ASC recognizes four War Hawks with postseason awards

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RICHARDSON, Texas – The American Southwest Conference announced the members of the women’s basketball All-Conference teams Monday afternoon, with four from McMurry University Women’s Basketball earning those accolades.

Junior forward Skyler Reyna and junior guard Sarah Doherty earned second team All-West Division honors, while freshman forward Savannah Johnson was named to the West Division’s All-Freshman team. Junior guard Isabel Carrion earned a nod on the West All-Defensive Team.

“I am extremely grateful for the recognition of our players, but also our women’s basketball program. Three of the four recognized came to McMurry as true freshmen so it’s great to see their growth each year,” Head Coach Brittany Densman-Roes said.  “We reached our team goal of making the conference tournament, so these individual awards are added bonuses to our team’s hard work this season. Super proud of these ladies, excited for McMurry, and hopeful for the future of our women’s basketball program!”

Reyna, now a three-time All-West Division performer, averaged a team-high 14.7 points and 10.8 rebounds per game and became the 10th player in program history to score 1,000 career points. Reyna shot 39.9 percent from the field and 73.6 percent from the line, and led the War Hawks in steals, as well.

The junior forward was a double-double machine, as Reyna recorded 17 double-doubles in 26 games. She scored a career-high 31 points at Howard Payne as she eclipsed the 1,000-point mark. She tied her career-high with 19 rebounds and hit the game-winning shot in the win at Sul Ross State that propelled the War Hawks to the ASC Tournament for the first time since 2012.

Reyna also earned one ASC West Player of the Week award.

“Skyler continues to prove that she is one of the top players in the conference and her stats will continue to break records at McMurry. She has been a pivotal piece in our program’s success and I expect her senior year will be one of the best seasons of her career,” Roes said.

Doherty earns her first All-West Division honor, averaging 10.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. She led the team with 36 three pointers made while shooting 41.6 percent from the field. She scored a career-high 23 points in the win over Covenant, knocking down five triples. She had season highs of seven boards, seven assists, four blocks, and three steals, as well.

“Sarah stepped up this year as our general on the court and I am excited that she received recognition for her efforts,” Roes said. “She has shown immense growth and I expect great things as she enters her final year of eligibility. I think the best is yet to come for Sarah.”

Johnson burst onto the scene with nine double-figure scoring games in her first campaign, including two double-doubles with career-highs of 18 points and 11 rebounds against LeTourneau. Johnson led the War Hawks in shooting percentage at 46.1 percent.

“Savannah has been a great addition to our program. She started several games for us as a freshman, played big minutes in a lot of big games, and gave so much hustle and heart on the court,” Roes said. “I am excited to see what she will do over the next few years as I believe she will be an impact player for our basketball program.”

Carrion earned All-West Defensive Team honors after averaging 1.3 steals per contest. Carrion also did numerous things on the court that don’t always show up in the box score, such as guarding the opponent’s best player. She averaged 6.0 points, 3.8 boards and 2.8 assists per game as well. The assists were tops on the team. Carrion scored a career-high 17 points in the win over Manchester, and dished out a career-best eight assists in the win over Covenant. She had a season-high seven rebounds six times.

“Isabel finally received recognition for all the wonderful things she contributes to our team. She doesn’t say much, she isn’t a flashy player, but she is consistent in so many little things that have a big impact for our success,” Roes proclaimed. “As a freshman she was given the role of defending the best player on every team and that has not changed over the last three years. Isabel is our defensive specialist and I am happy that her efforts were recognized.”

Among the ASC ranks, Reyna ranked sixth in scoring, while Doherty ranked 21st. Reyna was tops in the conference in rebounding and Carrion ranked 13th in assists. Doherty was ninth in blocked shots per game, as well, at 0.9 per game.

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