MCC pair picked for all-region

Claudia Morente
Estelle Eduardo

Two members of the Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team have netted postseason all-region honors, the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference announced Monday.

Freshman Claudia Morente was named NJCAA all-Region XI first team, and freshman Estelle Eduardo earned honorable mention.

The freshman duo was part of a Tiger team that saw a seven-win improvement from the 2015-2016 season. Morente started all 29 of MCC’s games this season at point guard, averaging 9.1 points a game. She had 14 games of scoring double figures, including a career-high 21 points against Central JV on Feb. 13 in a 70-58 win.

Eduardo led the Tigers in scoring, averaging 12.6 points a game, appearing in all of MCC’s games. She had 21 games of double-digit scoring outputs, including four games of at least 20 points. Eduardo’s 65 3-pointers led the ICCAC.

Eduardo and Morente combined for 89 treys this season as MCC led the ICCAC with 198 3-pointers.