State Fair Community College Lady Roadrunners sophomore guard Ahjana Oakes has been named the Region 16 Division I Women's Basketball Player of the Week.

Randy Kirby

She received the award for the week of February 20-26. Oakes is the third Lady Roadrunner to earn the honor, which is new this season.

Oakes, a Detroit native, helped SFCC win a pair of Region 16 games over Jefferson College and Mineral Area College. She scored a team-high 17 points against Jefferson while shooting 44 percent from beyond the three-point arc and 78 percent from the free-throw line.

Randy Kirby

Against Mineral Area College, she scored 18 points, pulled down four rebounds and had two assists and one steal. The win locked up the Missouri Community College Athletic Conference Championship for SFCC. Oakes averaged 17.5 points while playing 22.5 minutes per game for the week.

"Ahjana has been playing well ever since we put her in the starting lineup," said head coach Kevin Bucher. "She has raised the level of her game and has become the player I expected her to be."

Randy Kirby

Oakes has averaged 6.5 points and 2.4 rebounds per game this season. She is shooting almost 42 percent from the field and 61.5 percent from the free-throw line.

Region 16 coaches nominate players from their own teams for the award but cannot vote for their own nominees.

David Rohrbach, SFCC Athletics