Two Women's Basketball Players Earn All-CC Honors

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
 

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Two members of the Muhlenberg women’s basketball team – one a breakout star and the other a steady veteran – were named to the All-Centennial Conference team.

Leanna Tallamy Junior Leanna Tallamy was selected to the first team and senior Erin Laney received honorable mention.

Tallamy’s well-deserved laurel marks the ninth straight season that the Mules have had a first-team all-conference honoree – a streak unmatched in CC history. In the program’s first season without a returning all-conference player since that remarkable trend began, Tallamy made sure it continued with one of the best seasons in Muhlenberg history.

Tallamy (left) led the team in scoring by a wide margin, pouring in 17.0 points per game (second in the CC) and becoming just the eighth Mule to reach the 400-point mark in a single season (442). She also pulled down a team-best 8.2 rebounds per game, good for sixth in the CC, and her 102 offensive rebounds were just three off the school record.

Erin Laney A three-time CC player of the week, Tallamy also set the single-season mark for free throws made (152), shattering the previous record of 129 that had stood for 22 years. She attempted 77 more foul shots than any other player in the CC.

Tallamy, who averaged 4.8 points per game as a sophomore after transferring from Gordon, became the first Muhlenberg player to lead the team in scoring in 10 straight contests. She also notched seven double-doubles – including a 29-point, 13-rebound effort at NCAA Tournament participant Moravian – and was named to the Lehigh Valley Small College Basketball Team of the Year. Tallamy will enter her senior season with 1,027 points (552 at Muhlenberg).

Laney (right) was once again one of the Mules’ most reliable players. The co-captain, who appeared in every game during her career, finished second on the team in scoring (9.5) and rebounding (6.0) in a team-leading 30.5 minutes per game (her total of 792 was tied for fifth in the CC). She was also second on the Mules in steals (28) and tied for third in assists (40) and played her best down the stretch, averaging 11.7 points and shooting 52.3 percent from the field over the final nine games.

Laney recorded three double-doubles and 14 double-digit scoring efforts on the year, including a game-high 16 points in the CC playoff loss to Gettysburg, during which she hit two of her three career three-pointers. The veteran forward also orchestrated one of the most exciting moments of the season when she made a free throw with 0.8 seconds remaining to give the Mules a 60-59 home victory over CC semifinalist McDaniel.

In 110 games, Laney finished her Muhlenberg career with 669 points, 430 rebounds, 65 assists and 62 steals.
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