Four former McDowell Titans and Lady Titans basketball standouts recently wrapped up their college hoops seasons.
Here’s a look at how each one fared:
Junior guard Raekwon Miller and his UNC-Asheville teammates finished their 2016-17 campaign Thursday night with an 89-75 loss to UT-Martin in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com tournament.
Miller scored seven points in the finale, and his dunk with 6:46 to go pulled the Bulldogs within 63-62. But Asheville couldn’t tie or take the lead down the stretch.
Miller, a 6-foot-3 guard, finished his junior campaign averaging 6.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest.
The Bulldogs finished the season 23-10, earning a share of the Big South Conference championship.
A 2014 McDowell graduate, Miller was named to the All-Mountain Athletic 4A/3A Conference team as a senior after averaging 23.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.5 steals per game. He holds the school’s single-game scoring record with 48 points in a six-overtime State Playoff win over Ragsdale.
Lees-McRae’s womens’ team didn’t fare as well as UNCA’s men, but former star Lady Titan point guard Markia Stacey put up impressive numbers in her sophomore season.
Stacey led the Bobcats (4-23 overall, 4-18 Carolinas Conference) in minutes played (36.2), scoring (13 ppg), assists (3.9 apg) and steals (2.1 spg). Stacey also averaged 3 rebounds per contest.
Stacey, a 2015 McDowell High graduate, became just the second player in Lady Titans history to make the all-conference team four times. Stacey was named the MAC’s Player of the Year after her junior season. As a senior, she averaged 10.2 points, 6.7 assists and 2.6 steals per game.
Redshirt freshman Isaac Hillman was part of a Queens University squad that turned in a 30-4 season and went 19-3 to tie Lincoln Memorial for the South Atlantic Conference championship.
The 6-foot-7 forward played in 12 games for the Royals.
Hillman, a 2015 MHS graduate, was an honorable mention all-conference player as a junior and made all-conference as a senior after leading the team in rebounding (9.1 rpg) and tying for second on the squad in scoring (11.8 rpg).
Freshman Cheyenne Matson saw some playing time at Erskine College in her first collegiate campaign.
Matson, a 5-foot-6 guard, played in 13 games for the Flying Fleet, who went 12-17 overall and 10-12 in the Carolinas Conference. She averaged 2.8 points per game.
Matson was an all-conference pick as a senior in 2016. She averaged 12.8 points, 1.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game for the Lady Titans.