Thomas More's Temple, Owings earn district honors
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (WKRC) - Thomas More College junior guard Madison Temple (Cincinnati, Ohio / Anderson) and senior guard Abby Owings (Independence, Ky. /Simon Kenton) earned All-Great Lakes Region honors from D3hoops.com. Temple was selected as Player of the Year and a first-team selection. Owings was a first-team selection by d3hoops.com.
Temple, who was named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) National Player of the Week, PAC and D3hoops.com Player of the Week, and PAC Player of the Year, finished fourth in the league in scoring, averaging 18.1 points per game. Temple also finished sixth in the league in rebounding (7.0 rpg), second in field goal percentage (.566), first in assists (5.4 apg), fifth in steals (2.3 spg), first in free-throw and 3-point percentages (.881 ft%, .462 3fg%), and first with her assist/turnover ratio (2.9). Temple also recorded her 1,000th collegiate career point this season at the Hoop N' Surf Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii. In the 31 games for the Saints this season, Temple has recorded 216 rebounds, 167 assists, 71 steals, 22 blocks, and 560 points.
Owings, who was named D3hoops.com pre-season All-American, is a Jostens Trophy Finalist, named to CoSIDA Academic All-American District II, WBCA Coaching Program, and PAC Player of the Week, finished seventh in the league in scoring, averaging 14.9 points per game. Owings also finished 10th in field goal percentage (.448), fourth in assists and steals (3.1 apg, 2.5 spg), second in 3-point percentage (.454) and 3-pointers made (2.7), and third with her assist/turnover ratio (2.2). In the 31 games for the Saints this season, Owings has recorded 80 rebounds, 97 assists, 77 steals, one block, and 461 points.
Thomas More finished the 2017-18 regular season with a 24-1 record, currently 30-1 overall, advancing to win the PAC Championship and to the NCAA Division III Championship National Semifinals where they will play Amherst, the defending National Champions, on Friday March 16, 2018 in Rochester, Minn.
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