The Kansas Jayhawk Conference

recently announced

award winners for the 2019-

2020 season, with Independence

Community College

receiving fi ve spots on the various

lists from both the men’s

and women’s teams.

Leading the way — as she

has done all year long —

was Lady Pirates sophomore

standout Brittany Reeves. The

low post threat led the league

in scoring at 19.5 point per

game and rebounding at 15.3

rebounds per game while fi nishing

second in blocks at 2.4

per contest.

Reeves was the cornerstone

for ICC on both ends of the

fl oor, helping to lead the team

to a 14-6 conference record

and a third place fi nish in the

KJCCC East standings, ending

the year in a tough overtime

loss at home in round

one of the Region VI Tournament.

For her efforts, Reeves

was tabbed for the All-KJCCC

East First Team and was selected

as the East Division

Player of the Year.

Joining Reeves on the list for

the Indy women was freshman

guard Deairah Mays, who not

only garnered an All-KJCCC

Honorable Mention nod, but

was also named KJCCC East

Division Defensive Player of 

the Year. Mays averaged 11.1

ppg, 2.8 rpg and 1.3 steals

per game and often drew the

opposing team’s best perimeter

threat. Should she return

for her sophomore season in

2020-2021, Deairah would

give Lady Pirates Head Coach

Leslie Crane a solid centerpiece

to build her team around, as

she did with Reeves this year.

On the men’s side, Indy

sophomore Demetric “Meech”

Horton was chosen for the All-

KJCCC East First Team. Horton

led the Pirates in scoring

with a 15.3 ppg clip and was

tops on the team and fi fth in

the league in three-point percentage

at 43 percent. “Meech”

also averaged 5.4 rpg, 1.7 apg

and 1.7 spg as Independence

fi nished the year at 23-9 overall,

13-7 in KJCCC play and

placed third in the East standings.

ICC won their fi rst round

game at home over Seward to

advance to Dodge City for the

Quarterfi nals, but fell to No.

2 seed Colby to wrap up the

season.

Do-it-all freshman point

guard Jaden McClanahan

earned All-KJCCC Second

Team honors after averaging

9.0 ppg, leading the team

and fi nishing second in the

conference in assists with 5.2

per contest. McClanahan also

grabbed 3.4 rpg and had 1.7

spg while running the Pirates

offense. If ICC Head Coach Bill

Morosco is able to hang on to

his handful of freshmen next

year, Jaden should enter the

season one of the top point

guards in the country as a

sophomore.

Rounding out the list of accolades

was sophomore guard

Sam’i Roe, a hard-nosed

slasher with a nice midrange

game who was named to the

All-KJCCC Honorable Mention

list. Roe averaged 14.7

ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.3 apg and 1.8

spg and tied a season high

with 30 points in a big home

win over then-No. 5 Cowley in

the regular season finale.