AUGUSTA, Ga. – University of North Carolina at Pembroke junior Jonissa Monley, who was a letterman on Scotland High’s girls basketball, volleyball and softball teams during her prep years, was named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week by the league on Monday.
Monley averaged a double-double in leading the UNCP women’s basketball team to a pair of home victories. The Laurinburg native averaged 16.0 points and 13.5 rebounds per game last week while shooting 62.5 percent from the field in home wins over Francis Marion and North Georgia.
The 5-foot-11 forward began her dominant week last Wednesday with an 18-point, 14-rebound effort against Francis Marion that saw her shoot 8-of-12 from the floor, including a 4-for-4 showing in the opening half. Monley continued her dominance inside against North Georgia on Saturday, pouring in 14 points and pulling down 13 boards while adding two blocks and an assist. She scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the second half alone against the Nighthawks.
Monley has started 12 games and appeared in 64 contests for the Braves since she arrived at the school three years ago, and boasts career averages of 5.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. She is averaging 10.1 points and 7.8 rebounds for the Braves this season.
Led by former coach David Johnson, Monley helped guide the Scots to 43 combined wins and a pair of Southeastern Conference regular season and conference tournament championships during her junior and senior seasons. She won the Conference Player of the Year award as a junior with season averages of 14.8 points and 11.2 rebounds per game. Monley was also selected to the all-SEC volleyball team her junior year.