Kentucky State wins SIAC title
Thorobreds’ Stewart was impressive in victory with 56 assists
ALBANY, Ga. -- Kentucky State defeated Albany State to win the 2011 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship on Wednesday. After dropping the first game 23-25, KSU fought back back to claim the next three games (31-29, 25-22, 25-15) and win the crown.
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The offense for the Thorobreds was led by Emily Grieshaber, Audrey Sherles, and Erica Coleman with 15, 10 and nine kills respectively. Brittany Stewart had 56 assists while Sherles and Ashlie Jones each had three service aces. The Thorobrettes were led defensively by Markeshia Williams with 17 digs.
For her efforts, Williams was named Libero of the Tournament. Stewart's contribution also extended to the Thorobrettes defense with 13 digs.
Albany State was led in the championship match by Jillian Anderson and Sabrina Garcia. Anderson had 17 kills and Garcia finished with nine. Garcia was voted to the SIAC All-Tournament Team. Teammate Jennifer Johnson had 39 assists and 14 digs in the title game and was voted Setter of the Tournament.
Defensively, the Lady Rams got 13 digs from Sharme Ridley; another 12 digs from Adrienne Morris; and four solo blocks from Tiffany Butler. The Lady Rams finished the season with a 21-16 record.