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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Future Husky earns All-American honors

UConn commit Moriah Jefferson has been named to the National Christian HomeSchool Basketball All-American team.

Normally as a player selected to the squad, Jefferson be playing in the NCHBC All-Star game being played at Missouri State  on Wednesday. However, Jefferson can only play in two All-American games and she is planning to take part in the McDonald's All-American Game in Chicago on Mar. 28 and in the WBCA High School All-American Game on Mar. 31 in Denver.

Jefferson, a 5-foot-7 guard, helped the five-time national champion THESA Riders to a pair of wins in the pool play portion of the NCHBC tournament as they beat Team USA White 79-41 and the Knoxville Ambassadors 56-26. The Riders will begin play in the 6A championship bracket beginning Thursday at 2:15 p.m. against the Kansas City East Lions with the national championship game set for 4:45 p.m. on Saturday.

ESPN posted the times for the regional semifinals once all the second-round games were played and UConn will face Penn State in the first semifinal in Kingston, R.I. on Sunday at 4:34 p.m. That will be followed by the Kentucky/Gonzaga semifinal with the winners meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Penn State defeated LSU 90-80 behind 30 points from sophomore guard Maggie Lucas. Lucas, a former teammate of UConn's Caroline Doty at Germantown Academy, needed just 12 field-goal attempts to rack up her 30 points.

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