Easton Earns another Postseason Accolade
State Fair Community College sophomore guard Ariel Easton recently was named a second-team All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association. Easton helped lead the Lady Roadrunners to an 18-12 record and an appearance in the Region XVI tournament semifinal.
“It is a credit to her,” said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher. “She fit into our system really well and worked really hard. She came in every day ready to practice and worked hard and pushed her teammates. She has a fire and a desire to play and she brought it out on the court every day.”
Easton averaged a team-leading 15.8 points per contest during her one and only season at SFCC. She performed well against a tough schedule, which included 11 games against teams that were ranked or receiving votes at some point during the season. She also averaged 15.8 points a game in those contests.
Easton scored 23 points against Arkansas Baptist College. The South Bend, Ind., native scored 20 points against the Hutchinson Community College Lady Blue Dragons, who advanced all the way to the national championship game. Easton followed that performance with 22 points, eight rebounds and four steals against the Seward County Community College Lady Saints, who were ranked 11th in the country at the time.
Easton led the Lady Roadrunners in steals per contest with two. She also pulled down 3.7 rebounds per contest from a guard position. She was the team’s leading free-throw shooter with 76 percent.
Easton has verbally committed to continue her academic and athletic career at Stony Brook University in New York.
SFCC Athletics Department