Chambers Recognized By Met Basketball Writers

Chambers Recognized By Met Basketball Writers

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University sophomore Bionca Chambers (Bronx, N.Y./New Milford [N.J.]) has been named to the 2018-2019 All-Met Division II Women's Second Team by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association, the MBWA announced on Tuesday. Balloting was performed by head coaches in the New York City metropolitan area.

Chambers is an all-Met selection for the first time. She is the fifth Felician female to be honored by the MBWA, and the first since Trina Plummer was a Second-Team All-Met selection following the 2013-14 campaign.

Chambers, a 5-foot-7 guard, played in 26 games for the Golden Falcons this season, starting 20. She averaged 13.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists. Her 2.7 steals per game ranked second in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference and sixth in the Division II East Region. Her 1.0 block average was sixth in the CACC and 21st regionally.

Chambers scored 30 more points three times, the most by a Felician female in 16 years. She also had a nine-steal game and an eight-steal game. Her 21.3 points per 40 minutes were fifth in the CACC and 14th in the region.

Chambers is a 2017 graduate of New Milford (N.J.) High School.

Guided by 11th-year head coach Steven Fagan, Felician (9-18, 9-10 CACC) reached the CACC quarterfinals for the second consecutive season.

The entire set of 2018-19 all-Met Division II women's teams and special award winners can be viewed at http://www.metbasketballwriters.org/news/2019/4/23/division-ii-posts-patterson-picked-player-of-the-year-lusk-repeats-in-womens-div-ii-ranks.aspx.

Chambers and the rest of the All-Met teams from both genders and all three NCAA Divisions will be honored at the 86th Annual NIT/MBWA Haggerty Awards Dinner on Tuesday, April 30, at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, N.Y. The All-Met Awards are the oldest set of continuous college basketball awards presented by the media.

 

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