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Owens, Johnson selected SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month

Owens, Johnson selected SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of November. Mack Owens of the men's basketball team and Sheena Johnson of the women’s basketball team took home honors this month.

Owens has become one of King’s top scorers this year, averaging 12.1 points per game in seven contests this season. The Abingdon, Va., native poured in a career-high 24 points, shooting 10-for-18 from the floor in an 83-81 overtime victory over Young Harris College. In the contest, Owens made the game-winning shot with 1.4 seconds remaining from 10 feet out on the baseline, giving King their first win of the season. Owens nearly matched that mark 10 days later, tallying 23 points on 10-for-15 shooting, including 3-for-5 from three-point range at Clayton State University. He helped King to a Conference Carolinas opening win when he posted his first double-double of the season, scoring 11 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in a 71-67 victory over North Greenville University.

Johnson has gotten off to a hot start this season, setting a career-high with 20 points in the season opening 86-63 win over Tusculum College. She followed that with 19 points in a 69-43 win over Mars Hill University and was selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week for her efforts. The Bristol, Tenn., native then scored 18 points at Carson-Newman University and closed the month with 18 points in a 76-69 win over North Greenville University and 16 points in an 88-74 win at Erskine College. On the season she is averaging 16.5 points per game which ranks third in Conference Carolinas. She is also shooting 47.1 percent from three-point range, a mark that ranks eight in the league.