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Gholson reaches 1,000 point milestone

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– Sports Editor

Senior Jordan Gholson is the 16th player to surpass 1,000 points in Roanoke College women’s basketball history. 

Gholson reached her 1,000th  point in their game against Randolph-Macon College last Friday in the C. Homer Bast Center.

“It is not an individual accomplishment; you can’t score all on your own,” said Gholson.

In addition, she is 11th on the all-time list for RC women’s program with 557 career rebounds.  She still holds the record for career blocked shots for the school with 173 and is fourth in the ODAC with this record.

“Blocking shots is my favorite part of basketball,” Gholson said.

Last year, she led the ODAC and was nationally ranked for her blocked shots per game.

The girls fell 71-73 to Randolph-Macon on Friday. Nicci Moats ’12 led the Maroons with a career-best 23 points, seven rebounds, two blocks, and two steals.

Kylie Lucas ’11 scored a season-best 10 points and Kendra Porter ’11 scored eight.  Rebecca Bays ’11 scored six points and had six rebounds.

RC played again on Saturday at home against Virginia Wesleyan and took the win 57-29.  Lead scorers were Moats with 13 points and Laurel Hankins ’14 with 13 points. Gholson and Lucas contributed nine each.  Moats became 10th for single-season blocked shots after the four she had on Saturday. She is currently sixth on the all-time blocked shots list at RC.

Again, Moats led the team with 21 points as the only double-scorer on Tuesday night in Lynchburg. She also ended with 10 rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and two steals.

Gholson fouled out but not before scoring eight points, while Lucas and Paxton Gwin ’14 scored seven apiece.

Over the winter break, the Maroons won three of their six games, bringing their season to a winning record of 8-4 overall and 7-1 in the ODAC. They will face Hollins University when they return to action January 12 at 7 p.m.