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ECC Finishes Fourth at NJCAA Tourney

Sunday, July 24, 2011
Behind All-America sophomores God’s Gift Achiuwa and Tyshawn Edwards, the Kats won the Region III Tournament and went on to finish fourth at the NJCAA National Tournament.
Achiuwa, who was a first-team All-America pick, was also the Region III Player of the Year after averaging 22.3 points and 11.6 rebounds per game.
Edwards was a third-team All-America selection after scoring 20.25 points per contest.
The Kats, who finished 28-4, won 17 consecutive games during one stretch.
Edwards and Achiuwa were both first-team All-Region selections and were joined on the squad by freshman Dequan Jones, who was a third-team choice.
Freshman guard Sam Hattin led the Kats with 22 points in their opening-round win over Parkland while Edwards added 17 points.
Achiuwa scored on a putback with 9.5 seconds remaining to lift ECC past Louisburg (N.C.) and into the NJCAA semifinals. Edwards scored 29 points in that contest.
ECC head coach Alex Nwora was named the NJCAA District III coach of the year.

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