Lyles Comes Off Bench To Earn CACC Defensive Honor

Lyles Comes Off Bench To Earn CACC Defensive Honor

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College fifth-year senior Que Lyles (Bronx, N.Y./Banana Kelly) has been chosen as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Women's Basketball Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 9, the CACC announced today. Lyles earns the honor for the second time this season.

Despite not starting either contest, Lyles played 31.0 minutes per game in Felician's 2-0 week. The 5-foot-11 forward/center totaled 14 rebounds for the week, including nine of the defensive variety, and added six blocked shots and two steals. Felician's two opponents, Caldwell College and Georgian Court University, combined to average 54.0 points per game, shoot 28 percent from the field, and commit 38 turnovers.

Lyles has played in 19 Golden Falcon games this season, starting seven. She is averaging 9.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.4 steals, and a team-high 1.1 blocks. She ranks seventh in the CACC in blocked shots per game.

Lyles is a 2009 graduate of Banana Kelly High in Bronx, N.Y., and began her collegiate playing career at Monroe College. She transferred to Felician in 2011, and as a junior, set the Golden Falcon single-season record with 87 blocks. She took an academic redshirt year in 2012-13.

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Lyles also won the CACC Defensive Player of the Week Award on Nov. 18. Teammate Ashley Morris (West Orange, N.J./West Orange) captured the honor on Dec. 9.

Sixth-year head coach Steve Fagan and the Golden Falcons are tied for third place in the CACC North Division with five league games remaining. Fagan, Lyles and Felician (10-11, 8-6) host first-place Bloomfield College at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in search of one of the division's four conference playoff berths.