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Sycamore's McPherson Sinks 1000 Career Points

The Sycamore Lady War Eagles team celebrate junior Izzy McPherson's epic moment Friday night in Fairview (Photo: The Post)

The 1000-point accomplishment is never an easy one for a basketball player, especially when one season is cut short due to a pandemic. Sycamore High School junior, Izzy McPeherson, did not let that- or anything else- stand in her way of reaching that goal.

McPherson entered the district tournament on Friday, February 17, just 17 points shy of 1k points. By the middle of the fourth quarter in the War Eagles' matchup against the Fairview Lady Yellowjackets, she managed to get within one before she was fouled and sent to the line. Sinking that first shot with ease, McPherson became one of just a handful of athletes in program history to reach 1,000 career points.

"I knew by everyone's reaction when I got fouled that I only needed one point, so I was just focusing on not missing," McPherson says. "It was overwhelming to see all the support from my team and the fans. Thanks to everyone who made it such a memorable experience.... It was a moment I will never forget!"

During the 2022-23 regular season, McPherson averaged 20.1 points, six rebounds, and two steals per game, shooting at 49-percent from the floor.

McPherson was also named the 9AA District MVP (Photo: Meri Crisp)

"Izzy is a special player," says Sycamore head Coach Cody King. "She is extremely competitive and is her biggest critic. She works hard to improve, and has really stepped up this year. She is extremely versatile and can play all five positions. Even with teams keying in on her defensively, she continues to consistently produce."

To boot, McPherson has won back-to-back District 9AA MVP titles for basketball, and has also been named to the All-District Team for volleyball for the past three years.

In the spring, she will continue her basketball journey by playing AAU with Ohio Elite. When she graduates next year, the Pleasant View native plans to pursue a career in criminal justice and play basketball at the college level.

"As good as she is at basketball, she is an even better person. She is kind, caring, respectful, and just makes good decisions," King adds.

Sycamore pulled out a solid (51-26) win over the Yellowjackets, advancing them to the District 9AA Championship Game scheduled for Saturday, February 18, 2023. They will face the Cheatham County Lady Cubs at 7PM at Fairview High School.


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