ACC’s West racks up honors

Allen Community College's Sarang West is one of 40 invited to take part in a 3-on-3 basketball tournament in Tennessee. The tournament is the first of its kind.



April 16, 2024 - 3:15 PM

Allen Community College’s Sarang West (12) was voted the Jayhawk Conference Newcomer of the Year for 2023-24 and has been selected to play in a 3-on-3 basketball tournament later this month in Tennessee. Photo by Richard Luken

Allen Community College’s Sarang West will have a busy couple of weeks in store.

The Red Devil sophomore was one of 40 invitees nationwide to take part in a 3-on-3 basketball tournament in Knoxville, Tenn., the weekend of April 25-27.

The tournament is the first of its kind for the NJCAA Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame weekend.

The invitation coincided with West and two other Allen standouts being named to the All-KJCAA Division II postseason team.

West, Allen’s leading scorer at 12.8 points per contest, earned first-team all-conference recognition.

Fellow sophomores Khassidy Warr and Noa Muranaka earned second-team and honorable mention designations, respectively.

WEST, a New York native and transfer from Binghamton University, scored in double figures in 18 games, highlighted by a career-high 28 in a Region VI Tournament win over Labette.

She also was Allen’s top 3-point threat, draining 44, eighth most in the conference.

West shot nearly 40% from the field, 36% from 3-point range  and 79% from the free throw line.

West led Allen with 2.0 steals per game and was ranked third with 2.1 assists per contest.

West’s work also garnered her the Jayhawk Conference’s Newcomer of the Year.

“She did a lot of great things for us,” Allen head coach Leslie Crane said. “She elevated our team play as well as her own play. A lot of that had to do with her being able to see the floor, and find others in scoring positions. She also was great at putting herself in position to score. She could recognize what needed to be done.”

WARR ranked second on Allen in scoring 11.6 points per contest and tied with her twin sister, Khamille, for second on the team with 5.5 rebounds a game. 

Muranaka averaged 10.5 points, 2.2 rebounds and a team-high 2.8 assists per game. 

“I’m very pleased for those two young ladies,” Crane said. “They deserved everything they’ve gotten. They’ve been mainstays within our offense for the last two years. They’ve done a great job of being team leaders on the floor, in the locker room and in the classroom.”

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