CHARLESTON, W.Va. - - UVa-Wise senior Makenzie Cluesman was named to the Mountain East Conference All-Tournament Team while also earning the league's Sportsmanship Award following the 2017 women's basketball tournament. Fellow senior Kayla Carey finished the event with the highest points per game average at 19.
Cluesman averaged 15 points, 5.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists as the Cavaliers advanced to the semifinals of the league tournament for the first time since the formation of the MEC four seasons ago.
Carey scored 23 points in the team's quarterfinal victory over West Virginia State before netting 15 against eventual tournament champion Wheeling Jesuit.
UVa-Wise won 21 games this season, the most since the school became a NCAA Division II member.