Davis Named MEAC Co-Defensive Player of the Week

Tiyonda Davis
Tiyonda Davis

For the third consecutive week, Savannah State University women’s basketball senior center Tiyonda Davis was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Defensive Player of the Week, announced by the conference Monday.

This is Davis’ 12th MEAC weekly award of her career, her sixth Defensive Player of the Week this season.

Davis tied a career high with eight blocks and added seven rebounds, eight points in a 59-53 win over Norfolk State Monday in Tiger Arena.

Davis has record five-plus blocks in nine of 21 games this season and has recorded nine-plus rebounds 11 times. Her in last six games, Davis is averaging 12.0 rebounds per game, 12.3 points per game, 5.0 blocks per game, 1.0 steals per game, while shooting 65.8 (29-for-44) percent from the floor.

This season, Davis leads the team with 9.0 rebounds per game, which ranks fourth in the MEAC and 61st in the National Collegiate Athletic Association and leads with 3.9 blocks per game, which ranks second in the conference and fifth in the NCAA. Her 85 blocks ranks fourth in the NCAA and is the second most in school history in a single season in the Division I era and needs seven blocks to set the school record.

In conference play, Davis leads the team with 10.3 rebounds per game, which ranks second in the MEAC, and leads the conference with a field goal percentage of 55.1 (38-for- 69), and with 4.5 blocks per game, which leads the MEAC, and ranks tied for second in the conference with 3.5 offensive rebounds per game and second with 6.7 defensive rebounds per game.

Davis currently holds the school record in the Division I era with 280 career blocks and with 916 career rebounds and ranks tied for fifth with 364 career made field goals, five behind fourth place, and eighth with 846 career points, seven behind seventh place.

The Lady Tigers (9-14) face Allen University (11-16) Monday at 7 p.m. in Tiger Arena in the final nonconference game of the season.

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