NAIA Dakota Wesleyan vs Concordia Basketball

Concordia's Philly Lammers (42) attempts a shot against Dakota Wesleyan's Amber Bray during the 2018 NAIA championship game in Sioux City Iowa.

Philly Lammers, one of the most dominating post players in the NAIA, was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Year on Wednesday.

The Concordia junior — averaging 14.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.6 steals — was joined on the all-GPAC first team by teammate Taylor Cockerill.

Lammers, a Millard West graduate, is shooting 58.1 percent from the field this season. She currently ranks eighth in school history in rebounds (785), eighth in steals (255) and 11th in scoring (1,495.

Cockerill, a sophomore, led the Bulldogs in scoring at 15.8 points per game. That included a 40-point effort against Indiana Wesleyan. The Waverly graduate stepped into a starting role this year for the Bulldogs, who won the regular-season and conference tournament championships.

Concordia landed two players — Lincoln East grad Grace Barry and senior Quinn Wragge — on the all-GPAC second team.

Other notables on the first team included Midland's Maddie Egr and Hastings' Shandra Farmer. Doane sophomore Haylee Heits was named to the second team.

Dordt's Bill Harmsen was named GPAC Women's Coach of the Year.

Briar Cliff's Jay Wolfe was named the GPAC Men's Basketball Player of the Year.

Concordia's Brevin Sloup received second-team honors, and Concordia freshman Carter Kent was named GPAC Freshman of the Year.

Morningside's Jim Sykes was named men's coach of the year.


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