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Massner, McCrea named All-SLIAC

Sharpshooting duo represent Tigers on All-Conference list

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Allie Massner takes a 3-pointer from the corner during a Tiger home game this year.
Union file photo Allie Massner takes a 3-pointer from the corner during a Tiger home game this year.
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The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference released its All-Conference women’s basketball list during the roller coaster month of March, and two Iowa Wesleyan players made the list.

The Tigers, who finished in a tie for seventh in the conference, were honored with two third-team names, senior Allie Massner and junior Morgan McCrea.

Massner, a four-year player at IW, saved her best season for last. She finished in a tie for third place in SLIAC scoring, putting up 15.7 points per game. She was second in the conference in 3-point makes, hitting 72 trifectas on the year, and fourth in 3-point percentage, hitting 39.1 percent of her tries.

Massner was seemingly always on the court for IW, and the statistics show it. She played 33.4 minutes per game, fifth most in the SLIAC. On a small IW team, Massner had to eat up a lot more boards this year, and did just that by leading the team with 5.4 rebounds per game.

McCrea, a transfer in from Millsaps College, gave the Tiger women a huge bump in the 2019-20 season. She finished sixth in the conference in scoring, putting up 14.2 points per game. She also hit 64 3-pointers on the year, putting her third in the conference in that category.

McCrea was one of the Tigers’ primary ballhandlers this season. She finished 10th in the conference with 2.9 assists per game, the second best mark on the team.

IW’s Kieley Allen also received an All-SLIAC honor. Allen was one of 10 conference players named to the All-Sportsmanship team.

The SLIAC named Fontbonne University junior Rylee Stafford as conference Player of the Year. She scored 16.5 points per game, second best in the conference, and knocked down 80 3-point shots. Stafford hit 66 of those 3-pointers in conference play, a new SLIAC record.

Listed below are the full All-SLIAC women’s basketball teams for the 2019-20 season, along with the final standings. Note that the top four teams advanced to the conference tournament.

FIRST TEAM ALL-SLIAC

Olivia Falls, Eureka College

Jaysea Morgan, Webster University

Reylee Stafford, Fontbonne University

Raven Venegas, Fontbonne University

Hunter Wright, Spalding University

SECOND TEAM ALL-SLIAC

Kallee Dowler, Westminster College

Sophie Hathaway, Principia College

Maleah Hirn, Spalding University

Naomi Johnson

Webster University

Emily Reinneck, Greenville University

THIRD TEAM ALL-SLIAC

Reese Arnold, Westminster College

Addison Beussink, Webster University

Ashley Harfst, Eureka College

Allie Massner, Iowa Wesleyan University

Morgan McCrea, Iowa Wesleyan University

SLIAC ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM

Sophie Hathaway, Principia College

Ja’Keesha Hawking, Eureka College

Hannah Krukewitt, Greenville University

Jaysea Morgan, Webster University

Hunter Wright, Spalding University

SLIAC ALL-SPORTSMANSHIP TEAM

Annika Ochs, Blackburn University

Ashley Harfst, Eureka College

Mallory Proffer, Fontebonne University

Katelyn Wolfram, Greenville University

Kieley Allen, Iowa Wesleyan University

Alaina Vance, MacMurray College

Sophie Hathaway, Principia College

Allison Just, Spalding University

Hannah Cottrell, Webster University

Abbe Sutterfield, Westminster College

2019-20 SLIAC women’s basketball standings

Team Conference Overall

1. Webster* 16-2 20-8

2. Fontbonne 15-3 16-10

3. Greenville 13-5 16-10

4. Spalding+ 13-5 16-11

5. Westminster 11-7 12-13

6. Eureka 9-9 13-12

T7. MacMurray 5-13 7-18

T7. Iowa Wesleyan 5-13 5-10

9. Blackburn 3-15 5-19

10. Principia 0-18 0-22

* = SLIAC tournament champion. + = SLIAC tournament runner-up