by Nick Arias
History continues to repeat itself for the St. Francis Women’s basketball team as Junior Jade Johnson reached her 1,000 career points along with Senior Amy O’Neill breaking the single-season assist record in today’s game against LIU Brooklyn.
With two minutes left to go in the first half, Jade Johnson made a layup to become the 18th player in Women’s basketball history to placed on the 1,000 point list.
Johnson also ended today’s game with 31 points, just two points away from tying her career high as a Terrier.
After today’s matchup, Jade currently holds 1,011 points in her career with only 6 regular season games left in her junior year. She is also averaging 19.4 points per game this season as of now (2nd in the NEC).
The previous player to score 1,000 points was by Johnson’s teammate, Maria Palarino, this season on January 28th against Mount St. Mary’s.
As for O’Neill, she also made history tonight surpassing former Terrier, Sandy Salerno, to become the school’s all time leader in assists in single season with 193.
Amy leads the Northeast Conference in assists (8.3), third ranked player in NCAA Division 1 Women’s basketball in assists per game (8.3), and leads the NEC in Assist/Turnover Ratio (1.9).
She also notched her 2nd career triple-double just two weeks after recording her first one on February 2nd against Sacred Heart University. O’Neill finished today’s game with 16 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds.
“She’s such a great playmaker for us; I’m really proud of her and I’m happy for her” -Coach Linda Cimino
This second career triple-double by O’Neill is now the 13th time in NEC history that a triple-double has been recorded.
Congratulations to the Australian duo on making history. The future is bright for the Terriers this season!!!