GREENWOOD – Breshay Johnson became the third Lander women’s basketball player to be named Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year it was announced Friday evening at the Peach Belt Conference Basketball Awards banquet at Lander University on the eve of the PBC Basketball Championships at Horne Arena.
The Bearcats’ Mylea McKenith, a junior guard from Durham, N.C., wasn named the Co-Defensive Player of the Year.
Johnson and Ty’hesha Reynolds, a senior guard from Savannah, Ga., were named first-team All-PBC, while McKenith was a second-team All-PBC selection. The evening marked the first time in program history that Lander had multiple players named first-team all-conference. The Bearcats also placed three players on the all-conference teams for the first time since 2011-12
Johnson joins Shannon McKever, who earned PBC Player of the Year honors in 2010-11, and Tiara Good, who won the award twice in 2006-07 and 2007-08.
This season, Johnson leads the conference in scoring (17.1 points per game), field goal percentage (.619) and offensive rebounds (133). Johnson is third in the nation is field goal percentage.
McKenith, who is the second consecutive Bearcat to win a share of the conference Defensive Player of the Year award, leads the PBC with 88 steals. Bre Crum won the honor last season for Lander.
Reynolds is second all-time on Lander’s career scoring list and ninth on the PBC career scoring list. She leads the PBC in three-pointers and is seventh in the league in scoring.
Lander faces Clayton State in the conference semifinals Saturday night at 6:00 p.m.