked shots Saturday in the opening round against Troy, Arkansas State set a new high for blocked shots in a single season with 128, surpassing the old mark of 127 set by the 1987-88 team. JEFFERSON NAMED SBC PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Arkansas State senior guard Ebonie Jefferson (Laurel, Miss.) was named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week for her performance in the Red Wolves two victories last week, the league office announced Monday, Feb. 1. Jefferson posted her second double-double of the season and the third of her career when she scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the Red Wolves’ 67-56 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette Jan. 27. She followed that up with a 21-point, six-rebound effort in ASU’s 74-58 victory over Denver Jan. 30. For the week, Jefferson connected on an impressive 16-of-31 (.516) shots from the floor, grabbed 17 rebounds, seven of which were on the offensive end, and added four steals and three assists. "Ebonie is very deserving of this recognition,” said ASU head coach Brian Boyer. “I thought she played extremely well this week in all aspects of the game. She scored, she rebounded the ball extremely well, her defense was outstanding and she made good decisions with the ball."
2010 senior Ebonie Jefferson led the Red Wolves in scoring with a 14.9 ppg average and finished her career at No. 14 in the ASU record book with 1,096 career points. She also finished 10th on the all-time steals chart with 158 and 20th in career assists with 156.
2010-11 asu women’s basketball reference guide
MILESTONE FOR JEFFERSON: When Arkansas State senior guard Ebonie Jefferson scored her fourth point against Western Kentucky Feb. 10, she became just the