HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State’s men’s basketball team has wrapped up its December portion of the schedule and is off until Jan. 4, while the Lady Lions have three more games remaining before the new year.
Wallace State’s men maintain a 10-1 record this season with a 2-1 mark in Alabama Community College Conference play.
Coach Allen Sharpe’s bunch is yielding a conference-best 59.4 points per game collectively.
Freshman guard Jaylen Lemons is averaging a team-high 18 points per game for the Lions, while sophomore Kuran Garner scores 16.5 per contest. They’re each shooting higher than 50 percent from the field and better than 40 percent on 3’s.
Huntsville native Nathan Moore leads the team in rebounding, pulling down 8.2 boards per game. Garner averages 6.5 rebounds and a team-high four assists.
Miguel Miranda has added 9.9 points for the Lions. Te’Derrius Williams has pitched in with 8.2 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.
After a perfect 9-0 November, Wallace State’s lone loss was to Chattahoochee Valley on Dec. 2, a six-point defeat.
Sharpe captured his 400th career victory in a Nov. 18 victory at Coastal Alabama-North.
After the holiday break, Wallace State hosts Next Level Academy on Jan. 4 before dipping back into conference play on Jan. 6 at home vs. Lawson State.
Wallace State’s women
Camille Jenkins scored 22 points and Kyra Long finished with 14 points and eight rebounds in the Lady Lions’ 86-68 loss at home to 7th-ranked Georgia Highlands on Monday night. Destiny Garrett added 10 points, five rebounds and five assists for Wallace State and Payton Golden and Jazmyn Jackson each scored nine points.
Wallace State’s women (5-7, 2-1) have played Georgia Highlands twice and 19th-ranked Gulf Coast State College over a four-game stretch.
Garrett leads the Lady Lions in both scoring (14.7 ppg) and rebounding (5.2).
Long is averaging 10.9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, while Golden has added 9.5 points.
Wallace State’s next game is Friday in Tuscaloosa against Walters State. The Lady Lions complete the December slate on Dec. 29-30 in Memphis, playing 3rd-ranked Three Rivers College and SW Tennessee CC on respective days.
Wallace State’s next home game is Jan. 6 vs. Lawson State.