Sunday, March 6, 2011

CNU's Schweers at it again, breaking NCAA 3-point mark

The state's all-time leading scorer, any division, made history again on Saturday in the NCAA Division III tournament. Christopher Newport senior Chelsie Schweers has 402 career 3-pointers to her credit -- a feat no female player has matched. More importantly, the Captains (27-3) advanced to next weekend's Sweet 16 after defeating Johns Hopkins 81-62. Schweers, by the way, had her typical night, scoring 37, ballooning her career mark to 2,765.

The 37 points was also an NCAA Division III record for points in a tournament game, and for good measure, Schweers, listed at 5-7 (but not really), blocked three shots.

CNU advances to play Kean (24-4) with game time and location to be determined.

The other state school in the D-III tourney, Randolph-Macon, lost 73-56 to host team Lebanon Valley in Annville, Pa. The game was closer than the final score would indicate - Randolph-Macon trailed by just three points before Lebanon Valley went on a 14-0 run over the final four minutes. Taylor Wieczorek had 12 points and 14 boards for her 12th double-double of the season. Randolph-Macon finished with a 23-7 record.

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