Three basketball players earn all-conference accolades

Three members of the men’s and women’s basketball teams recently earned all-conference honors from the Commonwealth Coast Conference. Rodney Morton ’18 earned honors for the men’s team, while Ally Esielionis ’18 and Torie Scorpio ’20 earned honors for the women’s team.

Esielionis was named to the second team after scoring a career-high 237 points in 24 games, and her .391 shooting percentage was also a career best. She had twice posted career-high six blocked shots in a game before last Saturday, when she swatted seven shots in a victory over Gordon College.

Morton led the team with 20.5 points per game, ranking fifth in the league. Earlier this season, he became the 19th player in Salve Regina history to reach 1,000 career points. Morton scored 497 points this season, which ranks seventh-most all time for a single season at Salve Regina.

Scorpio was named to the second team after upping her shooting percentages from last year: overall (.360 to .386), three-pointers (.289 to .390) and free throws (.706 to .741). She ranks third in the league in three-point shooting percentage (32-for-82).

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