January 22, 2020

Just a day after being named the MACJC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, East Central Community College sophomore guard Jariyah Covington added to her honors by being selected as the National Junior College Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Division I Player of the Week.

Covington, who prepped at Starkville High School, averaged 23.5 points per contest as the Lady Warriors split a pair of games during the Jan. 13-19 period.

She scored 24 points and had five steals in a 56-49 road win at Copiah-Lincoln on Jan. 13. It was East Central’s first win over the Lady Wolves since February 2016.

Covington scored 23 points and had two more steals in a 72-68 home loss to No. 11 ranked Jones College on Jan. 16.

For the two games, Covington shot 53 percent from the floor, 42 percent from beyond the three-point line, and 100 percent from the free throw line.