William Jessup places seven on All Conference team
The William Jessup University mens basketball season came to a close last week but four Warrior players and coach Jeff Bussell were honored by the California Pacific Conference for a great season.
After the best season in school history, the womens basketball team placed three players on the CalPac’s All Conference team for 2012-13.
The men won the regular season championship with an 8-2 record. The women were 15-15 overall while going 7-3 in conference. The 15 wins were the most wins in the WJU era.
The men placed seniors Keenan Prince and Jordan Wilson on the conference first team.
Prince, a Marysville native, averaged 17 points a game to lead the team. He finished the season shooting 48 percent from the floor and 51 percent from beyond the 3-point arc. His season high was 26 points against Simpson University.
A transfer from Yuba College, Prince was also named the CalPac’s Newcomer of the Year.
Wilson played his high school ball at Whitney. A Rocklin resident, Wilson averaged 15 points a game and 6.2 rebounds. His game high was 28 points against Southern Oregon University.
Wilson broke a school record by playing in 115 games in a Warriors’ uniform. His near 51-percent scoring average stands as fourth best in school history and he ranks No. 5 in total points scored.
Senior Marquis Robinson was named to the conference second team. The Natomas Nighthawks’ product averaged nine points a game and scored 15 against Menlo College in the CalPac semifinals.
Junior Sterling Shell of Galt High School was given honorable mention. Sterling averaged eight points a game and was a force on defense.
Bussell was named Coach of the Year after leading the men to a conference championship.
Juniors Taylor Borba, Sara Petersen and Ashley Rose were all named to the conference first team.
Granite Bay’s Petersen was named Newcomer of the Year after transferring from the University of Great Falls. She averaged 13 points and 11.6 rebounds a game this season. She also set single-game records for rebounds and set a school record with 293 total rebounds this year.
Rose earned her second All Conference first-team honor becoming William Jessup's all-time leading scorer with 1,242 total points in her career and was the first to surpass 1,000 total points. The Manteca native set several scoring records while averaging nearly 17 points a game.
Borba, from Livermore, was last year’s Newcomer of the Year. She averaged 14.2 points a game while averaging 5.8 rebounds and 2.2 steals.