November 30, 2009

Janyce Ealey Tabbed as Moe's Athlete of the Week

DAHLONEGA, GA - Janyce Ealey has been named the Moe’s Southwest Grill North Georgia Athlete of the Week after averaging 21 points in two games last week as the freshman carried the Lady Saints to a pair of victories in the Chick-fil-A Thanksgiving Classic on her way to being named the tournament’s most valuable player.

Ealey recorded 19 points on 4-6 shooting from long range in the tournament opener against Kentucky Welseyan, before pouring in a career-high 23 points against Trevecca Nazarene to spark a comeback that saw the Lady Saints erase a 20-point deficit midway through the second half to come away with a five-point victory. She was a perfect 4-4 from the free throw line, while pulling down six rebounds in the tournament finale.

The Carrollton, Ga., native is averaging 16 points through her first five collegiate games, while posting an impressive 43.8 percent from behind the arc, and 83.3 percent from the free throw line.

The Moe’s Southwest Grill North Georgia Athlete of the Week is voted on each week and picked by the North Georgia sports information staff.