LYNCHBURG, VA. – Presbyterian College women’s basketball guard Cortney Storey has earned Big South All-Tournament Team honors, the conference announced on Sunday.
The junior from Fayetteville, Tennessee averaged 18.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 2.5 steals in PC’s Conference Tournament games against High Point and Tourney Champion UNC Asheville. Storey led the Blue Hose in their opening game against the third-seeded Panthers with 15 points, four rebounds, four assists, and a steal in a complete-game effort. She shot 6-of-19 from the field and 3-for-8 from the free-throw line.
Against No. 7 Asheville on Saturday, Storey led all scorers with 22 points as she logged another 40-minute game. PC’s leading scorer this season made 8-of-12 from the floor, including 2-for-3 from distance, and converted 4-of-8 from the line. She added five boards, six assists, and four steals in the loss.
“We were picked fifth, we came in sixth,” said Storey following Saturday’s loss to the Bulldogs. “To make it to the semifinal game, I think it shows that we are here to play and we are here to win and I think that next year it will definitely propel us to even more success.”
“We put a lot on her shoulders,” added Coach Todd Steelman. “She never complains. Never, never complains. I think maybe once that I can remember all year that she said she needed a sub. Not only is she handling so much responsibility with ball handling and scoring, she handles a lot of the defensive load as well, so we’re really proud of her. I’m thankful I have her for another year.”
2016-17 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Sonora Dengokl, UNC Asheville (MVP)
Bronaza Fitzgerald, UNC Asheville
Chatori Major, UNC Asheville
Janayla White, Radford
Destinee Walker, Radford
Cortney Storey, Presbyterian College