Sunday, January 27, 2013

Delle Donne closing in on CAA scoring record

For the fourth time since 2008 and the third time in the last four years, the Colonial Athletic Association career scoring record is about to fall again.

With her 24 points in Sunday's 65-56 victory over Drexel, Delaware superstar Elena Delle Donne now has 2,552 career points. The total leaves her just 115 points shy of the mark set two seasons ago by former James Madison star Dawn Evans (2,667 points).

At her current pace (around 24 points a game), Delle Donne will topple Evans' mark five games from now, on Feb. 10 at - of all places - JMU. If it shakes out that way, it will be the second time in three years Dukes fans will see the record fall. On March 2, 2011, Evans drained a 3-pointer in a home game against UNC Wilmington to surpass Drexel's Gabriela Marginean atop the CAA all-time scoring list. Marginean's record was just one year old. And the mark she broke had lasted just two seasons (JMU's Tamera Young, 2008).

The record-setting breakdown:

2008 - Tamera Young, JMU, 2,121 points
2010 - Gabriela Marginean, Drexel, 2,581 points
2011 - Dawn Evans, JMU, 2,667 points

At some point over the next 2-3 weeks, Delle Donne will almost certainly add her name to this list.

Ironically, the record Young broke had lasted for 14 years, as ODU's Celeste Hill scored a then-CAA record 2,112 points from 1990-94.

1 comment:

  1. Who's the best players at JMU? JMU has many excellent players. But who rated the best in JMU history?

    I thought Dawn Evans & Tamara Young were decent players at JMU. But the best JMU WBB player ever to play at JMU?

    Sydney Beasley.