Florida Tech’s Shequana Harris, Jermohn Queen Earn Panther Student-Athlete of the Week Honors
By Florida Tech // December 9, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Shequana Harris and Jermohn Queen of the Florida Tech women’s and men’s basketball teams earned Panther Student-Athlete of the Week laurels on Monday for their performances during the week of Nov. 30 to Dec. 6.
Harris helped guide the Panthers to a 2-0 record last week with victories over two Sunshine State Conference foes in Eckerd and Florida Southern.
Harris was a dominant force against Eckerd, recording her fourth 20-plus point game of the season in the Panthers’ 69-49 rout of the Tritons on Wednesday. The junior finished with a game-high 22 points and matched a career-high with eight rebounds to go along with four assists.
The Bronx, New York native provided another all-around performance on Saturday to help the Panthers knock-off previously undefeated Florida Southern 73-61. Harris registered 19 points on 53.3 percent shooting, a team-high five assists, four rebounds and two steals in 26 minutes of action against the Mocs. She scored 12 points in the third quarter alone on 5-of-5 shooting from the field and 2-of-2 from deep.
For her efforts, she garnered her second SSC Player of the Week of the season Monday. She currently ranks second in scoring (19.3 ppg) and first in steals (3.0 spg) in the conference.
Queen was a major surge of energy of the Panthers’ bench as he helped the team to a 1-1 week on the road, including a victory over defending national champion Florida Southern on Saturday.
The Martin County, Florida native scored a game-high 21 points on 58.8 percent shooting off the bench in FIT’s 104-100 overtime loss to Eckerd on Wednesday. Queen also collected six rebounds and a team-high four assists in the game.
The junior followed up his showing with another 21-point performance off the bench in the win over the reigning champion Mocs. Queen led all players with eight assists, including seven in the second half alone to help the Panthers pull away from FSC. Efficient in the game, he finished 9-of-14 from the field and converted 3-of-4 attempts from the line.
Through nine games this season, all coming off the bench, Queen ranks first on the team in assists (4.3 apg), second in shooting percentage (.608) and fourth in scoring (12.3 ppg).
Both women’s and men’s basketball teams will have a short break before they hit the floor again to face Flagler College. The men host the Saints on Monday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. ET at the Clemente Center. The following day, Dec. 15, the Panther women will take on Flagler at 2:00 p.m. at the Flagler Gymnasium in St. Augustine, Florida.