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KELLY OAKES OF CEDAR CREST COLLEGE AND AMANDA LASS OF MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY EACH HIT THEIR 1,000TH CAREER POINT IN CSAC MATCHUP
Allentown, PA (January 21, 2010) – Senior Kelly Oakes (Wilmington, DE/Delcastle) of Cedar Crest College and senior Amanda Lass (Brackney, PA/Montrose Area) of Marywood University both hit their 1000th career point in the two team’s Colonial States Athletic Conference matchup on Thursday evening in front of a packed house at Lees Gymnasium where Marywood handed Cedar Crest a 76-53 loss.
Lass, who scored a game-high 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for Marywood, hit her 1,000th career point at the 11:51 mark in the second half on a made layup to put the Pacers ahead, 55-36.
Oakes, who scored a team-high 13 points and grabbed nine boards, hit her 1,000th point with 7:01 remaining in the second half of play on a short jumper with the assist coming from fellow senior Lakeema Jones (Williamsport, PA/Williamsport).
“I am so proud of Kelly for hitting this milestone in her career. She is a relentless worker and she really deserves it,” said head coach Chad Werkheiser.
This game marks the first time that Cedar Crest has lost at home this season, dropping its home record to 7-1.
Sophomore Lizzy Sunderhaus (Hamilton, OH/Stephen T. Badin) posted her ninth double-double of the year with 11 points and 10 boards in the loss for the Falcons, while Jones continued her scoring hot streak by hitting for double figures in her fifth-straight game adding 11 points on the night.
Marywood held the 45-25 halftime lead, forcing Cedar Crest to shoot just 31.0 percent from the field in the first half. Cedar Crest came out strong in the second half scoring nine-straight points, but Marywood would battle and hold the lead for the rest of the contest.
Marywood was also led by Mariah Schaeffer, who tallied 18 points for the Pacers.
Cedar Crest falls to 9-6 overall (3-3 CSAC) on the season, while Marywood improves to 10-2 overall (5-0 CSAC). The Falcons will return to action on Monday evening for a CSAC matchup at Philadelphia Biblical University at 6:00 p.m.