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2 AACC basketball players honored for their outstanding performances

ARNOLD, MD — Two basketball players from Anne Arundel Community College were honored for their outstanding performances last month, the school announced Jan. 19.

Jada Turner was named NJCAA Region 20 Division III Women’s Basketball Player of the Month for December 2021. Cavey de Braeden won the same prize in the men’s category.

Turner averaged 15 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game during the month. She also played nearly every minute of the Riverhawks’ four games during that streak.

The freshman forward has scored more than 20 points in consecutive games. Turner drained 22 points against Butler County Community College on Dec. 11. She followed that up with a career-high 24 points against Community College of Baltimore County Catonsville on December 15.

The Glen Burnie resident shot 47.1% (8-17) against Butler County Community College and 42.9% (9-21) against CCBC Catonsville. She also had five interceptions at Division I Harford Community College on Dec. 8.

The North County High School grad is averaging 12.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game this season. Turner’s play was a bright spot for the 2-13 women’s team, which hosts Garrett College this Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Cavey averaged 19.8 points, 10.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game in December. This led the men’s team to a 4-2 record in the month.

The sophomore forward was 46.9% of his shots on the ground and 48% of his attempts on three. He had three double-doubles and three games with at least 23 points.

The Severn native started December with 11 rebounds and a career-high 31 points against Division II College of Southern Maryland.

Cavey recorded 26 points and grabbed 16 rebounds at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College on Dec. 12. He also hit two-thirds of hits from the ground (10-15) and threes (6-9).

The Glen Burnie High School graduate led the Riverhawks to a comeback win over CCBC Catonsville on Dec. 15. He finished that contest with a team-high 12 rebounds, the last of which led to the winning field goal with 18 seconds left.

Cavey is averaging 14.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game this season. The 6-9 men’s team will host Christendom College on Monday at 7 p.m.