Irving MacArthur alum named second-team All-GCAC

NEW ORLEANS — Essence Wells, the leading scorer for the Xavier University of Louisiana women’s basketball team, was named second-team All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Thursday.

Wells, a 5-foot-10 sophomore guard from Irving and a MacArthur High School graduate, leads the Gold Nuggets with 10.2 points per game and 36 made 3-pointers. She is third on her team with 43 steals and 34 assists.

The basketball honors are not the first in Wells’s family. Her mother, Cassandra Lumpkins, was named to the Sun Belt Conference all-time team in 2005. Her uncle, Tony Harris, was American South Conference Player of the Year in 1989-90 and played parts of three seasons in the NBA. Lumpkins and Harris achieved their honors at the University of New Orleans.

The XULA women are 14-11 and seeded third in the GCAC Tournament, which will begin Friday. The Gold Nuggets will play sixth seed Tougaloo at 2 p.m. at SUNO’s The Castle.

SOURCE Xavier University of Louisiana