Knightly News names CPC basketball midseason All-Stars

Knights basketball teams jousted through season’s first half.

Read about our midseason All-Stars.

Editor’s note: This is the first in an occasional series of articles on all-star athletes in Central Penn Athletics selected by Knightly News reporters who cover the school’s sports program.

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By Blake Myers

Knightly News Reporter

The Central Penn Lady Knights and the men’s team have struggled throughout the season, but they have some shining stars who have played well and have helped the Knights.

While the men’s team had a record of 2-12 after the first half, and the women’s team had a 6-6 record, there was some all-star level play throughout the first couple months of the season.

Read below about our first Knightly News All-Stars.

We thank Central Penn Athletics for use of the players’ photos.

The Men Knights  

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Quadere Allen

The guard/forward has been excellent for the Knights and the team got everything it was hoping for from the returning junior.

Allen averaged 17 points per game, making him the team’s leading scorer as of this writing before the autumn term break.

Allen also averaged 5.9 rebounds per game and 1.9 assists per game.

During the first half of the season, Allen also collected a big achievement, scoring his 1,000th college point, against Mid-Atlantic Christian, on Dec. 10. He posted 24 points in the loss.

Allen has become a great leader and role model for the team, along with backing it up on the stats sheet, earning him a midseason Knightly News All-Star designation.

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Rodney Ross

The starting point guard has had a terrific season and has been a key contributor for the team. The junior was averaging 11.4 points per game and making a huge difference on the court.

Ross also averaged 5.2 rebounds per game and 4.7 assists per game, along with shooting 70% from the free-throw line. Ross put up a season-high 26 points, in the loss against Mid-Atlantic-Christian.

Overall, Ross has shown how versatile his game is and has demonstrated his ability to be able to score at a high rate, along with setting his teammates up with opportunities, making him a midseason Knightly News All-Star.  

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Jordan Strickland

The rising junior forward has been a rising star and an incredible addition to the team. He averaged 16.8 points a game, making him 2nd on the team, which the Knights needed.

Strickland also averaged 10.1 rebounds per game, making him average a double-double (a double-digit rate of 10 or more in two of these categories: points, rebounds, assists, steals or blocked shots). As shown in the games. Strickland’s athleticism is one of his best attributes, which he showed by throwing down big-time dunks and playing aggressively in the paint.

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The Lady Knights

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Ahnae Robinson

The first-year guard is turning into a star in front of our eyes, as she has been a key addition for the Lady Knights with what she has been able to accomplish on the court as a first-year student.

Robinson is averaging 15.3 points per game, making her the team leader in that category. Robinson also finds herself averaging 4.6 rebounds and shooting 73.5% from the free-throw line.

In her last game of the season’s first half, she posted a career-high 29 points, against the College of Southern Maryland, announcing herself as a true scoring threat. Robinson has provided a spark for the Lady Knights and has been making a name for herself, bringing the designation of midseason Knightly News All-Star.

Allison Yoder

The starting center is another Lady Knight who has stepped up for the team. Her contributions made a huge mark for the Knights through the first nine games of the season. Yoder averaged 11.8 points per game, making a big difference for the Knights.

The first-year student also averages 8.2 rebounds per game, leading the team in rebounds and making her a true threat on the boards. In her last game during the first half of the season, Yoder scored 14 points, along with 16 rebounds and posted a double-double. She has been the heart and soul of the Lady Knights, and is a midseason All-Star.

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Sidney Green

Last, the women’s team has had good play from this junior guard, on offense and defense. Green averages 9.7 points per game and is a strong rebounder, averaging 5.4 rebounds a game, helping get second-chance points for the Knights.

While Green has produced on the offensive side, she has also been a great defender and has played tenacious defense, keeping her opponents in check and making her a midseason All-Star.

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Edited by media-club co-adviser and blog editor Professor Michael Lear-Olimpi.