Cayard, Arrington earn all-Region X honors for PHCC

March 29, 2013

Courtney Cayard KiJuan ArringtonTwo basketball players from Patrick Henry Community College were awarded all-Region X honors recently for their play on the hardwood this season.

Courtney Cayard, a 5-foot-9 sophomore guard from H.D. Woodson High School in Washington, D.C., was named first-team all-region. Cayard, who started every game for the Lady Patriots (12-11) this season, led her team in scoring at 15.3 points per game. She also finished second on the squad in rebounds, averaging nine per contest, and chipped in 1.8 steals per outing.

“I’m thrilled to see Courtney get recognized for her outstanding play,” said PHCC women’s coach Brian Henderson. “We relied on Courtney’s scoring ability to help lead our team this year, and every opponent knew that. Even so, she was able to consistently put points on the board, and she was a big factor in the success we had as a team this year.”

On the men’s side, KiJuan Arrington was named to the second team.

A 6-foot-5 freshman guard from Denbigh High School in Newport News, Arrington started all but one game this season for PHCC (12-14 overall) and led the team in scoring at 16.8 points per contest. He also averaged 5.5 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game.

“KiJuan had an outstanding freshman season for us this year, and I’m very excited to see him rewarded with a second-team selection,” said men’s coach Kenny Wade. “KiJuan’s size and athleticism made him a tough matchup for opposing defenses, and we looked to him as a leader during key moments throughout the year. More times than not, he came through in the clutch. He was very deserving of this award.”

Both the men’s and women’s team have completed their seasons.