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Henderson and Alwal win Howell and Gillom trophies

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Henderson led Ole Miss and the SEC in scoring (19.7 points per game), in three point field goals (121) and in free throw percentage (.877). Henderson led Ole Miss and the SEC in scoring (19.7 points per game), in three point field goals (121) and in free throw percentage (.877).
Henderson led Ole Miss and the SEC in scoring (19.7 points per game), in three point field goals (121) and in free throw percentage (.877). Henderson led Ole Miss and the SEC in scoring (19.7 points per game), in three point field goals (121) and in free throw percentage (.877).
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson, the leading scorer and 3-point shooter in the Southeastern Conference this season, won the C Spire Howell Trophy Monday as the state's top male college basketball player

Mississippi State's Martha Alwal won the C Spire Gillom Trophy as the best female college basketball player.

Henderson, a 6-foot-2 junior college transfer, beat out Rebel teammateMurphy Holloway, Ole Miss' all-time leading rebounder, and Southern Miss senior guard and leading scorer Dwayne Davis.

Henderson led Ole Miss and the SEC in scoring (19.7 points per game), in three point field goals (121) and in free throw percentage (.877).

"I don't know if there's a better shooter in the country," said Ole Miss Head Coach Andy Kennedy, describing Henderson's long-range shooting this year. "Marshall is fearless and is always ready to take the big shot in a game. He's a special competitor and does a great job of firing up our team when we're down or in a funk."

Mississippi State sophomore center Martha Alwal, a 6-foot-4 all SEC All-Defensive team selection, led the team in scoring (12.1) and rebounding (9.7).

Alwal, who recorded 16 double-doubles and 78 blocks for the Lady Bulldogs this season, edged out point guards Jamierra Faulkner of USM and Valencia McFarland of Ole Miss.

"She's just a great person, a great player and a great leader," said Mississippi State head coach Vic Schaefer in describing Alwal's accomplishments. "I told our sports information director two years ago before the beginning of the season to remember her name and it turns out there was a lot to remember."

Henderson and Alwal received the awards at an awards luncheon sponsored by C Spire Wireless and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.

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