Bryan’s Luna lands AAC Player of the Week

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The 13th edition of the Appalachian Athletic Conference basketball players of the week awards was announced by the league on Monday, and Bryan College's Deandra Luna (FR/Sparta, Tenn.) won the women's award for her efforts from Feb. 5 through Feb. 10.(Photo:BryanAthletics)

Lady Lions go 2-0 on the week with upset over Tennessee Wesleyan

February 2018

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The 13th edition of the Appalachian Athletic Conference basketball players of the week awards was announced by the league on Monday, and Bryan College’s Deandra Luna (FR/Sparta, Tenn.) won the women’s award for her efforts from Feb. 5 through Feb. 10.

Luna averaged 21.0 points and 6.7 rebounds per game in helping Bryan to a 2-1 record.
One win was over Tennessee Wesleyan who is currently receiving votes in the NAIA Coaches’ top-25 poll.Luna posted a double-double against Brenau with 22 points and 10 rebounds

Had 16 assists on the week.She had 4 steals and 1 block on the week as well.
Luna is top-15 in the AAC in scoring, averaging 12.3 points per game.
She is the AAC assists leader, averaging 5.5 per game and totaling 151 on the year.
She ranks No. 6 in the nation in both total assists and assists per game.
This is her first weekly award this season and in her career.

Team Record: Week: 2-0 Overall: 21-7

NAIA National Ranking: 23

Opponent Site
W/L
Score MM:SS Pts Reb Asst Bks Stl Field
Goals 3pt FG Free
Throws
Team Opp.
Tennessee Wesleyan A W 82-70 26:21 14 4 5 0 0 5-11 0-1 4-6
Milligan (Tenn.) H W 88-69 36:55 27 6 6 0 1 10-19 3-5 4-4
Brenau A L 74-68 35:00 22 10 5 1 3 8-19 5-8 1-2
Totals: 63 20 16 1 4 23-49 8-14 9-12
Averages: 21.0 6.7 5.3 0.3 1.3 0.469 0.571 0.750

Previous Basketball Players of the Week award winners
Week 1 – Qunicy Washington, Allen (Men’s); Autumn Dodson, Brenau (Women’s)
Week 2 – Qunicy Washington, Allen (Men’s); Kamya Thomas, Allen (Women’s)
Week 3 – Aaron Levarity, Milligan (Men’s); Brooke Hammonds, Union (Women’s)
Week 4 – Qunicy Washington, Allen (Men’s); Hunter Simpson, Tennessee Wesleyan (Women’s)
Week 5 – Brandon Moore, Allen (Men’s); Amber Levi (JR/Dayton, Tenn.), Bryan (Women’s)
Week 6 – Taboris Griggs, Point (Men’s); Jasmine Knight, Brenau (Women’s)
Week 7 – Dominique Lindsey, Union (Men’s); Alexia Manning, Point (Women’s)
Week 8 – Dwight Sanders, Reinhardt (Men’s); Danae Cox, Bluefield (Women’s)
Week 9 – Dwight Sanders, Reinhardt (Men’s); Hunter Simpson, Tennessee Wesleyan (Women’s)
Week 10 – Brandon Moore, Allen (Men’s); Hunter Simpson, Tennessee Wesleyan (Women’s)
Week 11 – Lance Blakely, Union (Men’s); Hunter Simpson, Tennessee Wesleyan (Women’s)
Week 12 – Aaron Levarity, Milligan (Men’s); Morgan Perkins, St. Andrews (Women’s)
Week 13 – David Casaday, Milligan (Men’s); Deandra Luna, Bryan (Women’s)

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