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Liberty’s McPherson earns MVC Valley Division 2nd Team honors

Three Bolts named to Girls All-Division Basketball teams
Liberty senior Isabel Smith lines up a free throw earlier this season against Cedar Rapids Kennedy. Smith earned MVC Valley Division Honorable Mention.

NORTH LIBERTY– Three Liberty High varsity girls were named to the 2019-2020 Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Girls Basketball All-Division Selections list for the Valley Division, released on Wednesday, Feb. 26.
Senior Sam McPherson was a Second Team pick after leading the Lightning in scoring with 217 points in the regular season. McPherson recently signed a Letter of Intent to play basketball for Mount Mercy University, in Cedar Rapids.
Freshman Keiko Ono-Fullard and senior Isabel Smith were both named to the Valley Division Honorable Mention team.
Liberty ended the regular season at 3-17 and had its season end in a 72-32 Class 5A regional semifinal against Iowa City, City High.

Liberty High 2019-2020 MVC Girls Basketball Valley Division Selections
Second Team– Sam McPherson
McPherson– 217 point, 10.9 points per game, 21 assists, 22 steals, 11 blocks, 71 turn overs, 54 rebounds, 2.7 rebounds per game.
Honorable Mention– Keiko Ono-Fullard, Isabel Smith
Ono-Fullard– 151 points, 7.6 points per game, 39 assists, 23 steals, 4 blocks, 96 turn overs, 72 rebounds, 3.6 rebounds per game.
Smith– 103 points, 6.1 points per game, 14 assists, 11 steals, 17 blocks, 11 turn overs, 95 rebounds, 5.6 rebounds per game.

2019-2020 MVC Varsity Girls Basketball Standings
Valley Division
Team Conference Overall
Waterloo West 11-4 19-4
Dubuque Hempstead 8-7 14-9
Iowa City West 8-7 14-10
Linn-Mar 8-7 8-14
Cedar Rapids Kennedy 7-8 10-12
Dubuque Wahlert 5-10 8-15
Liberty High 2-13 3-18
Cedar Rapids Jefferson 1-14 2-19

Mississippi Division
Team Conference Overall
Iowa City, City High 15-0 22-1
Cedar Rapids Prairie 14-1 20-3
Cedar Falls 12-3 19-4
Cedar Rapids Xavier 12-3 15-8
Cedar Rapids Washington 7-8 10-12
Dubuque Senior 6-9 9-12
Western Dubuque 4-11 7-15
Waterloo East 0-16 0-23