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Henderson, Alwal Are Finalists For Best In State Awards

(WCBI Sports) - Marshall Henderson and Martha Alwal may defend their titles as the best players in the state of Mississippi. Finalists are named Monday for the awards for the state’s top men’s and women’s basketball players.

Henderson, a senior, joined fellow Rebels guard Jarvis Summers, a junior, and Southern Mississippi point guard Neil Watson as a finalist for the Howell Trophy.

Alwal, a junior on Mississippi State women’s basketball team, joined Ole Miss junior Tia Faleru and Jamierra Faulkner from Southern Miss as a finalist for the Gillom Trophy.

The winners will be announced on Monday March 3 at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.

The finalists were selected by a state-wide panel of media who cover college basketball in Mississippi. The final voting will take place this week. Fans will also be able to vote for this year’s winner beginning Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. until Sunday, March 2, at 5 p.m., by going to www.csopavoting.com. The fan vote will comprise 10 percent of the final total.