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Former Lady Farmers win USCAA title
, staff@fgazette.com
03-09-2017

Three ladies who graduated from Union Parish High School in 2016 helped Concordia College Alabama
win its second straight United States Collegiate Athletic Association championship on March 4. Raneseya
Brown, Breanna Johnson and Dee Jones helped the Lady Hornets post a 27-4 record this year.

layed in 2016 for the
Union Parish High
School girl’s basketball
team are now members
of a national champion.
Raneseya Brown,
Breanna Johnson and
Dee Jones are members
of the Concordia College
Lady Hornets, who
last weekend won their
second straight United
States Collegiate Athletic
Association Division
1 championship on the
campus of Penn State
University - Fayette in
Fayette, Penn.
Brown – who led the
USCAA in field goal percentage
this season, hitting
54.6 percent of her
shots – started all three
games for the Lady Hornets.
In their first round
win against Paul Quinn
College of Dallas, Texas,
Brown played 24 minutes.
She had seven
points and seven rebounds.
Concordia was
led in its 79-61 win by
Carshava Sutton, who
had 21 points and 16 rebounds.
Shuntavia Harris
came off the bench
and added 18 points and
10 rebounds.
Brown had her first
double-double of the
tournament in the
Lady Hornets’ 95-82
win against Silver Lake
College of Manitowoc,
Wisc., with 13 points and
10 rebounds. Harris was
again instant offense off
the bench, pitching in 24
points with 14 rebounds.
Lashanique Youngblood
added 16 points and 11
rebounds as the Lady Hornets
had three players with
double-doubles.
In the finals, Brown
contributed 10 points and
10 rebounds as the Lady
Hornets fought back from
a halftime deficit against
Barea College of Barea,
Ky., and posted a 70-59 win.
Traniya Pitts, named MVP
of the tournament, hit 21
of her 23 points in the second
half to pace the Lady
Hornets.
For the season, Brown
averaged 9.4 points per
game and 4.7 rebounds.
Johnson and Jones did
not see action at the USCAA
tournament. For the
season, Johnson saw action
in nine games and
averaged 4.3 points and 2.0
rebounds. Jones played in
seven contests and averaged
1.4 points and 1.1
rebounds.
The win against Barea
gave Concordia both the
men’s and women’s titles.
The Hornets, who finished
runner-up in 2016 to Daemen
College of Amherst,
N.Y., beat Illinois Tech 61-
51 to win their first-ever
title.
Brown, Johnson and
Jones were coached at
UPHS by Ernest Wynn,
who was relieved of his
position following the 2016
season.



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