Women's Basketball

Stacey named to all-conference second team, Forbes picked to third team

Stacey named to all-conference second team, Forbes picked to third team

Photos courtesy of Matt Jones

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HIGH POINT, N.C. - Lees-McRae College women's basketball seniors Markia Stacey and Brea Forbes were selected to the Conference Carolinas All-Conference teams, announced by the league today (Thursday, Mar. 7). Stacey was selected to the All-Conference Second Team, while Forbes was voted to the All-Conference Third Team.

Stacey's selection to the all-conference second team is her second career all-conference selection after being named to the all-conference third team a season ago. Stacey played in all 29 games this season, starting in 28 of them and averaging a team-best 35.3 minutes per game. On Dec. 15 against North Greenville, Stacey scored her 1,000th career point and became the 11th player in program history to accomplish the feat, along with Forbes. She finished the season second on the team and 15th in the conference with a 13.4 points per game scoring average, while also averaging 3.0 rebounds per game. She finished the season third on the team in three-point field goal percentage at 37.7 percent, and was also second on the team in field goal percentage this season at 42.5 percent. Stacey led both the team and the conference in both assists (168) and assists per game (5.8), while breaking Lees-McRae's single-season and career assist records this season. Her assist total (168) is 11th individually in the nation, while her assists per game mark of 5.8 is 13th in the nation. Her 5.8 assists per game are second on Lees-McRae's all-time single season list, behind the 5.9 assists per game that Stacey dished out last season.

For her career, she is ninth on the all-time scoring list with 1,277 career points, ninth all-time in career field goals made (437), ninth all-time in career field goals attempted (1,110), fourth in career three-pointers made (193), fifth all-time in three-pointers attempted (543), sixth in career three-pointer percentage (35.6), fifth in career steals (212), tied for eighth in career steals per game (2.0) and tied for ninth all-time in career games played (108).

The Morganton, N.C. native is the daughter of Marcus Stacey and Sally Logan, and will graduate with a degree in business administration with concentrations in accounting and finance.

This is Forbes's first career all-conference selection. Forbes played in all 29 games this season, starting in 28 of them and being second on the team in minutes per game at 32.5. On Nov. 19 against Catawba, she became the 10th player in program history to score her 1,000th career point. She finished the season as the team's scoring leader and eighth individually in the conference at 14.7 points per game, while also finishing second on the team and 12th in the league in rebounds per game at 6.2. Forbes was seventh on the team this season in field goal percentage at 37.4 percent, while also being sixth on the team in three-pointer percentage at 33.1 percent. Forbes also led the team in steals per game average at 2.0 and was second in blocks per game at 0.8. Forbes led the team with 57 steals and was second on the team with 23 blocks.

For her career, she is eighth on the all-time scoring list with 1,395 points, 10th on the career scoring average list (12.3), eighth all-time in field goals made (473), fifth in all-time field goals attempted (1,342), sixth in three-pointers made (143), seventh in three-pointers attempted (479), eighth in free throws made (278), ninth in free throws attempted (409), fifth in career rebounds (769), sixth in rebounds per game (6.8), sixth in career steals (210), fourth in career blocks (71) and tied for seventh in blocks per game (0.6). She is also the all-time leader in career games played with 113. Academically, Forbes is a four-time Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll selection, a two-time time Conference Carolinas Academic All-Conference Team selection, and has also been selected to the Google Cloud Academic All-District Team.

The Freeport, Bahamas native is the daughter of Carolyn and Bradley Forbes, and will graduate with a degree in business administration with concentrations in finance and accounting along with a minor in athletic coaching.

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