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Wallace College Community College-Selma duo honored by ACCC

Two freshmen women basketball players at Wallace Community College-Selma were honored by the Alabama Community College Conference.

Forward Amber Richardson and guard Kahyanna Bolton both made the ACCC South Division teams.

Richardson collected the most honors, earning South Division defensive player of the year and making first-team All-Region 22 and All-South Division. Bolton made the All-South Division second team.

Richardson, who grabbed a ACCC-leading 13.6 rebounds a game, said she appreciates the recognition.  The Linden native also averaged a team-leading 14.3 points a game and majors in Mortuary.

“It means a lot because most people doubted the team,” Richardson said. “I’m thankful for my teammates. This wasn’t my goal. I wanted to come out this season and make myself known.”

Bolton, who played at Thompson High School, said the honor is a reflection of the Lady Patriots’ squad. She averaged 14 points a game.

“The award is special and makes me feel really good about the season,” Bolton said. “I’m proud to get the honor. I didn’t expect it. I did whatever I could to help the team win games.”

WCCS coach Herman Turner said he’s ecsactic to what Bolton and Richardson did for first-year players.

“We’re proud for them being freshmen accomplishing so much,” Turner said. “We hope they can continue to develop into outstanding student-athletes. Amber is always chasing perfection, she strives to be the best.”

Richardson and Bolton both said their goal is to play Division I basketball after they finish at WCCS next year.