SEC honors LSU’s Pointer on first team, Morris on second team

PHOTO BY: Jonathan Mailhes

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – LSU’s dynamic guard duo of Khayla Pointer and Alexis Morris both earned All-SEC honors.

Pointer, a first team selection, and Morris, a second team choice, are the only players from the Tigers who finished the regular season on an eight-game winning streak and with a 25-4 overall record. They were also second in the SEC standings at 13-3, trailing on top-ranked South Carolina.

LSU faces the Kentucky-Mississippi State winner in Friday’s quarterfinal round at 6 p.m. in the SEC Tournament in Nashville.

South Carolina swept the team’s top honors with junior center Aliyah Boston being named the SEC’s top player on both offense and defense, while Dawn Staley was Coach of the Year.

This is the second straight first-team honor for Pointer, who averages 18.7 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.1 rebounds, She’s scored 20+ points in 14 games and had a stretch of 16 straight games scoring in double figures and seven double-doubles this year.

Morris, a Texas A&M transfer, has electrified the Tigers’ offense with 15.8 points per game. During SEC play she’s averaged 17.3 points per game but is expected to miss the upcoming SEC Tournament because of a knee injury.

First Team All-SEC

Kiara Smith – Florida

Jenna Staiti  – Georgia

Rhyne Howard – Kentucky

Khayla Pointer – LSU

Shakira Austin – Ole Miss

Aliyah Boston – South Carolina

Destanni Henderson – South Carolina

Jordan Horston – Tennessee

Second Team All-SEC

Brittany Davis – Alabama

Amber Ramirez – Arkansas

Aicha Coulibaly – Auburn

Que Morrison – Georgia

Alexis Morris – LSU

Anastasia Hayes – Mississippi St

Aijha Blackwell – Missouri

Hayley Frank – Missouri

Zia Cooke – South Carolina

Tamari Key – Tennessee

All-Freshman Team

Samara Spencer – Arkansas

Jersey Wolfenbarger – Arkansas

Alberte Rimdal – Florida

Jada Walker – Kentucky

Denae Carter – Mississippi State

Sara Puckett – Tennessee

Sacha Washington – Vanderbilt

Iyana Moore – Vanderbilt

All-Defensive Team

Kiara Smith –  Florida

Que Morrison – Georgia

Aliyah Boston – South Carolina

Tamari Key – Tennessee

Jordyn Cambridge – Vanderbilt

Coach – Dawn Staley

Player – Aliyah Boston

Defensive Player – Aliyah Boston

Freshman – Samara Spencer

Sixth-Woman – Angel Baker

Scholar-Athlete – Mikayla Coombs

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