Hight named Defensive Player of Year; Lye, Jordan add SCAC honors
Posted on 3/6/2017 6:11:00 AM.
 
(Seguin) - Texas Lutheran senior forward Savannah Hight was selected as the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year, and she joined teammate and fellow senior Kristen Lye on the SCAC All-Conference First Team.

Hight and Lye were named to the SCAC First Team for a second consecutive season. The two players are senior leaders for a group that has the most wins for a senior class in school history. The Bulldog senior class of 2016-17 has an overall mark of 75-33 (.694) and a conference mark of 45-11 (.803).

Senior guard Cierra Jordan made her first SCAC All-Conference Team. She was named to the Third Team.

Hight, a 5-for-10 small forward, averaged 13.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. She often guarded the opposing team's best player. She concluded the regular season with 61 steals and 27 blocks.

Hight also shot 46.4 percent from the field, 43.9 percent from the three-point line, and 78.9 percent from the foul line. She has dished out a team-best 70 assists.

Hight is the first TLU player to be named SCAC Women's Basketball Defensive Player of the Year.

Lye claimed her second straight All-SCAC First Team appearance by leading the team in scoring, at 14.1 points per game, and by leading the Bulldogs in rebounding for a fourth consecutive season. This year, Lye pulled down 9.7 rebounds per game and had 14 double-doubles.

Lye, the 5-9 power forward, shot 45.0 percent from the floor and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. She also has 47 assists and 30 steals. Lye is a two-time selection to the SCAC All-Tournament Team, and she is a national nominee this year for Academic All-America and the Jostens Trophy.

Jordan averaged a career-best 10.2 points and 4.2 rebounds as the team's starting shooting guard. She has hit a team-best 35 three-pointers and is shooting 37.6 percent from the arc.

Jordan was the SCAC leader in steals, with 71, and she distributed 59 assists during the regular season.

Jordan, Lye and Hight are four-year letter-winners and members of TLU's 2014 SCAC Regular-Season Championship, the 2014 SCAC Tournament Championship, and the 2015 SCAC Regular-Season Championship. The Bulldogs advanced to the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship (first round) in 2014.

TLU finished the season with a 21-6 record after advancing to the SCAC tournament championship game and falling to No. 8 Trinity on Sunday, Feb. 26. The Bulldogs were not selected to play in the 64-team NCAA Division III Tournament.




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