Tuesday, January 21, 2020

ECCC’s Jariyah Covington Named MACJC Women’s Basketball Player of Week

East Central Community College sophomore guard Jariyah Covington has been selected as the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges’ Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for her play Jan. 13-19.

A product of Starkville High School, Covington averaged 23.5 points per contest as the Lady Warriors split a pair of games during the week.

She scored 24 points and had five steals in a 56-49 road win at Copiah-Lincoln on Jan. 13. It was East Central’s first win over the Lady Wolves since February 2016.

Covington scored 23 points and had two more steals in a 72-68 home loss to No. 11 ranked Jones College on Jan. 16.

For the two games, Covington shot 53 percent from the floor, 42 percent from beyond the three-point line, and 100 percent from the free throw line. She is averaging 16 points a game this season.