Wallace Earns 300th Win
When the Miles College women’s basketball team opened their season with a 73-68 win over Mississippi College on November 9, it was also the 300th career win for Miles head coach Phillip Wallace, Jr.
Wallace started his coaching career at his alma mater, Savannah State, where he won 105 games in five years. In three years at Morris Brown he won 49 games and this year he started his 15th year at Miles where he has now won 146 games.
Wallace is a native of Savannah, Georgia where he graduated from Savannah High School and Savannah State.
Savannah State/ Howard Game Cancelled
The football game between Savannah State and Howard, which was originally postponed on Sept. 15 due to Hurricane Florence, will not be rescheduled. Although both teams are in the MEAC, the game was a non-conference game and would not have had any bearing in the conference standings.
A trio of Savannah State basketball players were recognized for their outstanding play during the past week.
Men’s basketball player Collins Joseph was named MEAC Rookie of the Week while Women’s basketball standouts Myasia Jones and Jacquece Alston were tabbed MEAC Rookie of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week respectively.
Joseph scored 20 points and had four steals in his collegiate debut at Texas A&M on November 7, scored three points and dished out three assists against Georgia on Nov. 9 and scored 19 points while making 6 of 9 shots from the field and 3 of 4 of his 3-point attempts versus Middle Georgia on Nov. 11.
Jones began her college career by scoring 28 points against Wesleyan College, a game in which she also had six rebounds, five steals and four assists. She followed that up with a 19-point, five-steal, four-re- bound performance against Carver College.
In the season opener against Wesleyan College, Alston had a triple double with 12 steals, 12 assists and 13 points to go along with her seven rebounds. She had six more steals in a win over Carver College, while also grabbing four rebounds on the defensive end.
MEAC Set to Host Women in Athletics Workshop
The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) will host the Women in Athletics Professional Development Workshop “Empowering the Pipeline” on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 10-11, 2018, at the Omni at CNN Center in Atlanta, Ga. in conjunction with the week of activities leading up to the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl.
Sponsored by Coca Cola, this workshop is for women who are interested in becoming an athletic administrator or looking to improve their careers in athletic administration, and it will serve as a tremendous professional development and networking opportunity.
This workshop, heading into its 10th year, is open to students, coaches, athletic staff members, conference office staff, or any woman interested in advancing in the field of athletics.
Registration closes Monday, Dec. 3. For more information, contact Stills at firstname.lastname@example.org.