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Coney, Barber garner Liberty League postseason honors

William Smith senior guard Latasha Coney and sophomore forward Ashlinn Barber were among the 16 student-athletes to earn a spot on the 2008-09 Women’s Basketball All-Liberty League teams. Selected by the conference’s coaches, Coney earned first team honors, while Barber received honorable mention.

An honorable mention pick in 2007-08, Coney led the Herons in scoring, rebounding, assists, and steals this season. She scored 350 points, grabbed 183 rebounds, doled out 114 assists, and made 92 steals (the sixth highest total in Heron history). Coney led the conference and ranked eighth in the nation in steals per game (3.7). She also ranked second in the league in assists per game (4.6), fourth in rebounding average (7.3), and sixth in scoring average (14.0).

Coney, who was named the Liberty League’s Guard of the Week four times this season, scored a career-high 30 points at New Paltz. She posted four double-doubles this year and closed her career with what is believed to be the first triple-double in William Smith history. At Skidmore on Feb. 21, Coney produced 14 points, 11 rebounds, and 12 assists.

A three-year starter, Coney finished her career with 919 points (17th in William Smith history), 497 rebounds (11th), 235 assists (11th), and 186 steals (14th).

Barber played in 22 games this season, starting 16. She led the team in field goal percentage (.475) and was second in scoring (12.0) and rebounding (5.8). Barber ranked fifth in the conference in field goal percentage, 11th in scoring, and 12th in rebounding.

Twice named the Liberty League Forward of the Week this season, Barber scored a career-high 29 points in a home upset of regular season conference champion Union. She notched a pair of double-doubles this year, including 15 points and a season-high 13 rebounds against Rensselaer.

William Smith finished the season with a 13-12 overall record. The Herons finished fifth in the conference with a 7-7 mark.