March 29, 2007
The NCAA Women's Division II Basketball Committee recently released its ranking of the nation's top 100 individual players and the top 275 teams. Listed among the leaders are four Lady Broncos.
Jamara McMillan is one of the nations' best when it comes to taking the ball from opponents. The sophomore guard from Durham, North Carolina is ranked 11th in steals, averaging 3.4 per game. Chelsea Jeter, a junior guard and native of Baltimore, Maryland, has teamed up with McMillan in the theft category. She is ranked 16th with an average 3.2 theft per game. Rounding out the crew of robbers which has the Lady Broncos ranked among the Division II leaders in steals per game are freshman Antoinette Smith and junior Tenisha McArthur. Both averaged 2.4 steals per game and tied at 70th in the nation.
Capitalizing on missed shot opportunities is Tenisha McArthur. The Red Springs, North Carolina native averaged 8.4 rebounds during the season, good for 73rd on the listing.
Last year, the Lady Broncos led the nation in steals per game. This year was no different. They are ranked first in taking the ball from their opponents on an average of 19.5 steals per game. Scoring played a major roll in the Lady Broncos 18-10 record this year. The Lady Broncos outscored their opponents 81.4 points per contest, with a scoring margin of plus 0.3.