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Canyons Has Four Featured on All-WSC Squad

Canyons Has Four Featured on All-WSC Squad

By Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director

The College of the Canyons women's basketball team had four players named to the 2018 All-Western State Conference (WSC), South Division Team.

COC sophomore forwards Kalana Inemer and Morgan Bizzell were joined by freshman forward Maryrose Elias and sophomore guard CiCi O'Brien as First-Team selections.

A total of 12 players from the conference's five teams were honored. A full list of the 2018 All-WSC, South Division team is here:

Inemer, who played her freshman season at COC during the 2010-11 campaign, was second on the team in scoring at 15 points per game. Her 13.9 rebounds per game led the WSC and ranked fourth in the state. Her 1.5 blocks per game was fifth-best in the WSC. She recorded double-digit point totals in 18 games, and double-digit rebounds in 24 contests. Inemer also posted three games in which pulled down 20 or more boards.

Bizzell averaged 10.6 points and 4.7 rebounds per game for the Cougars, while primarily coming off the bench, to earn her second All-WSC designation. Those numbers ranked her third and fourth, respectively, on the team. She finished with double-digit point totals in 12 of the 26 games she played, including six of eight conference games to close out the season.

Elias led the team in scoring with 15.8 points per contest and shot a team-high 47.7 percent from the floor. Her mark of 36.2 percent from behind the arc was also tops on the team. Elias came away with 6.3 rebounds per game to finish third on the team. During conference play she upped those numbers to 17 points per night, spurred by a season-high 32 points vs. West L.A. College on Jan. 31.

O'Brien returned to the Cougars in 2017-18 after sitting out a year to rehab from injury. The sophomore, who also earned All-WSC First Team honors in 2015-16, averaged 6.7 points and 2.8 assists per game on the year, but saw those numbers improve to eight points and 4.8 assists vs. conference opponents.

Canyons finished the 2017-18 season with a 16-11 overall record and 7-1 mark in conference play to share a co-WSC, South Division Championship with West L.A. College. The championship is the 16th in program history. Despite that regular season success, Canyons did not qualify for the postseason.