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.