Mounsey and Veloso Named All Conference

Brock Kappelmann - March 13, 2018 6:01 am

LIBERAL, Kan. – A day after winning the Region VI Tournament, two Seward County women’s basketball players have won league honors as Mollie Mounsey and Silvia Veloso have been named to the 1st Team All-Conference for the Jayhawk Conference. Mounsey was also named the Most Valuable Player for the conference.

Coming off an All-American freshman campaign, Mounsey did not disappoint in her sophomore season. Mounsey finished the season averaging 19.0 points per game, while shooting 48.8 percent from the floor and 44.2 percent from behind the arc. She increased her shooting percentage by nearly five percent from her freshman season, both from the floor and from deep. She also came away with 4.4 boards per game and 2.6 assists per game. This season, Mounsey has not only surpassed 1,000 career points, but sits just 43 points away from becoming the all-time leader in career points. She also set the Seward and KJCCC records for career three pointers made.

While Mounsey made her presence felt on the offensive end of the court, Veloso was a terror on the defensive end. She finished the season averaging 3.4 steals per game, good for 113 steals on the season. She currently sits in 7th place in single-season history for most steals by a Lady Saint. Veloso did a little bit of everything for Seward this season, scoring 260 points, grabbing 126 rebounds and dishing out 131 assists, good for a 2.5 assist to turnover ratio.

Seward will play in the NJCAA National Tournament in Lubbock, Texas, which takes place March 19-24. The Lady Saints will find out their seed on Monday (March 12).

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