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Dorian Branch and Angela Harris Earn All-Conference Honors
POSTED: March 8, 2019 -- 8:51 a.m. CST
For the third consecutive season, two Cougars were tabbed for regular-season awards as junior forward Dorian Branch and junior guard Angela Harris earned second and third team American Athletic Conference All-Conference honors, respectively.
Branch has been pivotal in the success of the Houston squad, heading into conference play averaging 4.2 points per game and closing out the regular-season averaging 10.8 points per game. The junior posted a career-high 21 points against East Carolina and has emerged as one of the conference's best three-point shooters. Branch closed out the regular-season with double-figure efforts in five of the last six games. The award marks the first regular-season award for Branch, as she becomes the second Cougar under Head Coach Ronald Hughey to earn second team all-conference honors.
Harris has been a mainstay in the lineup for the Cougars since her freshman season. This season Harris took over as team facilitator, dishing out a team-high 88 assists. On February 5, Harris become the third Cougars to hit 1,000 career-points this season, reaching the milestone in only three seasons. Harris earns preseason accolades and was named to the preseason all-conference second team. The award marks the third regular-season honor for Harris and is the second consecutive year that Harris has earned third team all-conference honors.
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