READING, Pa.--Four members of the Hood College women's and men's basketball teams will represent the blue-and-grey in the Middle Atlantic Conferences senior basketball all-star games, scheduled for Sunday, March 17 at Albright College.
Seniors Emily Maerz and Dyanna Prater of the Blazer women's basketball team will join 10 other players from six Commonwealth Conference institutions in a 2:30 p.m. matchup with the seniors from DeSales, King's, Misericordia and Wilkes from the Freedom Conference.
Seniors Trey Quinn and Justin Stone of the Hood men's team will team up with 11 student-athletes from seven Commonwealth schools in a 4:30 p.m. tilt versus representatives from six of the Freedom schools.
The senior all-star games are one of many events planned during the year-long celebration of "MAC 100" which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the conference. Both games are open to the public and fans are encouraged to bring monetary and/or food donations which will benefit the Greater Berks Food Bank in lieu of admission.
Maerz started 12 of the 24 games she appeared in this season and ranked third on the team in scoring, contributing 6.7 points per game. She led the team in three-pointers with 40 and ranked sixth in the Commonwealth in threes made per game. Maerz also became the sixth Hood women's basketball player to sink 100 three-pointers in her career.
Prater was Hood's starting point guard in all 25 games and led the squad in scoring (12.6 ppg), assists (74) and steals (49). An honorable mention all-Commonwealth Conference selection, she lists sixth in the league in scoring, 10th in assists and ninth in steals. Prater became the program's ninth 1,000-point scorer on Jan. 23 and finished her career tied for the top spot in career assists (331).
Quinn earned 23 starts in the 25 games he appeared in and averaged 8.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. His 110 assists were a team-high and were good for fourth in the Commonwealth. He also picked off a team-high 43 steals, which ranks him seventh in the conference. Quinn led the Blazers in scoring twice and rebounding seven times.
Stone started 20 of Hood's 25 games and registered 10.1 points and 6.6 boards per outing. He also accumulated 61 assists, 42 steals and eight blocks while shooting 54.4 percent from the field. Stone reached double figures 13 times and eclipsed the 20-point plateau twice against Ohio Northern and Alvernia.
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