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Basketball's All Region, All GSAC & Player of the Year

Burlington County College’s (BCC) Office of Athletics is pleased to announce that two men and three women from the College’s basketball teams have been named to the All Region and All Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) Teams and one Lady Baron, Mama Traore has earned the distinction as Player of the Year.

Power forward Jacob Ogenyi was named to First-Team in the 2013 Division II Men’s Basketball All-Region Team and 2013 Division II Men’s Basketball All-GSAC Team. He is ranked 20th in the nation for defensive rebounds. Chris Thompson, shooting guard, made Second-Team in both the All-Region and GSAC teams.

Mama Traore, a sophomore center and second-year team captain, came to BCC as a walk-on from Mali, Africa. At 6'1 Mama dominates post play but can hit the outside jumper as well. She made First-Team in the 2013 Division II Women’s Basketball All-Region Team and 2013 Division II Women’s Basketball All-GSAC Team and was named the Player of the Year for both the All-Region and All-GSAC teams. She ranks 12th in the nation for number of points scored per game and 7th in offensive rebounds. Two other Lady Barons, guards Tyniqwa Bender and Bonicia Terry made Second-Team in the 2013 Division II Women’s Basketball All-Region Team and First-Team in the 2013 Division II Women’s Basketball All-GSAC Team.

The Lady Barons secured the Garden State Athletic Championships and ended their season after an upset in the Region XIX Division II tournament. The men ended the regular season with a four-game winning streak, to earn them their first Region berth in five years. Number two seed college, Mercer County Community College, defeated the men in the tournament.