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Marietta College’s Enochs named 1st team All-OAC

AUSTINTOWN — Marietta College placed three players on the 2019-20 All-Ohio Athletic Conference women’s basketball team announced Wednesday by the league office.

In voting by the conference coaches, Alexis Enochs earned first team honors, while Devin Hefner and Marlo Taylor earned honorable mention accolades.

Head coach Kole Vivian said, “I am happy we were able to have three of our players selected as some of the best in the league by the coaches. The OAC is a grind all season long and these three really stepped up their games this year to keep us in the thick of the conference race.”

Enochs is making her second appearance on the all-conference team after being honorable mention last season. She became the 13th Pioneer to join the women’s basketball 1,000 point club. Enochs finished her career with 1,081 career points, which is 11th in program history.

“Alexis was unbelievable this year leading our team in many different facets. She put us on her back numerous times and showed she is one of the best players in the league,” added Vivian. “She was able to score double figures in 21 games this year as everybody in the league was focusing their defense on slowing her down. She also played great post defense and brought us life with the press.

The forward led the Pioneers in scoring with 13.4 points per game and was tied for the team lead in rebounds with 5.1 boards per game. The 13.4 points per game was sixth best in the OAC this season.

Hefner is making her first appearance on the all-conference team, as she poured in 11.2 points per game, and pulled down 4.2 rebounds per night. The guard led Marietta in steals with 44 (1.63 spg), which ranked seventh in the OAC on the season.

“We really needed Devin to help us score and defend this year and she answered the bell. There were many moments this year where she was the best player on the floor and I am excited to see her take the next step,” stated Vivian

Taylor is also making her first appearance on the all-conference team. The forward scored 11.2 points per game and was third on the team in rebounding with 4.5 boards per game. Earlier this season Taylor tied a conference record for three pointers in a game with nine. The forward was also named to the OAC all-tournament team.

“Marlo was a catalyst on our team all season long. She really grew into an offensive weapon for us this year and kept playing her really tough defense. The maturity she displayed this year on the court really helped us grow and finish the year with some positive results,” concluded Vivian.

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