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BALTIMORE (March 21, 2019) – The Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference (Maryland JUCO) has selected Demarcus Demonia (men's basketball) and Dahnye Redd (women's basketball) as its Athletes of the Month for February 2019.
Demonia (Allegany College of Maryland |C.H. Flowers H.S.)
The Trojans leading scorer (23.1 points per game, 55.4%) had a great February that included NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball Player of the Week (February 3-9) honors. He averaged 27.4 points per game, (56.3%), 14.8 rebounds per game, 2.1 steals per game, two assists per game and two blocks per game for the month. He surpassed the 1,000 career points and 500 career rebounds marks on February 6 with a 26-point, 18-rebound performance in a 97-89 win at home against Prince George's.
Demonia had 42 points and 10 rebounds on February 15 against then ranked No. 16 Frederick in the Maryland Juco Men's Basketball Tournament. Four days later, he scored 29 points and had 14 rebounds, five steals and five blocks against then No. 1 Potomac State. He also scored 39 points and grabbed 20 rebounds (February 28) in an NJCAA Region XX Division I semifinal game against Harford.
Redd (Harford Community College |Penn Wood H.S.)
The sophomore forward scored her 1,000th career point on February 4 at home against Allegany, as she tallied 25 points to go with seven rebounds and seven steals. Redd had a double-double in every game (seven) of the month, as she averaged 21.7 points per game and 12 rebounds per game in February. She led the Fighting Owls in scoring in the Maryland Juco Tournament final, scoring 26 points to go with 14 rebounds and five steals.
Redd set new Harford records during February for career rebounds and single-season rebounds, which now stand at 826 and 454, respectively. She finished 2018-19 averaging 21.9 points per game (55.4%) 13.7 rebounds per game, a 77.5 percent free throw shooter and averaging 2.5 assists per game.
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About the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference (www.mdjuco.org and 443-840-1751)
The Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference (Maryland JUCO) exists to govern and conduct championships for the conference's 16 varsity sports. Chartered in the late 1960s, the conference is composed of 16 Maryland community colleges that compete in a variety of varsity intercollegiate athletics. Maryland JUCO oversees and promotes programs dedicated to academic and athletic goals of its diverse institutions, while enhancing opportunities for balanced intercollegiate athletic programming. The conference provides organizational structure for its membership while strengthening commitments to their students and communities. In accordance with the philosophy of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), the conference operates under the highest standards of integrity, equity and sportsmanship.
Each season, Maryland JUCO verifies the eligibility of all its student athletes, schedules, and statistics for statewide competition. To help foster the best academic and athletic experience for student athletes, the Maryland JUCO relies heavily on the work of its sports liaisons, coaches associations and the Maryland JUCO Advisory Council.
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