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On Wednesday, Central Michigan’s women’s basketball team will be back on the court, gunning for a Mid-American Conference tournament championship and NCAA Tournament bid.

In the meantime, the Chippewas scored some victories Tuesday, too.

Senior forward Tinara Moore was named MAC player of the year, edging out her teammate, junior guard Presley Hudson.

Moore also was named defensive player of the year, the fourth player in conference history to sweep those awards.

Moore, from Southgate, averaged 19.2 points and 9.6 rebounds, while Hudson, from Wayland in West Michigan, averaged 18.6 points and 5.4 assists for Central Michigan (25-4). Junior forward Reyna Frost made second-team All-MAC, while former Detroit King guard Micaela Kelly made the all-freshman team after transferring from DePaul.

Central Michigan coach Sue Guevara, fresh off her 200th victory as a Chippewa, was named coach of the year.

The top-seeded Chippewas open MAC tournament play Wednesday against Eastern Michigan in Cleveland.

On the men’s side, Eastern Michigan junior forward James Thompson IV (15.3 points, 11.5 rebounds) and Western Michigan senior guard Thomas Wilder (19.0 points) made first-team All-MAC, while Eastern Michigan senior guard Tim Bond was named defensive player of the year.

Like the Central Michigan women, Eastern Michigan men (20-11) received a bye into Cleveland and open Thursday, against Akron.

The MAC coach of the year was Buffalo's Nate Oats, a former head coach at Romulus High School.

MAC AWARDS

MEN

FIRST TEAM

Tre’Shaun Fletcher, Toledo

C.J. Massinburg, Buffalo

Nick Perkins, Buffalo

James Thompson IV, Eastern Michigan

Thomas Wilder, Western Michigan

SECOND TEAM

Eugene German, Northern Illinois

Jeremy Harris, Buffalo

Tayler Persons, Ball State

Jaelan Sanford, Toledo

Demajeo Wiggins, Bowling Green

THIRD TEAM

Wes Clark, Buffalo

Elijah Minnie, Eastern Michigan

Trey Moses, Ball State

Darrian Ringo, Miami

Jaylin Walker, Kent State

HONORABLE MENTION

Jordan Dartis, Ohio

Daniel Utomi, Akron

Justin Turner, Bowling Green

Nike Sibande, Miami

Paul Jackson, Eastern Michigan

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

Dalonte Brown, Miami

Marreon Jackson, Toledo

Teyvion Kirk, Ohio

Nike Sibande, Miami

Justin Turner, Bowling Green

ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM

Tim Bond, Eastern Michigan

Davonta Jordan, Buffalo

Bryce Moore, Western Michigan

Darrian Ringo, Miami

James Thompson IV, Eastern Michigan

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Tre'Shaun Fletcher, Toledo

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Tim Bond, Eastern Michigan

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Nick Sibande, Miami

SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR: Nick Perkins, Buffalo

COACH OF THE YEAR: Nate Oats, Buffalo

FIRST TEAM

Presley Hudson, Central Michigan

Tinara Moore, Central Michigan

Jordan Korinek, Kent State

Lauren Dickerson, Miami

Courtney Woods, Northern Illinois

SECOND TEAM

Moriah Monaco, Ball State

Cierra Dillard, Buffalo

Cassie Oursler, Buffalo

Stephanie Reid, Buffalo

Reyna Frost, Central Michigan

THIRD TEAM

Carmen Grande, Ball State

Danielle Minott, Eastern Michigan

Cierra Hooks, Ohio

Kaayla McIntyre, Toledo

Mikaela Boyd, Toledo

HONORABLE MENTION

Courtnie Lewis, Eastern Michigan

Kendall McCoy, Miami

Kelly Smith, Northern Illinois

Jay-Ann Bravo-Harriott, Toledo

Breanna Mobley, Western Michigan

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

Oshlynn Brown, Ball State

Micaela Kelly, Central Michigan

Courtnie Lewis, Eastern Michigan

Cierra Hooks, Ohio

Gabby Burris, Ohio

ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM

Carmen Grande, Ball State

Stephanie Reid, Buffalo

Tinara Moore, Central Michigan

Cierra Hooks, Ohio

Mikaela Boyd, Toledo

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Tinara Moore, Central Michigan

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Tinara Moore, Central Michigan

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Cierra Hooks, Ohio

SIXTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Oshlynn Brown, Ball State

COACH OF THE YEAR: Sue Guevara, Central Michigan

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